Nonhost Community Resident Reactions to the 2002 Winter Olympics: The Spillover Impacts

  title={Nonhost Community Resident Reactions to the 2002 Winter Olympics: The Spillover Impacts},
  author={Cary Michael Deccio and Şeyhmus Baloğlu},
  journal={Journal of Travel Research},
  pages={46 - 56}
In the context of social exchange theory, this study examines nonhost community residents’ perceptions of the spillover effects of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, the antecedents of these perceived impacts, and consequent support for the Olympics. Results show that although some residents perceive that the Olympics will bring opportunities, most do not anticipate any local impact from the event. Findings indicate that environmentally conscious residents do not support the Olympics. Those who are… 

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