Mega Event Planning

Sport Mega-Events in Emerging Economies

The South American Games of Santiago 2014

Authors: Bravo, G.A., Shonk, D.J., Silva-Bórquez, J., González-Mesina, S.

  • Brings new attention to the developing nation of Chile, and has wider implications for studying the policies, planning and development of nations in South America.
  • Takes a multifaceted look at Mega Events and Sports Studies, including public policy, planning, management and politics.
  • Uniquely qualified authors, with extensive scholarly and professional expertise in various aspects of sport management and particular experience in Latin America.
  • An original contribution to the field, bringing the South American Games to an English speaking audience for the first time.
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About this book

Chile and the South American Games of Santiago 2014 offers an interesting case to examine an event of sizeable magnitude in a country with little history of hosting sport mega-events (SMEs). This case study will expand the readers understanding of third-order SMEs like the South American Games and highlight the circumstances under which they occur. It also contributes to advance and challenge our knowledge as to what extent previous findings made on impact, legacies, justifications, and challenges identified on larger scale SMEs hosted in the developed world, inform the process and outcomes of second or third-order SMEs organized in less developed countries. This monograph is suitable for scholars and practitioners who want to expand their knowledge on sport event planning outside the rim of the global north. It is an essential read for scholars and graduate students in policy studies, sociology, international business, sport and event management, and tourism and hospitality. Likewise, it is an important resource for event planners, government officials, event rights holders, and sport destination marketers involved with the planning of sport mega-events across the world.

About the authors

Gonzalo A. Bravo is an Associate Professor in the sport management program at West Virginia University, USA. His publications include International Sport Management (edited) and Sport in Latin America. Policy, Organization, Management (edited).
David J. Shonk is an Associate Professor in Sport & Recreation Management at James Madison University, USA. He is the co-author of Managing Sport Events.
Jorge Silva-Bórquez is the Sport Director at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Previously he worked at the National Institute of Sport and Club Deportivo Universidad Católica in Santiago, Chile. He earned an MBA from IEDE Business School in Santiago, and a Master´s degree in Sport Management from Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación.
Silvana González-Mesina is a freelance journalist specializing in sport and corporate communications. Her work has been published in major newspapers and sport publications in Chile. She completed a Bachelor´s degree in Communication and Journalism from Universidad de Chile and a specialization in Sport Journalism from Universidad La República.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bravo, Gonzalo A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Conceptualizing Sport Mega-Events

    Bravo, Gonzalo A. (et al.)

    Pages 11-24

  • Emerging Economies and Sport Mega-Events

    Bravo, Gonzalo A. (et al.)

    Pages 25-50

  • The Context of the South American Games

    Bravo, Gonzalo A. (et al.)

    Pages 51-65

  • Bidding, Planning, and Organizing

    Bravo, Gonzalo A. (et al.)

    Pages 67-102

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-56888-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-56887-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sport Mega-Events in Emerging Economies
Book Subtitle
The South American Games of Santiago 2014
Authors
Series Title
Mega Event Planning
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56888-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-56888-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56887-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 147
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
Topics