Olympic Event Organization by Eleni Theodoraki

By Eleni Theodoraki

Olympic occasion association is the 1st textual content to deal with a few very important questions in modern mega-event administration: * Which companies are inquisitive about the Olympic flow and in what means? * What are the interorganizational flows of authority and finance among them? * How is figure grouped, in what unit sizes, how really expert and formalized are paintings techniques? * How advanced, dynamic, diversified,

"The exam of the Olympic video games occasion association within the 10-year interval, from bidding to post-games final down, attracts fabric from host towns to discover the kinds of interorganizational flows that happen at a variety of levels for the Olympic video games to be introduced. wisdom move from one host urban to the following and a longtime organizational box additionally signifies that administration practices occasionally stick to a few externally imposed organizing logics. The demanding situations confronted through organizers are mentioned and the tensions robust administration template from the IOC creates also are tested. eventually, the difficulty of sustainability of the Olympic video games is pointed out besides an research of the ways that the suggestions of influence are appropriated through a few of the stakeholders concerned with the Olympic video games as they try and impression public opinion."--Jacket. Read more...

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Urban regimes in the form of political groups and individuals get involved with the bidding for the games having first rallied support for the bid in the host city. Ex ante impact studies that showcase the economic benefit to the host city are often employed by growth regimes and although actual economic impact data does not always reveal benefits to the host city and country the image that the Olympic Games will spur economic, social, sporting, and technological advances is often present in public opinion.

In this development ‘infrastructure’ has become a catchword on par with ‘technology’. Infrastructure has rapidly moved from being a simple precondition for production and consumption to being at the very core of these activities, with just-in-time delivery and instant Internet access being two spectacular examples of this. Infrastructure is the great space shrinker, and power, wealth, and status increasingly belong to those who know how to shrink space, or know how to benefit from space being shrunk.

57). Essex and Chalkley (1998) confer that the host city’s exposure to enormous numbers of visitors, have intensified the need to improve an extend transport systems and to up-grade at least parts of the city’s landscape and environment. The exposure to the world’s media has re-enforced the desire to ‘show off’ the city to best effect. ‘The more extensive the publicity, the more compelling the opportunity to enhance the city’s image and reputation. In the modern global economy, in which major world cities compete for investment, the Olympics represent a unique publicity platform and opportunity for place marketing.

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