My research project
Privatisation of public spaces and stakeholder management in a mega-events context: a Tokyo 2020 Olympic host community perspective
This research project investigates issues related to Olympic organising, such as the sequestration of host resources (public spaces) and the way some stakeholders (host community) are managed throughout the project's life cycle. By developing a new understanding of mega-events using a synthesis of Shock Theory, Property Theory and Stakeholder Theory. Towards, investigating how inclusive the Olympic organisation is of the host community's interests. That is, intertwining such inclusion/exclusion issues with both the Olympic 2020 Agenda and Tokyo's 2020 sustainability plan, regarding human rights protection and the involvement, cooperation and engagement of the stakeholders involved. Therefore, aiming to understand which attributes the event organisation utilises to prioritise a stakeholder's claim over another and to examine if property ownership should be considered as a criterion or not in such evaluation.