People and Work in Events and Conventions : A Research Perspective

Baum, Thomas and Deery, Margaret and Hanlon, Clare and Lockstone, Leonie and Smith, Karen, eds. (2009) People and Work in Events and Conventions : A Research Perspective. CABI, Wallingford. ISBN 9781845934767

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The part of the tourism industry which covers events, conventions and meetings is a substantial part of the global economy and provides employment for a very large number of people worldwide. The breakdown of employees in this sector is complex - employees can be full-time, casual labour or part of a volunteer workforce, and events can be as diverse as the Olympic Games and a local meeting. This book examines the role of people who work in events, meetings and conventions by looking at the context in which they work, and presenting theories, perspectives underlying trends of employment in this sector. Leading authors present international examples to further understanding of the concepts involved in people management in tourism events. This book will be an important resource for students and researchers of leisure, tourism and events management.