Sport, Business and Management: Volume 1 Issue 1


An international journal

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Editorial Sport steps up to take the inside track

Simon Chadwick

The purpose of this editorial is to set the context for the first edition of this new sport business management journal, by identifying some key developments in the sport…

What can business leaders learn from sport?

Bernard Burnes, Helen O'Donnell

There is a growing belief that business leaders can learn valuable lessons from successful sports coaches and athletes. This article seeks to examine the extent to which…

The impact of a mid‐season change of manager on sporting performance

Francisco González‐Gómez, Andrés J. Picazo‐Tadeo, Miguel Á. García‐Rubio

This paper aims to evaluate the impact of a mid‐season change of manager on the sporting performance of professional football teams in the First Division of the Spanish…

March Madness and perceived influences on workplace productivity by business professionals: An exploratory study

Amber A. Smith, Alan D. Smith, O. Felix Offodile

The purpose of this paper is to provide practitioners of management and interested research a sense of how the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament is affecting worker…

Imagination at work and play: a case‐study analysis of General Electric's Olympic sponsorship

Timothy J. Crader, James Santomier

This paper seeks to examine the management of General Electric's (GE) Olympic sponsorship and provides insights related to the organizational and transformational…

Performance and competitive orientation: team dynamics in test match cricket

Andy Adcroft, Jon Teckman

The aim of this paper is to examine the relationship between the diversity of team composition and the outcome enjoyed by those teams in test match cricket by using…

Athlete endorser effectiveness: model development and analysis

Jessica R. Braunstein‐Minkove, James J. Zhang, Galen T. Trail

As a fixture in the mainstream media landscape, athletes, coaches, and sport celebrities are regularly used to promote products from sports equipment to high‐end watches…

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