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Football players, asset management and the unexploited potential of enhanced player engagement in football management and football marketing.

As an appetizer for the book Marketing & Football: an international perspective (Desbordes, 2012), it is emphasized that (see citation below) “Football is arguably one of the most important sports in the world, and the marketing of football has become an increasingly important issue, as clubs and product owners need to generate more revenue from […]

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The football transfer market illustrates the transformation economy

Pine & Gilmore’s (1999) bestselling book “The Experience Economy – work is theater & every business a stage” marked the concept’s (i.e. experience economy) rapid blossoming. Following the development of economic offerings, which ranges from the economization of 1) commodities (in the agrarian economy), 2) goods (in the industrial economy), 3) services (in the service economy) […]

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Globalization of the sports industry – part 2

“Sport is probably the most universal aspect of popular culture” (McKay et al., 2001). Football (a.k.a. soccer in North America) is no. 1 when measuring what constitutes the popularity of a single global sport (Giulianotti, 1999). In that regard, Giulianotti has been involved in studies investigating the multifaceted and increasingly vital interrelationships of football and […]

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Globalization of the sports industry – part 1

In today’s contemporary society, we witness a sports industry, which has become more commercialized and globalized over the years. Sports have a more significant role in our society and have a wider appeal to people worldwide. Some of the largest media audiences are related to mega sports events, e.g. single events like Super Bowl or […]

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The application of ‘strategic CSR’ in the sports industry

From strategic and commercial angles, corporate social responsibility (CSR) can definitely be applied in the sports industry as an innovative tool to achieve profitable value creation. In their research, Bradish & Cronin (2009) state that “over the past decade, there has been a groundswell of support within the sports industry to be ‘good sports’, as […]

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