The EURAM “Managing Sport” SIG aims to:
- Promote research and education in the fields of sports business and management in Europe, with special emphasis on international comparisons;
- Foster an understanding of the role of professionalisation and commercialisation of sport on European economy and society;
- Encourage the exchange of research results, practical experience, and ideas by organising the annual EURAM track, facilitating symposia, workshops and other academic meetings for and on behalf of its members and affiliated institutions;
- Support the development of international research collaborations with other Academies of Management and Sports Management Associations;
- Disseminate research results through a variety of channels.
GT08_00 Managing Sport General Track
The EURAM 2019 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, professionalisation, 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 SIG STANDING TRACKS
ST08_01 - Managing Sport Events and Participation
Events are universal and occupy a special place in all societies and cultures. The number of events is still on the increase, leading to competition about resources and attendants. Event bankruptcies occur, and hybrid crossovers of event design are being developed to make the events sustainable, unique and to attract new participants. Increasingly, hosting and managing a successful event represent a number of unique management challenges. The proposed topic aims to examine the nature and scope of event management studies and related disciplines by demonstrating what is unique and challenging about event management and event participation.
ST08_02 - Sport Governance
For the last decade, sport 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. Sport 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.
MANAGING SPORT SIG TRACKS
T08_03 - Rethinking Value Creation in Sports through Innovation and Digitalization
How value is generated in the Sport Industry has dramatically changed in the last years. Spectators/viewers want to play an active role as value co-creators. Wearables and internet of things (IOTs) allow to measure athlete and amateur performance. Tradiums are combining sport, trade and entertainment. Virtual and augmented reality are delivering immersive services. Big data are fuelling artificial intelligence. eSports are attracting new fans within the youngest generations. This track aims at attracting novel contributions from scholars of sport management, innovation management, sport marketing and information science to develop “sport innovation” as a novel stream of research.