The Economics and Management of Mega Athletic Events:

Olympic Games, Professional Sports, and Other Essays

Edited by Gregory T. Papanikos

ISBN: 960-87822-9-5, 317 pages, Hardback

First published in 2004 by ATINER

Price: Hardcover: 70€ (It includes Shipping and Handling)

 

Table of Contents

 

 

 

List of Contributers

 

i

 

The Economics and Management of Mega Athletic Events: An Introduction

Papanikos, G.T.

 

iii

 

PART 1

The Economics and Management of Olympic Games

 

1

1

Webs of Authority: Hierarchies, Networks, Legitmacy, and Economic Power in Global Sport Organisations.

Croci, O. and Forster, J.

 

3

2

The Long-term Impacts from Major Sporting Events – Myths and Facts.

Solberg, H.A., and Preuss, H.

 

11

3

Capability of Hosting Mega-Sports Events: Case of Istanbul and its Bids for the Olympic Games.

Erten, S.

 

27

4

The Olympic City in its post-modern condition: the role of Olympic design since the Munich 1972 Olympic Games.  

Tzanoudaki, S.

 

39

5

Motivational Factors Affecting Olympic Volunteerism Among Turkish University Students.

Alay, S., Koçak, S., Sözeri, B., and Karli, U.

 

43

 

PART 2

The Economics and Management of Professional Sports

 

51

6

The Importance of the Market in a Professional Football League: The Belgian Case.

Dejonghe, T.

 

53

7

Is The NBA Betting Market Efficient?

Schnytzer, A. and Weinberg, G.

 

71

8

International Trade in Sporting Goods.

Andreff, W.

 

87

9

Of Dynasties and Dogs: Competitive Balance in Major League Baseball. 

Krautmann, A. and Hadley, L.,

 

97

10

The Effect of a Game’s Payoff Structure on the Strategic Behaviour of its Participants: Comparing the National Hockey League with European Football Leagues

Longley, N. and Sankaran, S.

 

105

11

The Concepts of Competitive Balance and Uncertainty of Outcome.

Kringstad, B. and Gerrard, M.

 

115

12

The Location of the “Stade De France”: Efficacy, Equity, or Democracy? An Original Application of Spatial Econometrics.

Raze, J - F.

 

131

13

Stakeholders and Trusts: A Framework for Good Governance Within the Football Industry.

Hindley, D.

 

139

14

Winners and Losers in Soccer World Cup: A Study of Recent History and How to bet if you must.

Archontakis, F.

 

151

15

Measuring Service Quality Expectations and Perceptions: A Comparison Study between English and Greek Sport & Recreation Customers

Barlas, A., McCarthy, P., and Kouthouris, C.

 

161

16

Turkish Super League Soccer Clubs’ Usage of Internet as a Tool for Marketing Purposes.

Sözeri, B., and Koçak, S.

 

175

17

The Development of Health – and Fitness – Sport in Europe as an Enormous Economic Branch.  

Dilger, E.

 

191

18

The “Fixed” Budgets of Italian Football: A Hypothesis of Administrative Doping?

Levante, M.

 

209

 

PART 3

Sport Management Education and Jobs

 

225

19

The European Market of Sport Management Programs. A General Survey and Content Analysis.

Hovemann, G.

 

227

20

Business and Sport in Partnership - 'Developing high performance individuals and teams in a World Class environment.

Fossey-Lewis, N. and Garnett, A.J.

 

241

21

Competence Research in Sport Management – The German Case.

Kaiser, S.

 

253

22

Employment Opportunities for Sports Managers in Turkey and the Profile of Sports Managers Required in Various Sectors.

Donuk, B., Serarslan, M.Z., and Or, E.

 

265

23

Job Satısfactıon Levels of the Personnel Among the Selected Prıvate Health Care and Fıtness Centers in Turkey.

Karli, U. and Koçak, S.

 

277

24

The Ethics of Specialism and the Specialist Sports College.

Solvason, C.

 

287