Sport Mega-Events in Emerging Economies

The South American Games of Santiago 2014

  • Gonzalo A. Bravo
  • David J. Shonk
  • Jorge Silva-Bórquez
  • Silvana González-Mesina
Book

Part of the Mega Event Planning book series (MEGAEP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Gonzalo A. Bravo, David J. Shonk, Jorge Silva-Bórquez, Silvana González-Mesina
    Pages 1-9
  3. Gonzalo A. Bravo, David J. Shonk, Jorge Silva-Bórquez, Silvana González-Mesina
    Pages 11-24
  4. Gonzalo A. Bravo, David J. Shonk, Jorge Silva-Bórquez, Silvana González-Mesina
    Pages 25-50
  5. Gonzalo A. Bravo, David J. Shonk, Jorge Silva-Bórquez, Silvana González-Mesina
    Pages 51-65
  6. Gonzalo A. Bravo, David J. Shonk, Jorge Silva-Bórquez, Silvana González-Mesina
    Pages 67-102
  7. Gonzalo A. Bravo, David J. Shonk, Jorge Silva-Bórquez, Silvana González-Mesina
    Pages 103-121
  8. Gonzalo A. Bravo, David J. Shonk, Jorge Silva-Bórquez, Silvana González-Mesina
    Pages 123-138
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 139-147

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Sport Management Mega Events South American Games Sports Mega-Event Industry Human Geography Public Policy Economic Development Urban Planning Legacy Planning Spatial Politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Gonzalo A. Bravo
    • 1
  • David J. Shonk
    • 2
  • Jorge Silva-Bórquez
    • 3
  • Silvana González-Mesina
    • 4
  1. 1.Exercise and Sport SciencesWest Virginia UniversityMorgantown, WVUSA
  2. 2.Sport & Recreation ManagementJames Madison UniversityHarrisonburg, VAUSA
  3. 3.Pontifical Catholic University of ChileSantiagoChile
  4. 4.Freelance JournalistSantiagoChile

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-56888-5
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, London
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-56887-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-56888-5
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