Goals and Objectives of Event Management Associations

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Title Goals and Objectives of Event Management Associations
Author Arcodia, Charles; Reid, Sacha
Journal Name Journal of Convention and Exhibition Management
Year Published 2003
Place of publication US
Publisher Routledge
Abstract This paper reviews the literature on professional associations and specifically explores the goals and objectives of event management associations. Its study identified 147 professional associations worldwide involved with event management. Rather than use or adapt an existing framework for analysis, this study applies a grounded approach to the analysis of the content of the goals and objectives; that is, the categories of meaning were developed from an analysis of the data provided rather than imposed by an existing typology from the literature. These associations were categorized by location, including international, regional, and special interest associations, with numerous sub-categories. Regional associations were divided into continents so that there were six sub-categories. The special interest associations were included as there were a number in the sample that did not fit within the first two categories, yet they were deemed significant to the study because they dealt with event management issues within the context of a specific industry. The study concludes that event management associations have a strong record in developing goals and objectives as part of their operational framework. The key variables that emerged are information exchange, education and training, identity and recognition, ethics and standards, networks and collegiality, business management, membership, premier representative association, product development, and being a change agent.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J143v05n01_05
Volume 5
Issue Number 1
Page from 57
Page to 75
ISSN 1547-0148
Date Accessioned 2009-06-24
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute For Tourism
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/28652
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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