Challenges and solutions for sport in future

Submission deadline date: 10 November 2024


The special issue is associated with a conference: European Academy of Management and sport management track. It seeks to gain a deeper understanding of the unique development in sports, its logic of co-creation of value and the advancement of the sport industry towards internationalisation, professionalization, and commercialisation. The special issue aims to cover all management functions and welcomes papers that address a range of topics related to future management of sport including transformation of sport organisations, human resources and volunteering, sport facility management, professional sport clubs, sport finance and economics, sponsorship and branding, fans and spectators in sport, equality and diversity in sport. Important aim is the to look forward on future challenges and possibilities in sport sector. The special issue corresponds to contemporary research such as:

Gerke, A., Fehrer, J., Benson-Rea, M., & McCullough, B. P. (2024). A Typology of Circular Sport Business Models: Enabling Sustainable Value Co-Creation in the Sport Industry. Journal of Sport Management (published online ahead of print 2024). Retrieved May 27, 2024, from

Herold, E., & Breuer, C. (2023). Does the game matter? Analyzing sponsorship effectiveness and message personalization in sport live broadcasts. Journal of Sport Management, 37(4), 290-301.

Mrkonjic, M. (2021). ‘Good’governance in sport strategies: Reforming organisations by adapting management competencies to governance functions. In Good Governance in Sport (pp. 236-249). Routledge.

Cury, R., Kennelly, M., & Howes, M. (2023). Environmental sustainability in sport: A systematic literature review. European Sport Management Quarterly, 23(1), 13-37.

Fonti, F., Ross, J. M., & Aversa, P. (2023). Using sports data to advance management research: A review and a guide for future studies. Journal of Management, 49(1), 325-362.

List of topic areas

  • Sport Governance
  • Sport Economics
  • Sport Management
  • Sustainability

Submissions Information

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Submitted articles must not have been previously published, nor should they be under consideration for publication anywhere else, while under review for this journal.

Key deadlines

Opening date for manuscripts submissions: 1st July, 2024

Closing date for manuscripts submission: 10th November, 2024