Strategic Sports Event Management

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Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2009 - Business & Economics - 354 pages
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The hosting of sports events - whether large international events, or smaller niche interest events - has huge and long-lasting impacts on the local environment, economy and industry.

Strategic Sports Event Management: Olympic edition provides students and event managers with an insight into the strategic management of sports events of all scales and nature. The framework offers a planning process that can be used to understand the importance of a strategic approach, and shows how to implement strategies that can achieve successful sports events over the short and long-term.

The text uses new international case studies throughout to offer real-world insight in both larger and smaller events. Plus, in this new Olympic edition, we see the introduction of a Beijing Olympiad case study in each chapter. Through this topical and timely addition to the text, we can understand the lessons to be learned by events mangers of events of all sizes. Written by an experienced author and using first-hand research the text looks at:

* The organisations involved such as the IOC, FIFA and IAAF, and their interactions with charities, the media and promoters.
* The short-term and long-term benefits of the planning process
* Evaluating the event, its impacts and legacies
* Operational strategies including finance, ticketing, transport, venues, IT, communications, equipment and personnel
* The bidding process and what is required for a successful bid

Strategic Sports Event Management: Olympic edition builds on the substantial success of the first edition and is vital reading for students and practitioners alike.


* Provides an established conceptual framework for planning, organizing, managing, and evaluating sports events
* Includes a range of new international case studies, with new first-hand research from the Beijing Olympiad including an Olympic case in each chapter
* Comprehensive coverage, from start to finish, of the event planning process for sports events of all scales, from smaller events to mega-events

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About the author (2009)

Currently the Head of Sport at Sheffield Hallam University. Guy was Assistant Professor at the Sports Management Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism & Sports Management at New York University.

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