Publikasjonsdetaljer

År
2010
Forfattere
CARLSEN, J.
Andersson, T.D.
Ali-Knight, J.
Jaeger, K., R. Taylor
Publisert i/av
International Journal of Event and Festival Management. 1(2) 120-131
Nr
1(2) 120-131
Region
Worldwide
Land
Australia
Type
Artikkel
Nøkkelord
Festivals, Innovation, Innovasjon, Management Failures, Value Chain, Sweden, Gothenborg, Norway, Lakselv, United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Abstrakt / Utdrag
The paper seeks to examine the concepts, types and implications of festival innovation and failure. A review of extant literature is undertaken and examples of innovation and failure in three festivals are used to demonstrate the simultaneity and co-dependency of innovation and failure in the process of festival management. It is apparent that many forms of program, market, service, organizational and financial innovation are available to festival managers. Many involve risk of failure due to the resource dependency theory postulated in the literature, as well as more pragmatic reasons including bad weather and managerial incompetence. The main practical implication of the research is to develop the knowledge for festival managers responses to the dual challenges of embracing innovation and avoiding failure as it will determine the future of festivals. There is limited literature on festival management innovation and failure and limited information available to festival managers regarding the nature of festivals that facilitate innovation or failure. This paper makes an original contribution to these important issues in festival management.