Mega-events such as World Expos have the potential to exert enduring economic and social effects on host cities. Available studies have generally examined the economic effects of such events but have overlooked the mediumterm effects on the quality of life (QOL) of the citizens of these host cities. This study aims to fill this gap by proposing a model that draws on social identity theory, thus considering the host city's residents as a group of people characterised by a shared identity. According to this model, community pride (i.e. the self-esteem derived from belonging to a social group) mediates the effects of mega-events on residents' QOL. The model is estimated using data collected through a survey conducted of the residents of Milan three years after the end of Expo Milano 2015. The results confirm that community pride mediates most of the effects of mega-events on residents' QOL. The implications of these findings for both theory and practice are discussed in detail

(2020). Pride of being part of a host community? Medium-term effects of mega-events on citizen quality of life: The case of the World Expo 2015 in Milan. [journal article - articolo]. In JOURNAL OF DESTINATION MARKETING & MANAGEMENT. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10446/172482

Pride of being part of a host community? Medium-term effects of mega-events on citizen quality of life: The case of the World Expo 2015 in Milan.

Magno, Francesca;Dossena, Giovanna
2020-01-01

Abstract

Mega-events such as World Expos have the potential to exert enduring economic and social effects on host cities. Available studies have generally examined the economic effects of such events but have overlooked the mediumterm effects on the quality of life (QOL) of the citizens of these host cities. This study aims to fill this gap by proposing a model that draws on social identity theory, thus considering the host city's residents as a group of people characterised by a shared identity. According to this model, community pride (i.e. the self-esteem derived from belonging to a social group) mediates the effects of mega-events on residents' QOL. The model is estimated using data collected through a survey conducted of the residents of Milan three years after the end of Expo Milano 2015. The results confirm that community pride mediates most of the effects of mega-events on residents' QOL. The implications of these findings for both theory and practice are discussed in detail
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Magno, Francesca; Dossena, Giovanna
(2020). Pride of being part of a host community? Medium-term effects of mega-events on citizen quality of life: The case of the World Expo 2015 in Milan. [journal article - articolo]. In JOURNAL OF DESTINATION MARKETING & MANAGEMENT. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10446/172482
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