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Event Leadership: Theory and practice for event management and tourism examines, contextualises and applies leadership theory and practice at several levels. Using a wide range of contemporary research, this book explores in detail a range of leadership theories, providing insight into the developments that are driving leadership today. In light of the complex business needs of event organisations and in order to illustrate the concepts discussed, examples of case studies from the event sector are used throughout.Providing a comprehensive grounding in leadership theory, this book explores leadership in events from three distinct viewpoints using various event settings and types of events to illustrate: •"The leader" within event organisations: looking at leaders who are founders, or those that have been appointed, elected, evolved from other positions or emerged from a crisis – all of which have their own issues and effects.•Leadership within the events community, such as political leadership or leaders within event portfolios and networks. Questioning what does it take to achieve effective collaboration among events and between events and other key stakeholders? Is it the individual leader, or leadership that emerges from network dynamics?•The leadership role that events and professional organisations play in society, such as educational and inspirational leadership – looking at social marketing through events, with the aims of changing attitudes and behaviour. Part of the Event Management Theory and Methods Series. This series examines the extent to which mainstream theory is being employed to develop event-specific theory, and to influence the very core practices of event management and event tourism. They introduce the theory, show how it is being used in the events sector through a literature review, incorporate examples and case studies written by researchers and/or practitioners, and contain methods that can be used effectively in the real world. With online resource material, this mix-and-match collection is ideal for lecturers who need theoretical foundations and case studies for their classes, by students in need of reference works, by professionals wanting increased understanding alongside practical methods, and by agencies or associations that want their members and stakeholders to have access to a library of valuable resources. Series editor: Donald Getz PhD., Professor Emeritus, University of Calgary, Canada.