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Top football rivalries combine historic content and big business – the case of Manchester United and Liverpool FC

Today’s Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool FC gives the word ‘competition’ an interesting dimension. The driving force of the modern football economy is the passionate fan identification, which among other things is associated with the fierce rivalry and the obsession linked to today’s match and the strong historic content and legacy of […]

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Why the IOC has decided to allow each host city to include 5 additional sports and what sports will be next?

The 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics is taking up our screens and minds at the moment. People are watching as the world’s most elite athletes compete to take home a medal for their country (Sochi, 2014, para. 1). I love to witness the beauty of the opening ceremony, how it uniquely embodies each hosting country, […]

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How to capitalize on the technological bridge between sponsorship, media content and fan engagement in sports

In a sports landscape with an evident and widespread globalization pattern, it is as if this sports context is galvanized back to the era in which Da Vinci and Newton made their first discoveries. When analyzing the current sports business agenda, there are many opportunities that go beyond the mix of traditional fan engagement and […]

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The Economics of Fan Engagement: why fan engagement is important

Fan engagement has evolved in recent years to a new innovative approach, which perceives sports fans in relation to a wholesale growth strategy used by elite organizations for profit maximization. These developments call for a more economic and deliberate approach in order to capitalize on the commoditization of sports fans. This article will review the […]

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