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International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing
International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing


Special Issue on: “Promotion and Management of International Sports”

Guest Editor: Dr. Li Chen, Delaware State University, USA

International sport is one of the largest segments in sport industry. Current studies (e.g., Chelladurai, 2006; Pitts & Pedersen, 2005) indicated that there is dearth of research endeavour given to managing and promotion of international sports. As sport management represents a fast-growing discipline, the analytic effort of promoting and managing international sports (e.g., Olympic Games, World Cup) should not be underrepresented or overlooked.

The issues related to international sport management include managing Olympic Games, ethical and legal aspects, governance and policies of international sports, risk and financial management, political and economic impacts, facility and event management, marketing and promotion, as well as human resource management related to international sport organisations.

The aim of this special issue is to provide more opportunity and an outlet for researchers and practitioners to contribute to a scholarly body of knowledge on the promotion and management of Olympic events and international sport. Either quantitative analyses or qualitative studies are encouraged. Both theoretical research and empirical contributions are welcome.

Subject Coverage
Topics in this issue may include, but not limited to, the following areas:
  • Financial and economic aspects of Olympic Games
  • Facility and event management of Olympic Games
  • Impacts of Olympic Games on development of hosting cities
  • Legal aspects and policy issues of sport in a global environment
  • Risk management of international sports
  • Governance and employment of international sports
  • Managing volunteers of international sport events
  • Sponsorship, licensing, and advertising in international sports
  • Promotion and motivation of international sports
  • Brand awareness and fan loyalty of international sports
  • Fund raising in international sport
  • Gambling and drug testing in international sports
  • Racial and gender issues in international sports
  • Reward systems in international sports
  • Communication and public relations of international sport organisation
  • Organisational behavior in international sports
  • Measurement and evaluation related to subjects of international sport

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Deadline for submission: 31 December, 2007