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Residents perceptions of Convention Centers: A distance decay analysis

Li, ShiNa, Cang, S, Thomas, R and Hyun, S (2017) Residents perceptions of Convention Centers: A distance decay analysis Event Management: an international journal, 21 (6). pp. 729-746.

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Public investment in convention centres represents a relatively common approach to stimulating economic development in many large cities throughout the world. The rationale is that metropolitan authorities can thereby attract business tourists and promote positive (business friendly) images of their locality. While the economic dimension of such spending has received some attention, especially by consultants, there has been little theorising or empirical research which has examined residents’ perceptions of such development. This is in sharp contrast to examinations of resident perceptions of leisure tourism, which has witnessed extensive academic interest. This paper analyses residents’ perceptions of the Busan Exhibition and Convention Centre in South Korea. Distance decay theories, geographic decay and cognitive decay, are used to inform the analysis. The findings indicate that increasing residents’ engagement with, and knowledge of, convention centres is likely to engender positive perceptions of their impacts. It is suggested that urban policy-makers in many parts of the world could learn from this study and should take residents’ perceptions into account when financing and managing convention centres.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Hospitality & Tourism
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
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Date : 7 December 2017
Identification Number : 0.3727/152599517X15073047237241
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2016 Cognizant Communication Corporation
Uncontrolled Keywords : convention centres, residents’ perceptions, geographic decay, cognitive decay
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 15 Mar 2017 14:10
Last Modified : 21 Dec 2017 12:20

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