|Title||Service Quality in Arts Events: Operations Management Strategies for Effective Delivery|
|Authors||Beaven, Z. and Laws, C.|
Recent debate on the quality of arts events has concentrated on the requirement to deliver against a complex range of political, social, and cultural criteria with an emphasis on the external partnerships that are forged. Yet those aspects of quality over which event organizers have more direct control have been accorded minor examination. The authors believe that operational effectiveness is key to service quality in the cultural context, and seek to demonstrate that a balanced consideration of both process and product is vital to fully deliver quality arts events. This article identifies areas of emergent research and practice and focuses on issues in the front-of-house environment where the breakdown of service quality is a real concern, using the experience of one UK not-for-profit arts organization as a case study to illustrate potential management responses.
|Keywords||Arts events; front-of-house; operations management; service quality; ticketing|
|Journal citation||10 (4), pp. 209-219|
|Publisher||Cognizant Communication Corporation|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.3727/152599507783948648|
|Published||01 Dec 2006|