Towards a better understanding of digital sporting legacy: A knowledge management perspective

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Abstract

Legacy lessons from sporting events take several forms, often classified as cultural, social, political, environmental, urban and economic. Other ways to classify sporting legacy are based on categories such as planned and unplanned, positive and negative, intangible and tangible legacy. Whilst there is consensus that all dimensions of sporting legacy are relevant for society, the extant literature focuses mainly on the physical dimensions of legacy and their impact on society of the hosting country. In addition, the majority of the literature overlooks the role of digital in its impact on events legacy in general and sporting ones specifically. As a result, there is a need to better understand the digital and intangible nature of digital legacy. This paper addresses this gap by proposing a conceptual model to better understand the digital legacy of sporting events. The proposed model explores the digital interaction between the event participants and with the planning and operational networks responsible for the success of the event. In particular, the study focuses on how the alignment of strategies and operations from several knowledge domains including the management of the sporting event itself and that of its context can define the variety and importance of its legacy for all stakeholders.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the European Conference on Knowledge Management, ECKM
EditorsS. Moffett, B Galbraith
Place of PublicationReading, UK
PublisherAcademic Conferences and Publishing International Limited
Pages462-467
Number of pages6
Volume2016
ISBN (Print)978-1-911218-02-9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016
Event16th European Conference on Knowledge Management - Ulster University, Coleraine, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Sep 20162 Sep 2016
Conference number: 16
http://www.academic-conferences.org/conferences/eckm/future-past-conferences/ (Link to conference website)

Conference

Conference16th European Conference on Knowledge Management
Abbreviated titleECKM 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityColeraine
Period1/09/162/09/16
Internet address

Bibliographical note

This paper is not available on the repository. The conference paper was given at the 17th European Conference on Knowledge Management 1-2 September 2016. Hosted by Ulster University Northern Ireland
UK. The full conference abstracts are available on the Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited website at: http://www.academic-conferences.org/conferences/eckm/future-past-conferences/. The abstract of this paper is page 56

Keywords

  • Digital experience
  • Knowledge management
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Legacy
  • Mega events

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    Kharouf, H., García-Pérez, A., Robinson, J., & Pritchard, A. (2016). Towards a better understanding of digital sporting legacy: A knowledge management perspective. In S. Moffett, & B. Galbraith (Eds.), Proceedings of the European Conference on Knowledge Management, ECKM (Vol. 2016, pp. 462-467). Reading, UK: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited.