Sport as a Business: International, Professional and Commercial Aspects

Hardcover | June 15, 2011

EditorHarald Dolles, Sten Sderman

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Sport has a number of distinctive characteristics which impact on the extent of its globalization. This book seeks to gain a deeper understanding of the unique development in sports, its governance, its logic of co-creation of value and the advancement of the industry towards internationalisation, professionalisation and commercialisation.

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Sport has a number of distinctive characteristics which impact on the extent of its globalization. This book seeks to gain a deeper understanding of the unique development in sports, its governance, its logic of co-creation of value and the advancement of the industry towards internationalisation, professionalisation and commercialisat...

HARALD DOLLES Professor of Management and International Business at the German Graduate School of Management and Law in Heilbronn and a visiting professor at the Instituto de Empresa Business School, Spain. Previously he was Assistant Professor in the Department of Leadership and Human Resource Management at Bayreuth University and ta...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.84 × 5.64 × 0.85 inPublished:June 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230249256

ISBN - 13:9780230249257

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INTRODUCTION
Sport as Business: International, Professional and Commercial Aspects; H.Dolles& S.Söderman
PART I: SPORT CONSUMERS PERSPECTIVE
'As American as mom, apple pie and Dutch soccer?' The team identification of foreign Ajax F.C. supporters; A.K.Kerr, N.F.Smith& A.Anderson
Decision-making styles in purchasing sport products: An international comparison between American and Korean college students; S.Bae
Travel time elasticities in recreational sports: Empirical findings for the professionalization in sports facility management; T.Pawlowski, C.Breuer& P.Wicker
PART II: SPORT EVENTS AND SPORT FACILITIES
Perceptions of the impacts of major commercial sport event; C.Auld, K.M.Lloyd& J.Rieck
Gender, race, and nationality: An examination of print media coverage of the 2006 Winter Olympics; A.N.Eagleman& E.L.McNary
Valorisation of sports facilities: A representation of the global value; B.Augé, A.Pedenon& A.Vernhet
PART III: SPORT ORGANIZATIONS AND GOVERNANCE
Sports organizations, professionalisation and organizational conflict: A review of the literature; J.Schulz
International and professional dimensions of National Governing Bodies: Insights from the Gaelic Athletic Association; A.Bourke
The role of the central broker and its influence on effectiveness in an intentionally created sports professionalisation network; S.Martin, M.Benson-Rea& N.Palakshappa
Business ecosystem co-evolution: The Ultimate Fighting Championships; S.Ford& C.Kerr
Learning from failure: Is Major League Soccer repeating the mistakes of the North American Soccer League?; J.D.Francis
Learning from success: Implementing a professional football league in Japan; H.Dolles& S.Söderman