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.
GT 08_00 Managing Sport General Track
The EURAM 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.
ST08_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.
ST08_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.