Residents' Perception of the 2008 Beijing Olympics: Comparison of Pre- and Post-Impacts
Article first published online: 3 JAN 2012
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
International Journal of Tourism Research
Volume 15, Issue 3, pages 209–225, May/June 2013
How to Cite
Lee, S.-B., Lee, C.-K., Kang, J.-s., Lee, E.-Y. and Jeon, Y. J. J. (2013), Residents' Perception of the 2008 Beijing Olympics: Comparison of Pre- and Post-Impacts. Int. J. Tourism Res., 15: 209–225. doi: 10.1002/jtr.885
- Issue published online: 18 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 3 JAN 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 8 NOV 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 19 SEP 2011
- Manuscript Received: 11 MAR 2010
- Olympic Games;
- residents' perceptions
The purpose of this study is to explore any significant differences in residents' perception of the impacts before and after the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The findings of this study revealed that residents' perception of the positive impacts (community investment and improvement of city infrastructure) varied over two points in time, while two negative factors (inflation and tax increase) demonstrated little perceptual change. Residents had high expectations of the benefits that the Olympics would bring to the community, yet those expectations were not met. In fact, the problems caused by the Olympics were neither greater nor lesser than they expected. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.