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An Investigation of Current Events Management Education (EME) in Relation to the Requirements of the Events Industry: A LEGS (lecturers, employers, graduates and students) perspective.

Ryan, William Gerard (2016) An Investigation of Current Events Management Education (EME) in Relation to the Requirements of the Events Industry: A LEGS (lecturers, employers, graduates and students) perspective. Doctoral thesis, Staffordshire University.

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Events management education (EME) is an area of education that has seen
considerable growth since it first appeared in the UK twenty years ago. This in-depth
review is centred on the perspective of the four main stakeholders, namely
the lecturers, employers, graduates and students (LEGS). Conducted between 2011
and 2016 using mixed methods research, the thesis follows a grounded theory
interpretative approach and contributes to the progress and direction of future EME
awards. A central concern of this thesis is to investigate the supposed gaps that exist
between education and industry and challenges many of the perspectives that bring
into question the quality of EME in the 21st century that have dominated much of
the EME debate. It highlights concerns from within the teaching environment that
are central to the design and delivery of EME awards. By doing so, this thesis sets
up a new research agenda focusing more specifically on issues of real concern to
EME and the relationships of those involved in managing the expectations of each
of the main stakeholders. This thesis provides value by presenting an account of
the challenges facing EME and the experiences of graduates entering the events
industry today. It draws together insights from EME literature and fieldwork,
industry and academic professionals, students and graduates, and provides a strong basis from which further research can be developed.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Faculty: School of Life Sciences and Education > Education
Depositing User: Jeffrey HENSON
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2017 12:34
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2017 12:34
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/3051

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