The ‘actual benefit of Mega-events’ for host cities, called legacy, is a controversial subject in urban studies. I focus particularly on the employment legacy of the London Olympic Games 2012 among local East Londoners. More specifically, I intend to investigate the reality of proclaimed ‘legacies’ about employment boosts for local residents that the London 2012 promised during the bidding process. To meet this goal, the study tries to answer these three questions:
(1) How did the Olympic labour market for professionals carry out its recruitment processes for London 2012? (2) How has the legacy agenda addressed employment provision for local East Londoners? (3) How did local people residing in East London seek their career prospects through the Olympic projects?
Achievement of the research goal requires two sorts of knowledge to be acquired: first, investigation of the employment legacy in terms of agenda and actual outcomes, and second, the analysis of causalities.
KeywordsResearch context Legacy agenda Research gap Main enquiry
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