Title: Exploring sustainable development indicators for Taiwan's festival activities
Authors: Cheng-Wei Chung; Wei-Ming Wang
Department of Leisure and Tourism Management, Shu Te University, No. 59, Hengshan Road, Yanchao Dist., 82445 Kaohsiuung City, Taiwan
Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Chung Hua University, 707, Sec.2, WuFu Rd., Hsinchu 30012, Taiwan
Abstract: The sustainable development of festival activities in Taiwan is currently an important issue. This study first conducted a literature review on governmental policy, motivation of activity and the professional knowledge of executing teams, as well as the perspective of sustainable development. Based on the results, this study summarised the related classified aspects and possible impact factors, then fuzzy Delphi method (FDM) was applied to integrate expert group's opinions and to extract explicit indicators for evaluation. The findings can be used to evaluate the sustainable development of festival activities, and clarify the themes of festival activities.
Keywords: festivals; sustainable development; evaluation indicators; fuzzy Delphi method; FDM; Taiwan; sustainability indicators; festival activities; government policy; motivation; professional knowledge.
Int. J. of Sustainable Society, 2016 Vol.8, No.4, pp.261 - 277
Date of acceptance: 28 Oct 2016
Available online: 16 Feb 2017