Towards a System-Based Tool for Event Evaluation and Decision Support

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McGrath, Michael (2007) Towards a System-Based Tool for Event Evaluation and Decision Support. In: Fourth International Event Research Conference : re-evaluating the city/town : events as a catalyst for change, 11th to 12th July, 2007, Melbourne Australia. O'Mahony, Barry G, Harris, Rob and Mair, Judith, eds. Victoria University, Melbourne.


There would appear to be little point in promoting specific events if social and environmental costs outweigh the economic benefits. In recognition of this, a number of tourism researchers have proposed and experimented with more all-encompassing (or holistic) approaches to event evaluation. A weakness of these approaches, however, is that most do not readily allow impacts over time and delays to be factored into the evaluation process. In this paper, ‘system dynamics’ is proposed as the basis for a solution to this problem. An additional benefit of the recommended approach is that the events evaluation model can readily be implemented as a decision support system

Item type Book Section
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ISBN 097509579X
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Historical > FOR Classification > 1599 Other Commerce Management, Tourism and Services
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Historical > SEO Classification > 8999 Other Information and Communication Services
Keywords ResPubID12764, DSS, decision support systems, events, problem-solving, holistic event evaluation, system dynamics, simulation
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