Accommodating (global-glocal) paradoxes across event planning

Michael B. Duignan*, Milena M. Parent, David McGillivray

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The aim of this research note is three-fold: 1) to introduce the concept of paradox and its numerous applications to the study and management challenges associated with the planning and delivery of events, with a specific look at large-scale events like the Olympics to provide an extreme case; 2) to present a new paradox entitled the ‘Global-Glocal Paradox’ that interrogates how inherent global and local stakeholder interests and tensions are managed, and 3) to present a series of conceptual and practical ways events can ‘accommodate’ as opposed to ‘resolve’ this paradox to help balance stakeholder interests instead of pitting one against the other.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-154
Number of pages6
JournalEvent Management
Issue number1
Early online date1 Nov 2022
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jan 2023


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