Planning and Leveraging Event Portfolios: Towards a Holistic Theory

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Ziakas, V (2014)
  • Publisher: Taylor and Francis

This conceptual paper seeks to advance the discourse on the leveraging and legacies of events by examining the planning, management, and leveraging of event portfolios. This examination shifts the common focus from analyzing single events towards multiple events and purposes that can enable cross-leveraging among different events in pursuit of\ud attainment and magnification of specific ends. The following frameworks are proposed:\ud (1) event portfolio planning and leveraging, and (2) analyzing events networks and interorganizational\ud linkages. These frameworks are intended to provide, at this infancy stage of event portfolios research, a solid ground for building theory on the management of different types and scales of events within the context of a portfolio aimed to obtain, optimize and sustain tourism, as well as broader community benefits.
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