Welcome Guest [create an account] or log-in:

Chapter 4 Project management and logistics

DOI: 10.23912/9781911635871-4934

ISBN: 9781911635871

Published: January 2022

Component type: chapter

Published in: Reimagining and Reshaping Events

Parent DOI: 10.23912/9781911635871-4918



Project management concepts, principles and techniques are commonly used for the completion of an extremely broad range of projects including roads, bridges, buildings, software packages and events. In the management of planned events the same principles apply. Even events held on a regular basis will be complex, given the broad range of uncertainties that exist, as well as the differences from one year to the next in terms of stakeholder activities, attendees’ behaviours, marketing requirements, and a broad range of other contingencies. Hence, events will benefit from the application of a project management approach. Furthermore, events critically depend on progress that is made with careful planning and preparation prior to the actual staging of the event. Accordingly, project management has become an essential element in the event manager’s toolkit.

Sample content

Click here to download PDF


For the source title:

Cite as

Wrathall & Steriopoulos, 2022

Wrathall, J. & Steriopoulos, E. (2022) "Chapter 4 Project management and logistics" In: Wrathall, J. & Steriopoulos, E. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/9781911635871-4934


Burghate, M. (2018). Work Breakdown Structure: Simplifying project management. International Journal of Commerce and Management Studies, 3(2), 7-11.

Creazza, A., Colicchia, C., & Dallari, F. (2015). Designing the venue logistics management operations for a World Exposition. Production Planning & Control, 26(7), 543-563.


Duignan, M.B. (2020). Utilising field theory to examine mega-event led development. Event Management. https://doi.org/10.3727/152599520X15894679115583.


Geraldi, J., & Soderlund, J. (2018). Project studies: What it is, where is it going. International Journal of Project Management, 36(1), 55-70.


Gomes, J., & Romao, M. (2016). Improving project success: A case study using benefits and project management. Procedia Computer Science, 100, 489-497.


Jalil, E.E.A., Liau, S.H., Ku, E.N., & Lee, K.F. (2019). Event logistics in sustainability of football matches. International Journal of Supply Chain Management, 8(1), 924-931.

Jinquan, Z. (2016). Special event project management and marketing: a case study of the 59 th Grand Prix 2012 in Macau. Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science, 5(3), 187-201.


Liang, C-C., (2016). Queuing management and improving customer experience: empirical evidence regarding enjoyable queues. Journal of Customer Marketing, 33(4), 257-268.


Locatelli, G., & Mancini, M. (2015). Controlling the delivering of projects in mega-events: An application on EXPO 2015. Event Management, 18(3), 285-301.


Nadkarni, S (2019), The pre- and post-event planning roadmap for Expo 2020: Dubai's coming-out-party, Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, Vol. 11 No. 3, pp. 259-265. https://doi.org/10.1108/WHATT-02-2019-0009


Nunkoo, R., Ribeiro, M. A., Sunnassee, V., & Gursoy, D. (2018). Public trust in mega event planning institutions: The role of knowledge, transparency and corruption. Tourism Management, 66, 155-166.


Salama, M., & Raffaelli, Y. (2021). Event Management: A sustainable project management perspective. Goodfellow: Oxford


Sox, C. B., Sox, M. M., & Campbell, J. M. (2020). Giving light to mega-event planning: residents' perceptions on total eclipse weekend. International Journal of Event and Festival Management.


Zerjav, V. (2021). Why do business organizations participate in projects? Toward a typology of project value domains. Project Management Journal, 52(3), 287-297.



Chapter 4 Project management and logistics [Details]Price: £5.99*Licences / Downloadable file

Published in Reimagining and Reshaping Events

Chapter 4 Project management and logistics [Details]Price: £5.99*Licences / Downloadable file
Paperback format [Details]Price: £37.99Copies / Delivery by post
Terms and conditions of purchase | Privacy policy