Title: Football industry stakeholders' salience and attributes - the case of Cyprus, EU

Authors: George Yiapanas; Alkis Thrassou

Addresses: School of Business, University of Nicosia, 46 Makedonitissas Ave., P.O. Box 24005, 1700 Nicosia, Cyprus ' School of Business, University of Nicosia, 46 Makedonitissas Ave., P.O. Box 24005, 1700 Nicosia, Cyprus

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to theoretically identify the various stakeholders of the football industry and to define and delineate their typology, prioritisation and interrelationships, along with specific attributes; drawing in parallel explicit theoretical and practical conclusions towards scholarly advancement and managerial implementation. The research focuses on the case of Cyprus, a small European (EU) island-state, whose football-specific attributes, in all its business, sporting and social contexts make it a rather unique and valuable case study for football internationally. Methodologically, the research relies on an extensive theoretical study and the application of Mitchell et al. (1997) typology of stakeholders' attributes and salience.

Keywords: stakeholder theory; Cyprus football; stakeholder identification; stakeholder salience; stakeholder prioritisation.

DOI: 10.1504/GBER.2022.10046358

Global Business and Economics Review, 2022 Vol.26 No.3, pp.231 - 251

Accepted: 16 Feb 2021
Published online: 22 Apr 2022 *

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