1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Sports Event Management

Edited By Milena Parent, Jean-Loup Chappelet Copyright 2015
    462 Pages 37 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    462 Pages
    by Routledge

    From the Olympic Games to community-level competitions, sports events can be complex and pose a particular set of managerial challenges. The Routledge Handbook of Sports Event Management surveys the management of sports events around the world of every size and scale, from small to mega-events, including one-off and recurring events, and single-sport and multi-sport events.

    The book adopts a unique stakeholder perspective, structured around the groups and individuals who have an interest in and co-create sports events, including organising committees, promoters, sport organisations, spectators, community groups, sponsors, host governments, the media and NGOs. Each chapter addresses a specific stakeholder, defines that stakeholder and its relationships with sports events, describes the managerial requirements for a successful event, assesses current research and directions for future research, and outlines the normative dimensions of stakeholder engagement (such as sustainability and legacy).

    No other book takes such a broad view of sports event management, surveying key theory, current research, best practice, and moral and ethical considerations in one volume. With contributions from leading sport and event scholars from around the world, the Routledge Handbook of Sports Event Management is essential reading for any advanced student, researcher or professional with an interest in sport management, sport development, sport policy or events.

    1. The [Wide] World of Sports Events

    [Jean-Loup Chappelet and Milena M. Parent]

    Section 1: The Organizers

    2. The Bidders’ and Promoters’ Perspective

    [Paul Emery]

    3. The Organizing Committee’s Perspective

    [Milena M. Parent]

    4. The Volunteers’ Perspective

    [Alain Ferrand and Berit Skirstad]

    Section 2: The Sport Organizations

    5. The Sport Event Owners’ Perspective

    [Donald Getz, Darlene Macdonald, and Milena M. Parent]

    6. The Sport Federations’ Perspective

    [Emmanuel Bayle]

    Section 3: The Participants

    7. The Athletes’ Perspective

    [Eric Macintosh and Suzanne Weckend Dill]

    8. Masters Sport Perspectives

    [Bradley W. Young, Angela Bennett and Benoît Séguin]

    9. The Spectators’ Perspective

    [Guillaume Bodet]

    Section 4: The Support

    10. The Sport Parents’ and Entourage’s Perspective

    [Elsa Kristiansen, Glyn C. Roberts and Pierre-Nicolas Lemyre]

    11. The Mission Staff Perspective

    [David Legg]

    Section 5: The Community

    12. The Community’s Perspective

    [Inge Derom, Robert Vanwynsberghe, and Lynn Minnaert]

    13. The Tourism Agencies and Local Business Actors’ Perspective

    [Laurence Chalip]

    Section 6: The Funders

    14. The Local And Regional Governments’ Perspective

    [K. Meaghan Carey, Laura Misener and Daniel S. Mason]

    15. The National Government’s Perspective

    [Barrie Houlihan, Tien-Chin Tan and Jaewoo Park]

    16. The Sponsors’ Perspective

    [Benoît Séguin and Guillaume Bodet]

    Section 7: The Media

    17. The Broadcasters’ Perspective

    [Michael Silk and Haydn Morgan]

    18. The Written Press and Social/New Media Perspectives

    [Raymond Boyle]

    Section 8: Other Stakeholders

    19. The Security Agencies’ Perspective

    [Tracy Taylor and Kristine Toohey]

    20. The Non-Governmental Agency Perspective

    [Lyndsay M.C. Hayhurst, Rob Millington and Simon C. Darnell]

    Section 9: Conclusions

    21. Conclusions and Future Directions for Sport Event Management Scholarship

    [Milena M. Parent and Jean-Loup Chappelet]


    Milena M. Parent is an associate professor at the University of Ottawa, Canada, and the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway. She is also a professor at the MEMOS (Executive Master in Sport Organizations Management) program and has taught in the Russian International Olympic University’s Master of Sport Administration (MSA) program. She is a research fellow of the North American Society for Sport Management and an Early Researcher Award holder of the Government of Ontario. Her research falls within the fields of organization theory and strategic management as they relate to preparing and hosting major sports events. She is notably interested in stakeholder management, networks and governance aspects

    Jean-Loup Chappelet is a professor of public management in the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He has studied the organization of sport events for more than 40 years and attended in various capacities ten summer Olympic Games from Munich 1972 to London 2012. He has worked or consulted for several major public or private sport event owners

    "It is a book by researchers on the state of the art in their field. However, it also makes an effort not just to reflect on the research field but also to be a handbook for the practitioner."

    Christian Tolstrup Jensen, University of South-Eastern Norway.