Glasgow’s post-entrepreneurial approach to 2014 CWG legacy

Linda Christie, Mike Danson

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


    Purpose - The purpose of this chapter is to provide the rationale for the public authorities’ direct interventions to realise benefits for the city and region of Glasgow acting as host city for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

    Methodology/approach - The methodology relies on an extensive literature review of the impact of large sporting and cultural events and of the evolution of the partnership approach to social and economic development and regeneration. One of the authors was critically involved in the construction of The Commonwealth Games legacy for Glasgow and so the chapter uses a participant researcher methodology.

    Findings - The findings are consistent with the lessons from previous mega events as proposed following recent Olympic and Commonwealth Games and World Cups. The City Council was able to introduce a partnership approach which intervened to establish a viable legacy programme.

    Research implications - Research implications, as previous studies have argued, are of a need for evaluation of the legacy programme over a period of several years.

    Practical implications - Practical implications follow from the success of the Glasgow Games which confirm the advantages of a partnershipbased legacy programme being established early by the host city.

    Social implications - Social implications have been addressed over the short term by others and the longer term impacts of public sector interventions need to be analysed.

    Originality/value - Originality/value of the chapter come from the description and assessment of the first legacy programme to be established before the event with wide stakeholder support.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNew Perspectives on Research, Policy & Practice in Public Entrepreneurship
    EditorsJoyce Liddle
    PublisherEmerald Publishing Limited
    Number of pages25
    ISBN (Electronic)9781785608209
    ISBN (Print)9781785608216
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

    Publication series

    NameContemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research
    ISSN (Print)2040-7246


    • Commonwealth games
    • Glasgow
    • Mega-event legacy
    • Partnership working
    • Public sector enterprise
    • Public sector entrepreneurship

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Strategy and Management
    • Business and International Management
    • Management of Technology and Innovation


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