Training of Vancouver 2010 volunteers: a legacy opportunity?

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Benson, Angela, Dickson, T.J., Terwiel, F.A. and Blackman, D.A. (2013) Training of Vancouver 2010 volunteers: a legacy opportunity? Contemporary Social Science, 9 (2). pp. 210-226. ISSN 2158-2041

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Abstract

The successful delivery of a mega-sport event depends upon a volunteer workforce. It is often asserted that the training of event volunteers contributes to the creation of a social legacy via the transfer of learning to other volunteer contexts; thereby creating an enhanced volunteer pool after the event that will support the tourism and events industries in the host communities. This article reflects upon the reality of that assertion and argues that in order to achieve legacy both training and development strategies are required. As such an analysis of data collected at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games around training and legacy is discussed. A Legacy Training and Development Model is offered and subsequently, applied to the case study. The article concludes by suggesting that training at Vancouver 2010 was a missed opportunity in achieving legacy

Item Type: Journal article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Contemporary Social Science on 26/09/2013, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/21582041.2013.838296
Uncontrolled Keywords: training; volunteers; legacy; mega sport events; Vancouver 2010
Subjects: N000 Business and Management > N800 Travel, Tourism and Transport Management > N830 UK Tourism
N000 Business and Management > N800 Travel, Tourism and Transport Management > N840 International Tourism
N000 Business and Management > N800 Travel, Tourism and Transport Management > N860 Tourism Management
N000 Business and Management > N800 Travel, Tourism and Transport Management
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L312 Travel and Tourism
N000 Business and Management > N500 Marketing > N580 Tourism and Travel Marketing
N000 Business and Management > N800 Travel, Tourism and Transport Management > N890 Travel, Tourism and Transport Management not elsewhere classified
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L311 Sport and Leisure
N000 Business and Management > N800 Travel, Tourism and Transport Management > N820 Event Management
N000 Business and Management > N200 Management studies
N000 Business and Management > N200 Management studies > N222 Recreation/Leisure Management
N000 Business and Management > N200 Management studies > N250 Hospitality Management
N000 Business and Management > N600 Human Resource Management
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1080/21582041.2013.838296
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2016 03:02
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2016 08:03
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/15340

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