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Sport, Business and Management

Sport, Business and Management

An international journal

ISSN: 2042-678X

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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Aims and Scope

Sport, Business and Management (SBM) serves to promote the development of a coherent, high-quality body of work that examines both the business and management of sport, as well as the various actors and stakeholders that align with sport to further their strategic objectives.

Of foremost importance to the journal is scholarship that provides contemporary and practical implications for sport managers and those who use sport as a conduit to achieve their goals. Therefore, while the journal prioritises work that focuses on sport as a pure business activity, it also welcomes perspectives from, but not limited to: sponsors, media, governing bodies, channel partners, governments, facilities, representative associations, events, broadcasters and fans, who are vested in the business and management of sport.

SBM fundamentally aims to bridge the gap between academic research on the business of sport and relevant practitioner issues in the industry  . The journal strives for a unique focus that appeals to a wide audience which includes all sectors where sport is the direct focus of organizational activity; or where sport is being used in conjunction with other organizational activities.

The coverage of the journal is fundamentally sport, business and management, swith a broad range of related fields and topics falling under this area, including:

  • Accounting and finance; economics; marketing; human resources; IT; law  ; supply chain management and international business 
  • Corporate social responsibility and ethics; entrepreneurship and governance; organizational behavior in the sport industry 
  • Professional sport; global sport; elite sport; amateur sport; grassroots sport; and esport. 
  • Fans, spectators and customers; athletes and coaches; clubs and teams 
  • Leagues and competitions; events and tournaments; stadiums and venues 
  • Commercial and non-commercial partners; governing bodies and representative associations; intermediaries and athlete representatives 
  • Suppliers, retailers and other outlets for sport 
  • Traditional and new media outlets and distribution platforms
  • Places and spaces; local economic, social and other relevant sporting projects/initiatives.
  • Sociology, psychology, gender studies and contemporary topics related to the business of sport.

Submissions should utilize sporting examples and concepts to illustrate business and/or management theory; use suitable theories and concepts to investigate sport; and address business and managerial problems and issues in a sporting context. Submissions using quantitative or qualitative   approaches (or mixed methods) are equally welcome.

While content that advances theoretical knowledge is suitable as a compnent of a submission, all work must include practical implications and applications demonstrating impact on sport, business and management.

Sport, Business and Management is indexed and abstracted in:

ABI Inform, Academic Research Library, British Library, Business Source Alumni Edition/Complete/Corporate Plus/Elite/Premier (EBSCO), Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Accounting, Computer Science - Business Information Systems, Economics & Finance, Marketing and Management, CABI, EBSCO, ProQuest, ReadCube Discover, Research Library, Summon

Sport, Business and Management is ranked by:

Association of Business Schools (ABS) Academic Journal Quality Guide, Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Quality Journal List, Australian Research Council (ERA Journal List), Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS, UK) Academic Journal Guide, Emerging Soucres Citation Index (Clarivate Analytics), NSD (Norway), Polish Scholarly Bibliography (PBN), Scopus

Sport, Business and Management is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Business, Management & Strategy eJournals Collection. For more information, please email or visit the Emerald Business, Management & Strategy eJournals Collection page.

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