Sports Economics, Management and Policy

Small Scale Sport Tourism Events and Local Sustainable Development

A Cross-National Comparative Perspective

Editors: Melo, Ricardo, Sobry, Claude, Van Rheenen, Derek (Eds.)

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  • Provides comparative perspective on small scale sport tourism events
  • Discusses the socioeconomic impacts of sport tourism
  • Proposes policy solutions for encouraging events that stimulate sustainable local development
  • Provides a comparative perspective on, and methodology for studying, small scale sport tourism events.
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About this book

This book outlines the impacts of small scale sport tourism events on local sustainable development in different countries. Using half marathons organized in small and medium sized cities as an example, the chapters are robust case studies, applying a unified methodology in order to provide a clear overview of the sport tourism system in each country. 

The book begins with a description of the methodologies used and an overview of the countries studied. The country chapters focus on several dimensions of sport tourism in each city, including but not limited to the history of past sport tourism events in the municipality, the characteristics of the city hosting the event, the demographic profile of participants in the event, and the quantifiable economic, environmental, and sociocultural impacts of the event. Each chapter concludes with analysis and policy recommendations for holding future events that contribute to local sustainable development. The book concludes by summarizing and comparing the main results across different countries, and presenting main conclusions and overarching recommendations.

Written by international experts in sports tourism, this book is geared towards academic researchers and students, interested in sport tourism, sports economics, management, and sustainable development, as well as policy makers and professionals tasked with bringing such events to their cities.

About the authors

Ricardo Melo is a Professor at the Coimbra Education School, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal. His current academic interests are nature sports, sustainable local development, and the impacts of sport tourism events. He is a Vice President of the International Research Network In Sport Tourism (IRNIST).

Claude Sobry is Professor Emeritus at the University of Lille 2, France. He has published widely in the areas of macroeconomics, sport economics, sport governance and sport tourism. He is the founder and President of the International Research Network In Sport Tourism (IRNIST). 

Derek Van Rheenen is the Executive Director of the UC Berkeley Athletic Study Center. He earned his Ph.D (1997) in Cultural Studies, his Master’s degree (1993) in Education, and his undergraduate degree in Political Economy/German (1986), all from U.C. Berkeley (US). He coordinates the Cultural Studies of Sport in Education (CSSE) M.A. Program in the Graduate School of Education. He is a Vice President of the International Research Network In Sport Tourism (IRNIST).


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Running Tourism and the Global Rise of Small Scale Sport Tourism Events

    Pages 1-17

    Rheenen, Derek (et al.)

  • Sport Tourism Events and Local Sustainable Development: An Overview

    Pages 19-42

    Melo, Ricardo (et al.)

  • A Comparative Method of Analysing Small Scale Sport Tourism Events: Half Marathons

    Pages 43-54

    Rheenen, Derek (et al.)

  • Algeria: Impacts of Sport Tourism Events. The Case of International Half Marathon of the City of Béjaia

    Pages 55-73

    Benabdelhadi, Mohammed Mounir (et al.)

  • Brasil: The Impact of Small Scale Sport Tourism Events. The Case of the 21k Guarujá 2016

    Pages 75-91

    Melo, Ricardo (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $139.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Small Scale Sport Tourism Events and Local Sustainable Development
Book Subtitle
A Cross-National Comparative Perspective
Editors
  • Ricardo Melo
  • Claude Sobry
  • Derek Van Rheenen
Series Title
Sports Economics, Management and Policy
Series Volume
18
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-62919-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-62919-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-62918-2
Series ISSN
2191-298X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 249
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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