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
Publication Title Tourism State of the Art II
Editor R. MacLellan, T. Baum, A. Goldsmith, J. Kokkranikal, E. Losekoot, S. Miller, A. Morrison, D. Nickson
Year Published 2004
Place of publication Glasgow
Publisher The Scottish Hotel School, The University of Strathclyde
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 paper reviews the literature on professional associations and specifically explores the issue of ethical conduct that event management associations expect from their members. 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 of event management associations. The paper identified 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
ISBN 0-9548039-0-6
Conference name Tourism State of the Art II
Location Glasgow
Date From 2004-06-27
Date To 2004-06-30
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/32812
Date Accessioned 2009-06-24
Date Available 2010-07-29T08:15:52Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute For Tourism
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1x

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