Redefining stakeholder relationships in mega events: New Zealand Chinese and the Rugby World Cup

Kam Hong Chloe Lau, Simon Milne, Raymond Chi Fai Chui

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Through a proposed stakeholder framework with different participation modes, this study of the Chinese migrant community in Auckland explored the relationships around their participation in Rugby World Cup, namely, their awareness of the event and its link to event participation, economic links, identity, and national pride. Adopting a pre- and post-event approach, data from self-administered and online questionnaires were collected and examined using a multivariate analysis. A multidirectional participation effect was found for multicultural value, linkages, sense of identity and pride, business engagement, and recommending the country. Finally, stakeholder relationships were redefined by regrouping stakeholders in a mega sporting event.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-99
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Convention and Event Tourism
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2017


  • Chinese
  • mega events
  • New Zealand
  • participation
  • Rugby World Cup
  • stakeholders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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