Managerial Sport Finance

Call for papers for: Managerial Finance

Guest Editors:

Rodney Paul, Syracuse University, Professor of Sport Management
Shane Sanders, Syracuse University, Associate Professor of Sport Management

Whats the special issue about?

Managerial Finance solicits high-quality papers for a special issue focusing on topics related to financial aspects of the management of professional sports teams, professional sports leagues, and non-profit sports organizations. Papers in the burgeoning field of sport analytics that feature implications for managerial sport finance/economics are highly encouraged. Potential topics might include:

  • Team front office payroll decisions and returns on talent investment
  • Sports ticket pricing decisions
  • The influence of sports betting upon professional sports league operations
  • Effects of player health and injury upon team payroll and roster decisions
  • The host bidding process in major sporting events (e.g., the Olympics)
  • Revenue sharing within teams of professional sports leagues
  • Stadium financing arrangements
  • Collective bargaining agreements between players and owners of a professional sports league


  • Papers should be submitted electronically online via the Managerial Finance submission system.
  • Please note that the submission site will open soon. Please follow the journal submission guidelines and select the correct special issue title from the dropdown menu during submission.
  • The submission deadline is May 1 2020 (11.59pm, US CST).
  • All submissions will be subject to double blind peer review by referees.
  • For additional information, please contact Rodney Paul ([email protected]) or Shane Sanders ([email protected]).
  • For more information visit the Journal page.