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Eventful Futures and Triple Bottom Line Impacts: BRICS, Image Regeneration and Competitiveness

Wise, NA Eventful Futures and Triple Bottom Line Impacts: BRICS, Image Regeneration and Competitiveness. Journal of Place Management and Development. ISSN 1753-8335 (Accepted)

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Structured Abstract Purpose: There are many ways of viewing, interpreting, and even conceptualizing BRICS growth. This paper considers image regeneration and how this helps enhance place competitiveness. A focus on events and the spectacle they create also challenges us to think about sustainable futures. To supplement this focus on image regeneration and competitiveness, it is important to discuss and outline triple bottom line impacts as a framework to consider going forward. Approach: Looking at the BRICS, the growing events, tourism and leisure industries transcend private and public business practices and can help align with more contemporary sustainable development practices and regeneration agendas. Such agendas can in turn help enhance destination competitiveness and image. While we need (and should) continue to assess and address economic impacts and development, it is just as important to consider environmental impacts and social impacts on a destination and its residents when considering competitiveness. Findings: This conceptual paper frames insight from the literature to reflect on and consider research directions linked to triple bottom line impacts. The paper puts emphasis on the need to consider social and environmental impacts of events. Originality/Value: This paper links conceptual discussions of image regeneration and competitiveness with triple bottom line impacts to look at directions for BRICS nations. It is useful for policy makers and planners who look at the ‘big picture’ of event hosting and argues the need for more sustainable policy and planning agendas.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services, 16 Studies in Human Society, 12 Built Environment and Design
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business > HF5410 Marketing. Distribution of Products
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > G149 Travel. Voyages and travels (General) > G154.9 Travel and state. Tourism
Divisions: Business & Management (new Sep 19)
Publisher: Emerald
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2019 10:03
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2019 10:03
DOI or Identification number: 10.1108/JPMD-10-2019-0087
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/11716

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