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Emma Abson

Emma Abson

Senior Lecturer

  • About

    Qualifications

    • 2014: MA Research 'How event managers lead', University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
    • 2009: Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
    • 2001: Bachelor - Communication, Culture and Media Studies, Coventry University
    • 2014 to date: PhD, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom

    External Leadership Position

    Professional Body leadership position

    • 2018: , Event and Visual Communication Association (EVCOM), United Kingdom

    Member of professional body

    Membership

    • 2017: , Association for Event Management Education (AEME), United Kingdom
    • 2017: , British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA), United Kingdom
    • 2017: , International Student Education Services (ISES), United Kingdom
    • 2017: , Higher Education Academy (HEA), United Kingdom

    Publication editorships/ editorial board/ committees

    Editorial board

    • 2018: , Event Management Journal Editorial Board, United Kingdom

    Senior Lecturer

    Teaching expertise

    • Events Management

    Research

    • Events Operations
    • Group work in education
    • Leadership
    • Leadership Skills

  • Teaching

    Department of Service Sector Management

    Sheffield Business School

    Events Management

  • Publications

    Key Publications

    Bladen, C., Kennell, J., Abson, E., & Wilde, N. (2017). Events management : an introduction (2nd edition). Abingdon: Routledge.

    Abson, E. (2017). How Event Managers Lead: applying competency school theory to event management. Event Management, 21 (4), 403-419. http://doi.org/10.3727/152599517X14998876105747

    Book chapters

    Hawkes, D., Kennell, J., Booth, P., & Abson, E. (2016). The impact of motivation factors on spending at a public sector festivals programme. In Mathias, Á., Nijkamp, P., & Romano, J. (Eds.) Impact assessment of tourism economics. (pp. 67-80). Cham: Springer: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-14920-2_5

    Books

    Abson, E. (2012). Events Management: an introduction. Routledge.

    Bladen, C., Kennell, J., Abson, E., & Wilde, N. (2012). Events Management: an introduction. Abingdon: Routledge.

    Abson, E. (2011). The impact of group projects on learning, teaching and assessment in a year 3 BA course. Compass.

    Presentations

    Abson, E. (2018). Leadership in Experiential (events) agencies. Presented at: Leisure Talks, University of Manchester

    Abson, E. (2015). Introducing learning strategies to increase student engagement on a BA Event Management final year course.

    Abson, E. (2014). Why leadership matters in business event management.

    Abson, E. (2014). The Economic Impact of a London Borough's Festival Programme.

    Abson, E. (2013). A discussion and critique of the understanding of leadership in the role of an event manager.

    Abson, E. (2013). A discussion and critique of the understanding of leadership in the role of an event manager.

    Abson, E. (2013). The Economic Impact of a London Borough's Festival Programme.

  • Other activities

    HEA fellow or senior fellow

    • 2017: Fellow of HEA, Higher Education Academy (HEA)

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