Exploring the COVID-19 Pandemic as a Catalyst for Stimulating Future Research Agendas for Managing Crises and Disasters at International Sport Events

Authors: Miles, L. and Shipway, R.


Journal: Event Management: an international journal

Volume: 24

Issue: 4

Pages: 1-41

Publisher: Cognizant Communication Corporation

ISSN: 1525-9951

While the interdisciplinary study of crisis, disasters and emergency management has become increasingly sophisticated, the identification of synergies, useful concepts and future research agendas in relation to studies within the domain of sport event management to inform these areas, is still at a very early stage of development. The far-reaching global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic further illustrates the timely importance of this research agenda for both sports events and broader studies in festivals and events. The purpose of this paper is to critically scope the resilience landscape to help further understand how studies on both International Sports Events (ISEs) specifically and both sport and event management studies more generally, could be better informed by disaster management and resilience studies. The paper highlights eight key thematic areas that merits further investigation, and combines to identify a multidisciplinary research agenda and framework for advancing knowledge on managing crises and disasters in both sport and event management studies.

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