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Karise Hutchinson
Ulster University
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#1John Bustard (Ulster University)H-Index: 1
#2Peter Bolan (Ulster University)H-Index: 6
Last.Karise Hutchinson (Ulster University)H-Index: 11
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The use of ‘Special Events’ as an attractor for destinations in the Smart Tourism paradigm has been suggested as one element of an effective destination strategy. This study aimed to create new understandings of this potentiality by exploring an event from a participant perspective in Smart Tourism contexts. The authors conducted 5 online focus groups using Facebook secret groups to engage spectators of an international sports event. Discussions focused on the digital event experience with parti...
#1Karise Hutchinson (Ulster University)H-Index: 11
The stories from entrepreneurial leaders who have successfully navigated the challenges of business for more than ten years provide critical insight into the longer journey of leadership as well as the lessons learned along the way. A diverse portfolio of stories are told by business leaders operating in a wide range of sectors from environmental waste solutions to coffee, medical production to business support services. There is no doubt that while the challenges may differ at a local level, th...
#1Karise Hutchinson (Ulster University)H-Index: 11
Hutchinson unpacks the sense-making capability of stories and storytelling in the context of leading small business. Focusing on the growing importance of stories, this chapter provides leadership context to this global phenomenon for small firms. While storytelling to date has found a more lukewarm reception in business school education, this discussion demonstrates the power of stories and storytelling in assisting small business owners to find and define leadership purpose as well as communic...
#1Karise Hutchinson (Ulster University)H-Index: 11
The purpose of this chapter is to explore the importance of leadership in small business, which has been identified as the X factor for survival and growth (Barnes et al. 2015). While there is merit in understanding the distinctiveness of the small business organisation (Chap. 2), there is a greater need to understand the pivotal role of the owner in order to make sense of the whole story. Taking into account the different aspirations of business owners, Hutchinson provides a much needed and det...
#1Karise Hutchinson (Ulster University)H-Index: 11
Understanding the high failure rate of small businesses in the first five years, this chapter tells the story of entrepreneurial small business leadership early in their formation. Unlike the approach of traditional case studies told with the benefit of hindsight, the insight by four entrepreneurial leaders in this chapter provides a captivating account of leadership development in starting out. Regardless of industry sector, the stories reveal a golden thread personified in the leader’s self-aw...
#1Karise Hutchinson (Ulster University)H-Index: 11
This chapter presents the ‘why’ of small business underlining their importance from theoretical, practitioner, and policy perspectives. Avoiding repetition of existing textbooks and research articles on the subject and demonstrating the art of storytelling, Hutchinson uses the world of plant life as a metaphor to better understand the small business organisation. The narrative is developed through a number of relevant metaphorical expressions that capture the distinctiveness of small businesses ...
#1Karise Hutchinson (Ulster University)H-Index: 11
The characteristics of leaders and small firms means making time for new learning can be problematic. Yet, it is the ability of these leaders to learn and apply that learning to the business that is the X factor for success or failure. Interweaving theoretical discussions on leadership development in small firms with new empirical research, this chapter presents the Lead2Grow model for the leaders of micro firms. The distinctiveness of the model encompasses the two key critical areas of practice...
#1John BustardH-Index: 1
#2Peter Bolan (Ulster University)H-Index: 6
Last.Karise Hutchinson (Ulster University)H-Index: 11
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Increasingly, the involvement of people in events extends far beyond the physical realm and encompasses the digital experience - sharing through social media and mediated by mobile technology. In a bid to understand how to improve the digital and mobile experience and subsequently the user experience in an event context, this paper presents the Digital Event Experience Diagnostic and Development Framework (DEEDD). The DEEDD conceptual framework is first developed from a synthesis of the literatu...
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