International Research Institute for Sport Studies (IRiSS) research seminars are held in the Greenbank Building of the Preston City Campus of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan):
The seminars, which are free of charge, take place in room GR 348 and normally commence at 3 pm. [N.B. The Research Seminar on 2nd February commences at 4 pm].
Please contact Dr Donna Wong (DSYWong@uclan.ac.uk), IRiSS Research Assistant, for further details.
John Horne, PhD
Professor of Sport and Sociology
Director, International Research Institute for Sport Studies (IRISS)
University of Central Lancashire
The next seminar is:
Wednesday 2 February 4.00 pm
Professor Stefan Szymanski (City University) - The Economics and Politics of Hosting Major Sporting Events
Governments and governing bodies in sport claim that major sporting events have large economic impacts, and support these claims with studies produced by leading consultancy forms. However, most academic research on the economic impact of major events demonstrates that the impact is negligible. This paper discusses the economic and political background against which this analysis takes place.
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