Cape Town and the 2010 FIFA World Cup Research Proposal

Cape Town and the 2010 FIFA World Cup
Looks at the economic development of Cape Town as related to its hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
# 147957 | 2,985 words | 32 sources | APA | 2011 | KE
Published on Aug 15, 2011 in Economics (International) , Economics (National) , Sport (General) , Research Designs (General)

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This paper proposes a research project using the Rostovian take-off model and Keynesian theory to analyze if the FIFA World Cup really did stimulate the economic growth of South Africa, and especially of Cape Town, through government and foreign direct investment mainly from FIFA. The appraisal of the World Cup's effect on Cape Town, the author indicates, will include factors such as employment, income generation, tourism growth and the impact on informal traders, communities and construction workers. The paper describes a deductive explanatory approach with a mono-method strategy using a survey based on non-probability convenience sampling methodology. The paper includes figures and a Gantt chart.

Table of Contents:
Table of Contents
Research Questions
Literature Review
The World Cup and Infrastructural Development
The World Cup and Growth of Industries
Research Methodology
Research Approach and Purpose
Research Strategy
Sample Size
Data Collection
Data Analysis and Interpretation
Results, Findings and Discussion
Gantt Chart

From the Paper:

"The bids placed by countries and cities to host mega sports events such as the World Cup have increased significantly over the past years. This research proposal throws light on the impact of the event on infrastructural development of the host country and how the event added to economic performance. The promotion and infrastructural cost for holding the World Cup boosted the economic performance of South Africa by 0.05%. Keynesian economics is the main manner used to identify this multiplying effect on respective investments. Countries spend huge amounts of money on upgrading the stadiums and other infrastructural upgrades."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Argus, C. (2005). World Cup 'will create 100,000 jobs in Cape Town. Retrieved April 14 2011 will-create-100000-jobs-in-cape-town/.
  • Bearak, B. (2010). Mandela Misses Day 1 of Games to Mourn. New York Times , Retrieved April 14 2011 from ndela&st=cse&scp=2&pagewanted=print
  • Bohlmann, H. R. and Heerden, J. H. V. (2005). The Impact of Hosting a Major Sport Event on the South African Economy. Retrieved February 25, 2011.
  • Bourg, J.-F. and Gouguet, J.-J. (2010). The Political Economy of Professional Sport, Elgar Publishing, Northampton USA
  • Burbank, M., Andranovich, G. and Heying, C. H. (2001). Olympic dreams: the impact of mega-events on local politics. Lynne Rienner Publishers.

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