Professional Standards: The Current State of Event Management Associations

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Title Professional Standards: The Current State of Event Management Associations
Author Arcodia, Charles; Reid, Sacha
Journal Name Journal of Convention & Event Tourism
Editor Robert R. Nelson
Year Published 2008
Place of publication US
Publisher Routledge
Abstract As the event management industry grows and consolidates worldwide, event management associations play an increasingly significant role in professional support to the industry and its managers. Event management associations provide newcomers and existing practitioners with the necessary skills to ensure the continued growth and success of event management professionals. This article reviews the literature on professional associations and specifically explores the issues of codes of ethics or conduct that event management associations require their members to subscribe by. While there is a growing interest in the concept of ethics, especially in the tourism and leisure industries, there are no prior studies that investigate the codes of ethics or conduct that event management associations offer. This article identifies that of the 152 professional associations servicing the events industry 39.5% (60) associations had stated codes of ethics or professional codes of conduct/standards. Content analysis of these codes of ethics/conduct indicated four major categories. These included; effective business practices; reputation, respect and personal conduct; communication and professionalism.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15470140802104573
Volume 9
Issue Number 1
Page from 60
Page to 80
ISSN 1547-0156
Date Accessioned 2009-06-24
Date Available 2009-11-18T05:34:34Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute For Tourism
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/26728
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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