Mega-sport Events, Micro and Small Business Leveraging: Introducing the “MSE-MSB Leverage Model”

Take a look at my latest co-written article published in the peer-reviewed journal, Event Management. The article provides a detailed review of mega-sport event (MSE) impacts on existing micro and small business (MSBs) residing within targeted host communities, illustrates a conceptual and practical examination of MSE leveraging opportunities, and outlines a synthesis of good inclusionary […]

#EASM2018 Conference Daily Update

This is my blog updates page from the European Association for Sport Management (EASM) main conference and PhD student seminar, taking place from the 4-8 September 2018 at Malmö University, Sweden. You will find below thoughtful observations and analysis shared during the course of the conference. I have included at the bottom of this post […]

From “clone towns” to “slow towns”: examining festival legacies

Take a look at my latest journal article published in the Journal of Place Management and Development alongside other researchers from Anglia Ruskin University (UK) and Bond University (Australia). The full version is available here. You can view the journal article’s abstract below. On a side note, I will be presenting some of the findings from this […]

Tourism and Leisure Studies Emerging Scholars Award

In early 2018, scrolling through an international tourism research and education network, I stumbled upon the final call for applications for an Emerging Scholar Award to attend the Third International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies. The awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have a research interest in the conference […]

World Book Day: Environment and sustainability books

To celebrate World Book Day I have collated a directory of environmental and sustainability must reads! You can find the link to download the full listing at the bottom of this entry. The directory rounds-up books from a range of genres and subjects, including climate change, environment, sustainability, activism, politics, economy and business. Seminal works are featured on this list, […]

Urban entrepreneurism and business competitiveness: the state of play for Rio de Janeiro post-Games

Last Tuesday, I presented at the 2nd International Workshop on Regeneration, Enterprise, Sport and Tourism (REST) at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. If you’re interested in reading my conference abstract (on academia or ResearchGate) or would like to view my presentation (on SlideShare), you can find it in the links below: academia ResearchGate SlideShare

Rio EnCantos Tours Brazil

This afternoon I visited the offices of Rio EnCantos and felt inspired to write a short piece featuring their approach to developing community driven and ecological sensitive tours across Rio de Janeiro. Rio EnCantos is a grassroots tour and exchange agency led by Kelly Tavares and her experienced and knowledgeable team of guides. The travel […]

#RioZones research project

Not long to go now! I’m just finishing up final preparations before I head out to Rio de Janeiro on Saturday for two weeks to conduct field research for my PhD. This study examines how small and medium-sized businesses based in Porto Maravilha have been impacted by the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. You can find […]

Fostering small business socio-economic sustainability and legacies in the context of mega-events: A ‘Stakeholder Theory’ approach

On Thursday, I presented at the Mega Events: Fact or Fairy Tales Conference, Coventry University. If you’re interested in reading my conference abstract (on academia or ResearchGate) or would like to view my presentation (on SlideShare), you can find it in the links below: academia ResearchGate SlideShare

Transforming a region’s food and drink brand profile using a city-based festival

In December, I will be presenting at the International Place Branding Association (IPBA) 2nd Annual Conference. If you’re interested in reading my conference abstract (on academia or ResearchGate), you can find it in the links below: academia ResearchGate