Resource dependency, costs and revenues of a street festival

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The financial position of a tourism-oriented street festival in Sweden is examined within the context of resource dependency and stakeholder management theory, focused on testing two hypotheses derived from this theoretical base. Data from a five-year period revealed how costs associated with the strongest stakeholders (that is, with the greatest bargaining power) greatly increased relative to costs associated with weak stakeholders. The festival was also more able to increase its revenues from weak stakeholders than from those in strong bargaining positions. Conclusions are drawn on how this case confirms and elaborates upon theory, particularly by applying it to the festival sector. Management implications are also drawn on how festival organizations should manage relationships when they hold strong or weak positions relative to stakeholders.

Keywords: FESTIVAL COSTS AND REVENUES; RESOURCE DEPENDENCY; STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5367/000000007779784443

Publication date: March 1, 2007

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