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dc.contributor.authorStadler, Raphaela
dc.contributor.authorReid, Sacha
dc.contributor.authorFullagar, Simone
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-09T15:30:35Z
dc.date.available2014-01-09T15:30:35Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationStadler , R , Reid , S & Fullagar , S 2013 , ' An ethnographic exploration of knowledge practices within the Queensland Music Festival ' , International Journal of Event and Festival Management , vol. 4 , no. 2 , pp. 90-106 . https://doi.org/10.1108/17582951311325872
dc.identifier.issn1758-2954
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 2341870
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 7ba218e0-ff16-410d-aa88-5b59e619de22
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84919327123
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/12511
dc.description.abstractPurpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the utilisation and application of reflexive ethnography as an interpretative methodology for researching knowledge practices within festival organisations. Design/methodology/approach – The ethnographic approach incorporates two methods of data collection in the research design; participant observation and in-depth interviews. Findings – The research identified that knowledge management practices and processes are often invisible to festival staff when they are embeddedwithin a cohesive organisational culture. Ethnography enables the researcher to make explicit the tacit and normalised ways of working that contribute to the success (and failure) of festival organisations to manage knowledge. The immersion of the researcher in the ethnographic process provided a rich understanding of the relational dimension of knowledge management that would be difficult to elicit from in-depth interviews alone. Research limitations/implications – New fields of study require a range of research methodologies to inform theoretical and practice-based knowledge related to event participation and management. This article contributes to the growing event management literature through a unique focus on ethnography as a research method that offers a deeper understanding of knowledge practices within festival organisations. Originality/value – Limited research has applied an ethnographic approach to festival and event management. This article builds upon early adopters and provides critical insight into the benefits and constraints of ethnographic research.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Event and Festival Management
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dc.subjectKnowledge management
dc.subjectQualitative research methods
dc.subjectEthnography
dc.subjectFestival management
dc.subjectAustralia
dc.subjectknowledge practices
dc.titleAn ethnographic exploration of knowledge practices within the Queensland Music Festivalen
dc.contributor.institutionHertfordshire Business School
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Marketing and Enterprise
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolHertfordshire Business School
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