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Examining the Impacts of Mega-Events on Urban Development Using Coupling Analysis: A Case Study of the Boao Forum for Asia

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  • Biao He

    () (School of Tourism, Hainan University, Haikou 570228, China)

  • Lianxin Zhu

    () (School of Economics, Hainan University, Haikou 570228, China)

  • Xiaomei Cai

    () (School of Tourism Management, South China Normal University, Higher Education Mega Center, Guangzhou 510006, China
    Southern Marine Science and Engineering Guangdong Laboratory, Zhuhai 519000, China)

  • Jun (Justin) Li

    () (School of Tourism Management, South China Normal University, Higher Education Mega Center, Guangzhou 510006, China
    Southern Marine Science and Engineering Guangdong Laboratory, Zhuhai 519000, China)

  • Hong Zhu

    () (Southern Marine Science and Engineering Guangdong Laboratory, Zhuhai 519000, China
    School of Geographical Sciences, Guangzhou University, Higher Education Mega Center, Guangzhou 510006, China)

Abstract

Mega-events, as a strategic approach taken by entrepreneurial governments, have the ability to transform the image of a city. This study explores mega-events and their relationship to urban development by developing a coupling coordination degree model and using the official statistics of Qionghai, China, from 2010 to 2015. The results of this study show that the dynamic of coordination between mega-events and urban development is a classical S-shaped growth curve. In the coupling system, this study also reveals that relevance index and the economy, as sub-indicators, make significant contributions to mega-events and urban development, respectively. Finally, the researchers concluded that the international large-scale events can significantly promote the urban development in host cities. This study reveals theoretical issues and practical implications for policy makers and event managers to achieve integrated and coordinated development between mega-events and urban development.

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  • Biao He & Lianxin Zhu & Xiaomei Cai & Jun (Justin) Li & Hong Zhu, 2020. "Examining the Impacts of Mega-Events on Urban Development Using Coupling Analysis: A Case Study of the Boao Forum for Asia," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 12(2), pages 1-14, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:12:y:2020:i:2:p:730-:d:310685
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    Keywords

    mega-event; urban development; coupling analysis; Boao Forum for Asia;

    JEL classification:

    • Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
    • Q0 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q3 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

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