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Event effectiveness : analysing the perceptions of key stakeholders of the Lexmark Indy 300/champ car event, Gold Coast.

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posted on 2024-06-17, 07:10 authored by S Nguyen, J Menzies
The present study assessed the perceptions of the Lexmark Indy 300/Champ Car Event’s key stakeholders namely, spectators, volunteers and paid workers, as part of an evaluation tool for its managers. We developed a model, which included visible, interaction and management elements that we proposed influenced the perceptions and experiences of stakeholders relating to the event effectiveness, strengths, weaknesses and improvements. Specifically, we used a modified version of Preble’s (2005) six-step multi-stakeholder assessment approach to examining the perceived overall effectiveness of the event. Fifty stakeholder interviews were conducted on-site and their opinions were content analysed. The key findings of the study were that the majority of the stakeholders perceived the event to be effective. Spectators perceived the strengths to be interaction components, and weaknesses and improvements to be visible elements such as track layout. Volunteers perceived strengths to be management related, but also noted that these were weaknesses and needed improvement. Lastly, Paid workers perceived interaction elements to be both strengths and weaknesses, and suggested that management elements could be improved. Important implications for similar motoring events were suggested.

History

Journal

International journal of sport management and marketing

Volume

8

Pagination

106-130

Location

Olney, England

ISSN

1475-8962

eISSN

1740-2808

Language

eng

Notes

Article first available online 6th July 2010

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal, C Journal article

Copyright notice

2010, Inderscience Enterprises

Issue

1-2

Publisher

Inderscience Publishers