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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

    Sheffield Business School

    Events Management

  • Publications

    Journal article: ABSON, E. (2017), 'How event managers lead - applying competency school theory to event management', Event Management, vol 21, no 4, pp. 403-419

    Book: ABSON, E. (2018), Events Management: An introduction, Routledge

    Book: BLADEN, C. KENNELL, J. ABSON, E. WILDE, N. (2012), Events Management: an introduction, Routledge

    Book chapter: HAWKES, D. KENNELL, J. BOOTH, P. ABSON, E. (2016), 'The Impact of Motivation Factors on Spending at a Public Sector Festivals Programme' Impact Assessment in Tourism Economics, Álvaro Matias, Peter Nijkamp & João Romão eds, Springer International Publishing

    Case study: ABSON, E. (2011), 'The impact of group projects on learning, teaching and assessment in a year 3 BA course', Compass

    Conference Paper: ABSON, E. KROLIKOWSKA, E. (2015), 'Introducing learning strategies to increase student engagement on a BA Event Management final year course'. Paper presented at Association of Business Schools Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Conference, York

    Conference Paper: ABSON, E. (2014), 'Why leadership matters in business event management'. Paper presented at Global Events Congress Conference, Adelaide, Australia

    Conference Paper: ABSON, E. (2014), 'Monitoring and evaluating cultural events'. Paper presented at ATLAS Annual Conference, Malta

    Conference Paper: ABSON, E. BOOTH, P. HAWKES, D. KENNELL, J. (2014), 'The Economic Impact of a London Borough's Festival Programme'. Paper presented at ATLAS Annual Conference

    Conference Paper: ABSON, E. (2013), 'A discussion and critique of the understanding of leadership in the role of an event manager'. Paper presented at International Conference on Events (ICE)

    Conference Paper: ABSON, E. (2013), 'A discussion and critique of the understanding of leadership in the role of an event manager'. Paper presented at Association for Events Management Education (AEME) Conference, Bournemouth

    Conference Paper: ABSON, E. BOOTH, P. HAWKES, D. KENNELL, J. (2013), 'The Economic Impact of a London Borough's Festival Programme'. Paper presented at ATLAS Annual Conference

  • Other activities

    HEA fellow or senior fellow

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

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