Sports Management as an Emerging Economic Activity

Trends and Best Practices

  • Marta Peris-Ortiz
  • José Álvarez-García
  • María de la Cruz Del Río-Rama

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. María de la Cruz Del Río-Rama, Amador Durán-Sánchez, Marta Peris-Ortiz, José Álvarez-García
    Pages 1-18
  3. María Dolores Sánchez-Fernández, Daniel Álvarez-Bassi, José Ramón-Cardona
    Pages 39-56
  4. Jerónimo García-Fernández, María Rocío Bohórquez Gómez-Millán, Alfonso J. García
    Pages 57-72
  5. José Álvarez-García, Cristiana Oliveira, Carlos Rueda-Armengot
    Pages 73-85
  6. Francisco Díez-Martín, Alicia Blanco-González, Susana Díaz-Iglesias, Miguel Prado-Román
    Pages 87-99
  7. Domenico Marino, Pietro Stilo
    Pages 101-111
  8. Susana Lucas, Manuel Duarte Pinheiro, María de la Cruz Del Río-Rama
    Pages 113-138
  9. Milagros Gutiérrez-Fernández, Francisco Javier Talavero-Álvarez, José Luis Coca-Pérez
    Pages 155-182
  10. Raúl Gómez-Martínez, Camilo Prado-Román, Raúl Menéndez Moreno
    Pages 183-192
  11. Jaime Gil-Lafuente
    Pages 193-205
  12. Victor V. Krasnoproshin, Vladimir A. Obraztsov, Sergey A. Popok, Herman Vissia
    Pages 207-219
  13. Domenico Marino, Domenico Tebala
    Pages 221-234
  14. Ricardo Melo, Rui Machado-Gomes
    Pages 235-255
  15. Julio Rojas-Mora, Felipe Chávez-Bustamante, Julio del Río-Andrade, Nicolás Medina-Valdebenito
    Pages 257-272
  16. Jerónimo García-Fernández, Pablo Gálvez-Ruiz, Luisa Vélez-Colon
    Pages 273-291
  17. Sofía Estelles-Miguel, Amable Juarez Tarraga, Marta Elena Palmer Gato, José Miguel Albarracín Guillem
    Pages 293-307
  18. Amador Durán-Sánchez, José Álvarez-García, María de la Cruz Del Río-Rama, Jaime Gil-Lafuente
    Pages 309-328
  19. Antonio Alonso-Gonzalez, Pablo Alamo-Hernandez, Marta Peris-Ortiz
    Pages 329-344
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 345-350

About this book


This book examines the sports industry as a broad business and economic sector with an enormous influence on regional economic development. Covering topics such as sports economics, financing sports organizations, sustainability management in sports, sports tourism and doping among athletes, this book provides a timely collection of research and best practices in the areas of sports management and policy.

Sports activity is a rapidly growing and evolving industry, offering numerous business opportunities--from the manufacturing of sporting equipment and activity at gyms and sports centers to revenue from sporting events and sport tourism. In order for the varied businesses across the sport industry, whether public or private, to be successful, proper management strategies and policies must be in place.  This includes the knowledge of the industry, strategic planning, sector analysis, quality management and sustainable (economic and environmental) use of resources. Featuring case examples from several countries, including Spain, Turkey, Uruguay, Portugal, and Italy, this volume provides international perspectives on a wide spectrum of managerial issues across this dynamic industry.


Sports Management Sports Tourism Sports Sponsorship Sports Sustainability Management Financing Sports Organizations Sports Economics Doping and Sports Customer Profiles in Sports Organizations Customer Satisfaction in Fitness Centers Decision-Making in Sports Traumatology Game Systems in Team Sports

Editors and affiliations

  • Marta Peris-Ortiz
    • 1
  • José Álvarez-García
    • 2
  • María de la Cruz Del Río-Rama
    • 3
  1. 1.Departamento de Organización de EmpresasUniversitat Politècnica de ValènciaValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Faculty of Business, Finances and TourismUniversity of ExtremaduraCaceresSpain
  3. 3.Faculty of Business Administration and Tourism, Department of Business Organisation and MarketingUniversity of Vigo (Campus of Ourense)OurenseSpain

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