Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: Modelling cultural special events in an Egyptian context
Author: Salem, G. M. H. A.
Awarding Body: University of Wales Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 2004
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
Since 1992, Egyptian Ministry of Tourism has established an annual special events agenda to achieve a cluster aims. Over a ten-year period, the special events involved have not demonstrated clear success; a situation partly attributed to managerial problems and the lack of a good practice model of special events management applicable to the Egyptian context. Thus, this study focuses upon developing a model for managing cultural special events, which is potentially applicable in an Egyptian context. The issues related to special event management were examined via an extensive literature review, which culminated in the development of a theoretical model of special events management. The theoretical model was then used as a projective instrument to stimulate the presentation of a multiple case study of three Welsh cultural special events. Utilizing semi-structured interviews, the Welsh cases resulted in three reasonably similar managerial models, which were then unified in a Welsh best practice model through the use of the Delphi technique. Three Egyptian cultural special events were analysed, which enabled the exploration of the managerial models currently applied to these cultural special events. The three Egyptian models were then compared against the Welsh best practice model resulting in the identification of eight dissimilarities. Following discussions with Egyptian practitioners, these dissimilarities were reduced to six managerial problems to which the failure of some of the Egyptian events can be attributed. Consequently, a theoretical guide for managing these six problem areas was developed out of the literature. Semi-structured interviews with the Welsh practitioners were utilized leading to the development of the theoretical guide into a Welsh best practice guide. Finally, the Welsh best practice model and the guide were discussed with the Egyptian experts, via semi-structured interviews associated with the Delphi technique, resulting in the development of a suggested model and guide potentially applicable in an Egyptian context.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available