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Routledge Handbook of Football Business and Management

ISBN 9781138579071
Published December 2, 2018 by Routledge
644 Pages 55 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Soccer is the world’s most valuable sport, generating bigger revenues, as well as being watched and played by more people, than any other. It is virtually impossible to understand the business of sport without understanding the football industry. This book surveys contemporary football in unparalleled breadth and depth.

Presenting critical insights from world-leading football scholars and introducing football’s key organisations, leagues and emerging nations, it explores key themes from governance and law to strategy and finance, as well as cutting edge topics such as analytics, digital media and the women’s game.

This is essential reading for all students, researchers and practitioners working in football, sport business, sport management or mainstream business and management.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Handbook of Football Business and Management

Simon Chadwick, Daniel Parnell, Paul Widdop and Christos Anagnostopoulos

2. A Framework for Diversification Decisions in Professional Football

Sascha L. Schmidt and Florian Holzmayer

3. Global Football: Defining the rules of the changing game

Remco M. Beek, Martijn Ernest and Jos Verschueren

4. Structures and Policies at the main European football leagues: Evolution and Recent Changes

Juan Luis Paramio-Salcines and Ramón Llopis-Goig

5. Points, Pounds and Politics in the Governance of Football

Hallgeir Gammelsæter

6. Contemporary Issues in the Management of Grassroots Football

Jimmy O’Gorman, Danny Fitzpatrick, Jonathan Sibley, Matthew Hindmarsh, Zora Saskova, and Dan Parnell

7. Football Law

Richard Parrish and Adam Pendlebury

8. Football and Marketing

Argyro Elisavet Manoli and James Andrew Kenyon

9. Digital and Social Media

Alex Fenton and Boris Helleu

10. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Football: Exploring Modes of CSR Implementation

Geraldine Ziemers, Christos Anagnostopoulos, Thierry Zintz, and Annick Willem

11. Agents and Intermediaries

Giambattista Rossi

12. Managing Performance in Elite Professional Football

Barry Drust, Andy O’Boyle, and Mark Gillett

13. The Sporting Director: Exploring Current Practice and Challenges within Elite Football

Daniel Parnell, Ryan Groom, Paul Widdop and Sara Ward

14. Strategic Management in Football Organisations

Mikkel Draebye

15. Finance and Accounting in Football

Rob Wilson and Daniel Plumley

16. Sponsorships, Stadia and Naming Rights

Leah Gillooly and Dominic Medway

17. Venue Management in Football

Eric C. Schwarz

18. Human Resource Management in Football

Jonathan Lord

19. Fans, Spectators, Consumers in Football

Petros Parganas

20. Sports Business Analytics: the past, the present and the future

Ian G. McHale

21. Leagues, Tournaments and Competitions

Angel Barajas and Thadeu Gasparetto

22. Football, Networks and Relationships

Anna Gerke and Hagen Wäsche

23. Leveraging Football Events

Vitor Sobral, Sheranne Fairley and Danny O’Brien

24. The labour markets of professional football players

Jean-François Brocard and Christophe Lepetit

25. Value Management in Football: A Framework to Develop and Analyse Competitive Advantage

Harald Dolles and Sten Söderman

26. Supply Chain Management in Professional Football

Birnir Egilsson

27. Risk and Crisis Management

Dominic Elliott

28. Women and Football

Sue Bridgewater

29. Managing match officials: The influence of business and the impact of finance in an era of Premier League dominance

Tom Webb

30. Perspectives on Ethics and Integrity in Football

Simon Gardiner

31. Talent Management

Richard P. Bailey, Rob J. Bailey, and Nick Levett

32. Retailing in the Football Industry

Dimitrios Kolyperas and Leigh Sparks

33. Sport Licensed Products in the Football Industry

Dimitra Papadimitriou and Artemisia Apostolopoulou

34. FIFA

Tom Bason, Paul Salisbury and Simon Gérard

35. UEFA

Kenneth Cortsen

36. CONMEBOL: South American Confederation of Football

Renan Petersen-Wagner, Alberto Reinaldo Reppold Filho, Cássia Damiani, Felipe Magno and Felippe Marchetti

37. Asian Football Confederation (AFC)

David Pifer

38. Confederation of African Football (CAF)

Michael M. Goldman and Mlondi Mashinini


Joel Rookwood and Glaucio Scremin

40. Oceania Football Confederation

Geoff Dickson and Sean Phelps

41. Football in China

Simon Chadwick and Jonathan Sullivan

42. Business and Governance of Football in Qatar

Mahfoud Amara and Ahmed Al-Emadi

43. Football in Brazil

Leonardo José Mataruna-Dos-Santos, Daniel Range, André Luiz Pereira Guimarães, Luis Antonio Verdini de Carvalho and Carlos Eugenio Zardini Filho

44. Football in Turkey

Cem Tinaz, Emir Güney and Ahmet Talimciler

45. Management of Football in India

Gautam Ahuja and Eric C. Schwarz

46. Soccer in the United States

Clinton J. Warren and Kwame J. Agyemang

47. The Rise and Rise of the World’s Favourite Sport

Simon Chadwick, Daniel Parnell, Paul Widdop and Christos Anagnostopoulos

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Simon Chadwick is Professor of Sports Enterprise at Salford University Manchester, UK, where he is also Co-Director of the Centre for Sports Business. He is also a Founding Director of the China Soccer Observatory at the University of Nottingham, UK and regularly works with organisations in football across the world, including clubs, federations, commercial partners, event organisers and governments. He tweets: @Prof_Chadwick

Daniel Parnell is Senior Lecturer in Business Management at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Dan’s research is across three areas; policy and politics, management, and change (individual, community and organisational), across elite sport. He currently works with a number of professional sport clubs and national governing bodies in England and internationally. He has worked with several English Premier League and Football League Clubs, the Premier League, Football League, and the Football Foundation.

Paul Widdop is Senior Research Fellow in Sport Business at Leeds Beckett University, UK. His research explores social and economic networks on the consumption and production of Sport. He has published widely in areas of sport and popular culture including articles in Journal of Consumer Culture, Cultural Sociology, Cultural Trends, Political Behaviour, Electoral Studies, and Leisure Sciences.

Christos Anagnostopoulos is Associate Professor in Sport Management at Molde University College, Norway and at University of Central Lancashire, UK, where he also serves as the Co-Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship. His research interests lie in corporate social responsibility, governance, and more recently entrepreneurship and positive organisational behaviour in sport. Christos serves as an elected member-at-large at the European Association for Sport Management, as well as at the editorial boards of the European Sport Management Quarterly, Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, International Journal of Sport Communication, Journal of Global Sport Management and the International Journal of Sport Management.


"This handbook - which could be used as a primary textbook for a football-specific course or as supplemental reading for a wide variety of sport management courses - provides expert and casual readers an abundance of content that can be used to engage in any discussion involving the game or business of football." – Braden Norris, Indiana University, International Journal of Sport Communication