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Publication date: 14 August 2017

Heather Clark, Frederic Dimanche, Rebecca Cotter and Donna Lee-Rosen

This paper aims to provide perspectives on human capital challenges for the events industry in Canada. Industry and educator perspectives are featured in two segments of the paper.

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Purpose

This paper aims to provide perspectives on human capital challenges for the events industry in Canada. Industry and educator perspectives are featured in two segments of the paper.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper provides an overview of the events sector in Canada and includes a literature review clarifying key definitions and terms. Industry and educator perspectives highlight ongoing discussions related to some of the human capital challenges identified in the paper.

Findings

This paper explores challenges related to human capital such as the pressures of working in the events industry and finding a work – life balance given the demands of the profession. Human capital challenges related to the preparedness of professionals and the need for continued certification and training are also discussed. A potential solution considers licensing and industry-wide certification. Consideration of the benefits and requirements of industry-wide certification and licensing is ongoing.

Practical implications

This paper emphasizes the need for cooperation between industry and educators to ensure that new events professionals have the necessary skills training and can recognize the need to contribute to the events industry throughout their careers.

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This paper considers perspectives from education and industry and emphasizes challenges that are relevant and current for existing and future events professionals in Canada.

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Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, vol. 9 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1755-4217

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Publication date: 1 June 2002

Arch G. Woodside, Ray Spurr, Roger March and Heather Clark

This article proposes a theory of direct and indirect inf luences of the Olympic Games on international tourism behavior and presents test results of the theory using a…

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This article proposes a theory of direct and indirect inf luences of the Olympic Games on international tourism behavior and presents test results of the theory using a quasi-experimental research design and visitor exit data (n = 3,875 useable surveys). Key finding: among prior visitors to Australia, the share searching for information nearly doubles (from 30 to 59 per cent) in comparing visitors reporting no change in awareness to substantial increase in awareness of Australia as a vacation destination due to hosting the Olympics. Conclusion: hosting international mega-events may result in substantial increases in activities and expenditures by visitors but such impacts occur through increases in visitors' search for information.

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International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, vol. 4 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1464-6668

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Publication date: 1 September 2003

Jim Barry, Elisabeth Berg and John Chandler

Reports on findings from a research project, which has been examining the development of the New Public Management (NPM), a managerial reform movement for change in public…

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Reports on findings from a research project, which has been examining the development of the New Public Management (NPM), a managerial reform movement for change in public sectors worldwide, and reports on a series of semi‐structured interviews with academics in Sweden and England as elements of NPM are introduced into the daily routines of university work. The findings suggest that, despite evidence of common elements of the NPM appearing in Higher Education in the two countries in question, as well as many similarities of experience and response among those subjected to change, there are differences ‐ with academics in England reporting longer hours and increased monitoring of their work than their Swedish counterparts. The article explores the nature of these similarities and differences.

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Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, vol. 10 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1352-7606

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Publication date: 18 April 2008

David Veres, Heather Clark and Damian Golbourne

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the contribution of events to the Niagara region's tourism product.

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The purpose of this paper is to discuss the contribution of events to the Niagara region's tourism product.

Design/methodology/approach

Using contributing perspectives from the industry and academia, this paper provides an overview of festivals and meeting/convention events in the region.

Findings

Drawing from specific examples from the region, reasons for event successes are discussed. A diagram is used to illustrate how event products should be developed in order to help Niagara region tourism and economic growth.

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Current and future challenges for the region are presented and suggestions for overcoming barriers are provided.

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International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, vol. 20 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0959-6119

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Publication date: 8 May 2007

Jim Barry, Elisabeth Berg and John Chandler

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Equal Opportunities International, vol. 26 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0261-0159

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Publication date: 1 June 2001

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Working with Older People, vol. 5 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1366-3666

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Publication date: 1 November 1999

Trudie Honour, Jim Barry and Sneha Palnitkar

Considers the implications of 30 per cent quota innovation for women politicians in Mumbai (formerly Bombay) and other area of India since the 1990’s. Uses a survey to…

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Considers the implications of 30 per cent quota innovation for women politicians in Mumbai (formerly Bombay) and other area of India since the 1990’s. Uses a survey to explore the influence of women on policy and compares this with some previous research in London. Suggest ways this representation may be sustained.

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Equal Opportunities International, vol. 18 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0261-0159

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Publication date: 1 December 2002

Rolf Rønning

This article is about the implications of the different uses of the concept of care in the research and debate on home care. It can be read as a comment on the British…

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This article is about the implications of the different uses of the concept of care in the research and debate on home care. It can be read as a comment on the British debate, seen with Norwegian eyes, and from a starting point where care is a positively loaded concept. The article begins with a definition of care, in order to try to identify some core elements, and then proceeds to examine two main lines of attack on care in the British debate. A distinction between care as an ideal and as practice is introduced, and the article tries to demonstrate how the outcome of caring can be seen as a result both of political attitudes and of different forms of organisation. The article concludes by discussing why we need to save ‘care’ as a positive concept in the evaluation of formal systems providing care as a social service.

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Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, vol. 3 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1471-7794

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Publication date: 31 December 1998

Alison Jarvis

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Housing, Care and Support, vol. 1 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1460-8790

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Publication date: 1 June 2004

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Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, vol. 5 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1471-7794

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