Purpose – The purpose of this editorial is to set the context for the second issue of this new sport business management journal, by identifying the distinctive features of sport and sport management. The editorial also profiles the papers appearing in the journal. Design/methodology/approach – The editorial is based upon the editor's previous academic experience and his work with practitioners in the field of sport business management. The way in which the paper is presented is intended to assist researchers in identifying opportunities for work in the field of sport business management. Findings – Based upon extensive experience working with leading business scholars, as well as senior managers from across sport, it is the editor's view that sport is a unique industry, characterized by a highly distinctive set of characteristics. As such, this necessitates specialist research to be undertaken in the field, and for the appropriate differentiation of sport business management research to be established. Research limitations/implications – The editorial identifies a number of characteristics which sport displays, which should assist current and prospective sport business management researchers to identify where there are opportunities for carrying out work. Practical implications – The essence of the editorial introduction is that, while academically rigorous research is central to the development of sport business management, the practical application of this research is essential. Social implications – Implicit within the editorial is the notion that sport is different to other industrial sectors, but that the practice of good management is nonetheless still important. As such, management in a social context is an important aspect of the editorial's intent. Originality/value – The editorial invites prospective authors and readers to think about and identify how and why sport is different to other industries, and how this could impact upon the research they carry out.
Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jul 19, 2011
Keywords: Sports; Uncertainty of outcome; Competitive balance; Co‐ordination; Co‐operation; Collaboration; Fans; Product
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