ILWS - Charles Sturt University
ILWS - Charles Sturt University

Evaluating Major Events in the Regions (2011-ongoing)

Strategic Research Area

Sustainable Business Development in Regional Australia

Funding

LWS

Investigators/ Researchers

Prof John Hicks, ILWS, (project leader), Prof PK Basu, ILWS,Ms Lesley Arthur (formerly Western Research Institute),Ms Deirdre Keogh, CSU and Prof Guy West (formerly University of Queensland)

Description

This project endeavours to understand the most appropriate method or methods to evaluate sporting events which are often particularly important to regional areas. It utilises data from the various uses of the Mount Panorama, Bathurst 1000 to estimate the impact on the local region

Outputs

Hicks, J., Murphy, T., Basu, P.K., Arthur, L., Keogh, D., & West, G.(2012) 'Evaluating sporting events: economic impact versus cost-benefit – the case of the Bathurst 1000', Paper presented to the Third International Conference on Sport and Society, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, 23-25 July 2012. With Tom Murphy, P.K. Basu, Lesley Arthur, Deirdre Keogh and Guy West.

(2013 accepted for publication) 'Evaluating sporting events: economic impact versus cost-benefit – the case of the Bathurst 1000',  International Journal of Sport and Society. With Tom Murphy, P.K. Basu, Lesley Arthur, Deirdre Keogh and Guy West. (ERA B 1599/1608, 2010 Final)

Outcomes

An objective would be to see state (particular the NSW Government) and federal governments paying more attention to the economic impact of events in regional areas rather than focusing entirely on a narrow cost –benefit approach to assess projects.

CONTACT:                                       
Prof John Hicks
Charles Sturt University – Albury
email

September 2013