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Sport as a business : international, professional and commercial aspects /
edited by Harald Dolles and Sten Söderman.
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
description
xvi, 263 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0230249256 (hardback), 9780230249257 (hardback)
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imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
isbn
0230249256 (hardback)
9780230249257 (hardback)
contents note
Machine generated contents note: -- INTRODUCTION -- Sport as Business : International, Professional and Commercial Aspects / H. Dolles and 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 and 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 and P. Wicker -- PART II: SPORT EVENTS AND SPORT FACILITIES -- Perceptions of the impacts of major commercial sport event / C. Auld, K. M. Lloyd and J. Rieck -- Gender, race, and nationality : An examination of print media coverage of the 2006 Winter Olympics / A. N. Eagleman and E. L. McNary -- Valorisation of sports facilities : A representation of the global value / B. Auge, A. Pedenon and 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 and N. Palakshappa -- Business ecosystem co-evolution : The Ultimate Fighting Championships / S. Ford and 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 and S. Söderman.
abstract
"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."--
catalogue key
7867519
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Harald Dolles is Visiting Professor in International Business at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He received his doctorate in international business/strategic management from the University Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany, with a focus on East Asia. He frequently contributes to scientific development in the fields of international business; sports management; entrepreneurship and innovation; IHRM and Asian studies. Sten Sderman is Visiting Professor at the University of Luxembourg and a professor at Stockholm University, Sweden. He received his doctorate, in location strategies of industries, from Stockholm University, Sweden. He frequently contributes to scientific development in the fields of international business, sports management, entrepreneurship and innovation.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2011-12-01:
Drawn from papers delivered by international scholars and researchers at workshops on "sport as business," this unique collection explores, from a global perspective, professionalization and challenges to the sport industry's governance and value creation. Treating subjects from the advancement of the sport industry to the management of sport facilities and the socioeconomic impact of world sporting events, the book provides a wealth of data and a valuable scholarly examination of contemporary issues in all facets of sport administration. Dolles (German Graduate School of Management and Law, Heilbronn, Germany) and Soderman (Stockholm Univ. School of Management, Sweden) divide the 12 essays--which center around "internationalization," "professionalization," and "commercialization"--into three parts: "Sport Consumer's Perspective," "Sport Events and Sport Facilities," and "Sport Organizations and Governance." The contributors offer a plethora of examples and statistical data (from Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and North America) providing unique insights and perspectives on the contemporary sports industry. Familiarity with the international sport industry and the methodology of statistical analysis and interpretation are required for a thorough understanding of the content. Summing Up: Recommended. Sophisticated upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals. S. R. Kahn University of Cincinnati
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Sport has many distinctive characteristics which impact on the extent of its globalization. This book seeks to gain a deeper understanding of the development in sports, its governance, its logic of co-creation of value and the advancement of the industry towards internationalisation, professionalisation and commercialisation.
Description for Bookstore
Sport is a massive industry with a unique global appeal. This book explores many aspects of this international business
Long Description
Sport today has developed into a major industry in the global market place. Sport businesses build global brands and, increasingly, develop modes of international operation. The proliferation of information technology has made it possible for the sports industry to serve the needs of fans all over the world. They can consume an event real-time or recorded from virtually anywhere. Within this, the opportunities for the promotion of sport, and the benefits for sport and its partners, are significant. This book seeks to provide a deeper understanding of sport's unique development, its challenges in governance and its logic of value co-creation, as well as the advancement of the sports industry and the management of sports facilities towards internationalisation, professionalization and commercialisation. It covers examples from Europe, Asia, North America, Australia and New Zealand.
Main Description
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.
Table of Contents
List of Figures and Tablesp. vii
Notes on the Contributorsp. ix
Sport as a Business: Introductionp. 1
Sport Consumers' Perspective
'As American as Mom, Apple Pie and Dutch Soccer?': The Team Identification of Foreign Ajax FC Supportersp. 15
Decision-making Styles in Purchasing Sport Products: An International Comparison Between American and Korean College Studentsp. 35
Travel Time Elasticities in Recreational Sports: Empirical Findings for the Professionalization in Sports Facility Managementp. 53
Sport Events and Sport Facilities
Perceptions of the Impacts of Major Commercial Sport Eventsp. 75
Gender, Race and Nationality: An Examination of Print Media Coverage of the 2006 Winter Olympicsp. 99
Enhancing Public Sports Facilities: A Representation of the Global Valuep. 115
Sports Organizations and Governance
Sports Organizations, Professionalization and Organizational Conflict: A Review of the Literaturep. 137
International and Professional Dimensions of National Governing Bodies: Insights from the Gaelic Athletic Associationp. 153
The Role of Central Brokers and Their Influence on Effectiveness in an Intentionally Created Sports Professionalization Networkp. 170
Business Ecosystem Co-evolution: The Ultimate Fighting Championshipsp. 194
Learning from Failure: Is Major League Soccer Repeating the Mistakes of the North American Soccer League?p. 213
Learning from Success: Implementing a Professional Football League in Japanp. 228
Indexp. 251
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