The Impact of Wide-Scale Sport Events on Local Development: An Assessment of the XXth Torino Olympics Through the Sustainability Report

28 Pages Posted: 8 Apr 2008

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Marco Frey

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna - Institute of Management; IEFE Università Bocconi

Fabio Iraldo

IEFE Università Bocconi

Michela Melis

Bocconi University

Date Written: April 2008

Abstract

This paper examines the process and outcome of the sustainability reporting on the last Olympic Winter Games, held in Torino in February 2006, basing on the experience of Bocconi University as scientific partner in such process. Compared to previous Games, Torino Olympics were characterized by a structured sustainability strategy, whose accountability process turns out to be useful in analysing and discussing the contribution to territorial development for hosting areas related to the organisation of the event.

Keywords: sustainability reporting, social accountabiity, environmental management, wide-scale events

JEL Classification: Q01, Q56, M14, M41

Suggested Citation

Frey, Marco and Iraldo, Fabio and Melis, Michela, The Impact of Wide-Scale Sport Events on Local Development: An Assessment of the XXth Torino Olympics Through the Sustainability Report (April 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1117967 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1117967

Marco Frey

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna - Institute of Management ( email )

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Italy

IEFE Università Bocconi ( email )

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Milan, 20122
Italy

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Fabio Iraldo

IEFE Università Bocconi ( email )

viale Filippetti, 9
Milan, 20122
Italy

HOME PAGE: http://www.iefe.unibocconi.it

Michela Melis (Contact Author)

Bocconi University ( email )

Via Sarfatti, 25
Milan, MI 20136
Italy

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