Examines sports economics from a sociological perspective
Provides insights from scholars based in twenty-five unique countries
Analyzes the unique impact volunteers have on sports economics and how these impacts differ from country to country
Part of the book series: Sports Economics, Management and Policy (SEMP, volume 15)
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About this book
This book provides an overview of perspectives and approaches to the cultural meaning of sport volunteering in different countries. The main objective is to reflect on the diversity of meanings with regard to volunteering in different cultures and societies. Additionally, this book will shed light on volunteering practices and the impact of volunteering from both an economic and a sociological perspective.
The book begins with an introductory section that gives an overview of the rationale of the text and the diversity of sport volunteers in general. From there, the book's 25 chapters each discuss a specific country case study provided by researchers from the respective country. These studies provide a comprehensive overview of volunteering in each country, such as motivations of volunteers, satisfaction of volunteers, their perceived cost and benefits, and many other areas related to the overall study. By having twenty-five different countries represented and a native of each country authoring the respective chapters, this book serves as a comprehensive and diverse review of sports volunteering around the world and can be incorporated into courses in economics - particularly those dealing with sports economics - and can also be used as a reference for volunteer organizations and sports economists worldwide.
- sports economics
- sports volunteering
- cultural economics
- sporting events
Editors and Affiliations
Institute of Sport Economics and Sport Management, Chair of Sport Management, German Sport University Cologne, Cologne, Germany
University of Queensland Business School, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Australia
About the editors
Kirstin Hallmann (PhD, German Sport University Cologne (GSU)), is Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Sport Economics and Sport Management at GSU. She also serves as program director of the M.Sc. Sport Management at GSU. Her main research fields are economics of sport demand and consumer behavior in tourism, event, and sport contexts (active and passive participation, volunteering) and competitiveness. Her work is published in leading sport management and tourism journals.
Book Title: Sports Volunteers Around the Globe
Book Subtitle: Meaning and Understanding of Volunteering and its Societal Impact
Editors: Kirstin Hallmann, Sheranne Fairley
Series Title: Sports Economics, Management and Policy
Publisher: Springer Cham
Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-02353-9Published: 14 February 2019
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-02354-6Published: 30 January 2019
Series ISSN: 2191-298X
Series E-ISSN: 2191-2998
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: VI, 310
Number of Illustrations: 19 b/w illustrations