Networking within the Tourism Industry: Can Mega Sport Events facilitate regional cooperation?

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GRIN Verlag, Jun 30, 2010 - Business & Economics - 72 pages
Bachelor Thesis from the year 2008 in the subject Tourism, grade: 1,8, International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef - Bonn, language: English, abstract: As research around the impacts of Mega Sport Events on host cities and regions reached is peaking in the aftermath of the FIFA World Cup 2006, the UEFA European Football Championship 2008 and the Beijing Summer Games 2008 the topic of cooperation and networking has been widely neglected in regard to MSEs. With the focus on the tourism industry of hosting regions, this work tries to start to change this, as an exploratory approach towards finding out more about the interrelationship of those two topics in tourism. As both, MSEs and cooperation are gaining more and more interest within tourism research this should also be seen as an approach to combine both to motivate further research. Methodologically this is realized by conducting expert interview with five industry experts with valuable experience in preparing, hosting and also benefiting from a Mega Sport Event. The expert interview, as the primary research part of this work is based on the cooperation concept of Axelrod’s game theory. This basis was used to design, conduct and analyze the primary research part of this thesis. Essentially, the thesis should be interpreted as a scientific approach to present the combination of the topics of Mega Sport Events and cooperation in tourism.

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Michel Schumacher Ph.D. was employed by the County of Orange for over 32 years in a variety of positions. He was the Chief Probation Officer for over 20 years and in that capacity supervised in excess of 20,000 adult and juvenile offenders and operated two Juvenile Halls and three other custody facilities. He was elected president of two statewide correctional organizations; the California Probation, Parole and Correctional Association (CPPCA) and the Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC) and served as Legislative Chairman for CPOC for 13 years. For about a year Dr. Schumacher was the Director of the Orange County Health Care Agency which consists of public health, mental health, and environmental health. He also served as County Executive Officer for approximately 3 years with responsibilities for the administration of a $4.4 billion County Budget and a workforce of approximately 17 thousand employees. Dr. Schumacher has taught part-time at various colleges and universities over the past 30 years. He taught classes in criminal justice, management and social sciences at the University of California, Irvine, California State University, Fullerton and Long Beach; the University of Southern California; the U.S. International University in San Diego; the International University of Mexico (Mexico City) and Saddleback Community Collage, Mission Viejo. He is the author of numerous criminal justice and management publications. He is co-author of the book "The 8% Solution; Preventing Repeat Serious Chronic Juvenile Crime," published by Sage Publications in January 2000. Dr. Schumacher. completed his undergraduate and Masters Degrees in psychology at California State University, Los Angeles. He went on to earn a second Masters Degree in Public Administration at the University of Southern California and a Ph.D. in Human Behavior at U.S. International University in San Diego.

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