Title: Integrating geographic information systems (GIS) into sport business practice and research

Authors: Calvin Nite; S. Jeffery Underwood

Addresses: Sport Management, Texas Tech University, Box 43011, Lubbock, TX 79409, USA ' Department of Geology & Geography, Georgia Southern University, Room 1110 Herty Building, Statesboro, GA 30460, USA

Abstract: Currently, applications of spatial analyses have been fairly absent from the research into the sport industry. Sport is inherently geographic in nature so the inclusion of spatial analyses and the spatial analysis software into sport research could prove useful for sport organisations. The purpose of this paper is to examine the utility of spatial analyses utilising geographic information systems (GIS) within the sport industry. Within this paper, we define GIS and demonstrate its applicability within a variety of sport business contexts. Implications for research and practice are discussed.

Keywords: GIS; geographic information systems; sport management; spatial analysis; sports business.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRM.2013.055682

International Journal of Revenue Management, 2013 Vol.7 No.2, pp.95 - 104

Available online: 03 Aug 2013 *

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