The EURAM “Managing Sport” SIG is a network of academics, practitioners, athletes and sport officials whose interests revolve around aspects of internationalisation, professionalization and commercialisation of sports in theory and in practice. The SIG functions as a catalyst for building and disseminating new ideas around the business and management of sport and sport related industries.
GT 08_00 Managing Sport General Track
The EURAM 2017 general track on ‘Managing Sport’ seeks to gain a deeper understanding of the unique development in sports, its logic of co-creation of value and the advancement of the industry towards internationalisation, professionalization, and commercialisation. The track aims to cover all management functions and welcomes papers that address a range of topics related to sporting issues and particularities of the management of sport organisations, including human resources and voluntarism, sport facility management, professional sport clubs, sport finance and sport economics, sport sponsorship and branding, fans and spectators in sport, equality and diversity in sport.
MANAGING SPORT STANDING TRACKS
ST 08_01 Sport Governance
For the last decade, sports governance has developed into a considerable field of research, and has raised interest of many researchers and practitioners worldwide, advancing knowledge and best practices in sport organisations. Sports Governance is understood as the exercise of power within sports organisations or (inter)national sport systems which provides the structure through which these organisations or systems are controlled, directed and regulated. We invite empirical and theoretical contributions that develop a critical analysis of sport governance and/or practical application of good governance principles on a range of different theoretical and methodological approaches.
ST 08_02 Sport Events and Tourism
The proposed topic “Sport Events and Tourism” at EURAM aims to examine the nature and scope of event management studies and related disciplines by demonstrating what is unique and challenging about event management. We further would like to address comparative and cross-disciplinary studies by drawing on existing conceptual models, event-related literature, and practical experience in the field. Empirical and theoretical contributions that elaborate on event management drawing on a range of different theoretical and methodological approaches are invited.
MANAGING SPORT 2017 TRACK
ST 08_03 Sport Innovation (Co-sponsored with the INNOVATION SIG-06)
Sport innovation involves the creation of something new, which can be in the form of an idea, skill, product, process, service or technology. Sport innovation helps improve individual performance, organizational effectiveness and society well-being. The aim of this track is to introduce a wider view of Sport Innovation as a method to create value in the sports context by focusing on research that studies innovation processes that are related to sport in practice. This will help develop Sport Innovation as a stream of research that explores the mechanism for promoting innovation in the sport management area.