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Event management literature: Exploring the missing body of knowledge


English is increasingly the dominant language of academic scholarship. This means that much research produced in other languages is overlooked, a tendency strengthened by the growing power of global publishers and university ranking systems. This initial scoping study provides an exploratory review of non-English scholarship in the field of event management, drawing on an extensive literature search in Arabic, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Slovenian and Spanish. We find a considerable number of event management publications in these languages, which effectively represent a ‘missing body of knowledge’ for scholars working in English. Only about 10% of these non-English sources are covered by Scopus, for example. Our scoping study indicates that this excludes many scholars and potentially interesting areas of work from the global event management corpus. We suggest several strategies which could be employed to address these issues.

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Richards, Greg
Censon, Dianine
Gračan, Daniela
Haressy, Mossa
Kiráľová, Alžbeta
Marulc, Elena
Rossetti, Giulia
Barkiđija Sotošek, Marina
Sterchel, Davide

Oxford Brookes departments

Oxford School of Hospitality Management


Year of publication: 2022
Date of RADAR deposit: 2022-10-11

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