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Title: Kaohsiung World Games as a catalyst for sustainable urban development
Author: Ma, Shang Chun
Awarding Body: Sheffield Hallam University
Current Institution: Sheffield Hallam University
Date of Award: 2009
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Over the last thirty years the staging of events such as major sporting events has become increasingly recognised as part of development strategies within cities, regions and even countries. Behind such a phenomenon is a fierce competition between potential hosts because of the belief that these can achieve economic, social, environmental, political, cultural and tourism benefits for the hosting areas. As a consequence of the proliferation of these events, there is an increasing need to assess whether such strategy is effective. In this context, impact studies are vital. Traditionally, sports mega-event studies focused on the various impacts and on specific sports mega-events such as the Olympic Games and the football World Cup. Yet comparatively little is known about the procedures prior to the event, or about other types of events such as the World Games. To address these omissions this study investigates host residents' attitudes towards potential impacts prior to the 2009 World Games. It includes the perspectives of key stakeholders, with particular attention to sustainability issues.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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