Greening Live Shows: What Factors Matter? A Systematic Review of Factors Affecting Sustainability Practices in Music Festivals

ISSN/ISBN : 1480-8986
Pages : 69-90

Product: Article

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Paulin Gohoungodji, Nabil Amara

Paulin Gohoungodji is a PhD Candidate in management at Laval University in Quebec City (Canada). He is a passionate of Arts and culture and his research interests are in creative industries, music festivals, museums, sustainability, and innovation. His thesis focuses on innovation in the creative industries. He published in several refereed journals such as Journal of Cleaner Production, Review of Managerial Science, Journal of industrial ecology, Applied Economics, The International Journal of Human Resource Management.
Nabil Amara, PhD is full professor at the Department of Management of the Faculty of Business at Laval University in Quebec City. His research interests focus on the knowledge transfer and uptake in private and public sector and innovation in manufacturing and service sectors. His most significant works on knowledge transfer and innovation have been published in Research Policy, Journal of Knowledge Management, Public Administration Review, Journal of Technology Transfer, Science Communication, Technological Forecasting and Social Change and Technovation.

Sustainability has received great attention in music festivals literature. Interest in factors affecting Green Practices in Music Festivals (GPMF) has significantly increased with a large body of literature. However, knowledge on this topic remains fragmented and disparate across several journals and disciplines. Therefore, using the systematic literature review method, this article advances knowledge on the topic by identifying, analyzing, and consolidating into an integrative conceptual framework, all factors affecting GPMF. The results show that several groups of factors affect GPMF. There are factors related to individuals, to management, to materials and conditions, to financial resources, to institution and networking activities, to government support, to legislation, and to social pressures. Furthermore, beside of the analysis of causal links between factors, the article presents the research gaps about each group of factors and those related to the most commonly used theories Theory of Planned Behavior, Triple Bottom Line and Mair, and Jago’s (2010) model. Finally, we propose managerial implications for music festival managers and future research avenues.
Music Festivals; Green Practices; Implementation; Drivers; Barriers; Systematic Review