Sport, Business and Management: Volume 9 Issue 1


An international journal

Table of contents - Special Issue: Football and its Shifting Global Powerbase

Guest Editors: Paul Widdop, Simon Chadwick, Daniel Parnell

Governance of the Chinese Super League: A struggle between governmental control and market orientation

Yang Ma, Markus Kurscheidt

In 2017, the Chinese Super League (CSL), the first professional football division in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), became the highest-spending league in the…

Access, security and diplomacy: Perceptions of soft power, nation branding and the organisational challenges facing Qatar’s 2022 FIFA World Cup

Joel Rookwood

The purpose of this paper is to focus on the perceptions of Qatar’s suitability to act a successful sports event host and, in doing so, look ahead to some of the key…

Sport event hosting capacity as event legacy: Canada and the hosting of FIFA events

Becca Leopkey, Dana Ellis

The purpose of this paper is to explore how a legacy of event hosting competencies from one event can contribute to advancing the overall hosting capacity of a nation for…

The Chinese plan for football development: a perspective from innovation theory

Emanuel Leite Junior, Carlos Rodrigues

The purpose of this paper is to report a critical analysis of the plan recently launched by the Chinese Government for the development of the football industry in China…

Exploring expatriate fan identification in international football supporters

Nicholas Burton, Cheri Bradish, Melanie Dempsey

The purpose of this paper is to examine international football supporter behaviours within the context of national and socio-cultural identification, in an effort to…

International orientation of professional football beyond Europe: A digital perspective on the global reach of English, German and Spanish clubs

A. Carolin Fleischmann, Martin Fleischmann

The purpose of this paper is to investigate how professional football clubs from the English Premier League, German Bundesliga and Spanish Primera División use digital…

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