The Economics and Management of Mega Athletic Events: Olympic Games, Professional Sports, and Other Essays

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

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Table of ContentsPage
The Economics and Management of Mega Athletic Events: An Introduction
Papanikos, G.T.
PART 1 The Economics and Management of Olympic Games1
Webs of Authority: Hierarchies, Networks, Legitmacy, and Economic Power in Global Sport Organisations.
Croci, O. and Forster, J.
3
The Long-term Impacts from Major Sporting Events – Myths and Facts.
Solberg, H.A., and Preuss, H.
11
Capability of Hosting Mega-Sports Events: Case of Istanbul and its Bids for the Olympic Games.
Erten, S.
27
The Olympic City in its post-modern condition: the role of Olympic design since the Munich 1972 Olympic Games.
Tzanoudaki, S.
39
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 Sports51
The Importance of the Market in a Professional Football League: The Belgian Case.
Dejonghe, T.
53
Is The NBA Betting Market Efficient?
Schnytzer, A. and Weinberg, G.
71
International Trade in Sporting Goods.
Andreff, W.
87
Of Dynasties and Dogs: Competitive Balance in Major League Baseball.
Krautmann, A. and Hadley, L.,
97
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
The Concepts of Competitive Balance and Uncertainty of Outcome.
Kringstad, B. and Gerrard, M.
115
The Location of the “Stade De France”: Efficacy, Equity, or Democracy? An Original Application of Spatial Econometrics.
Raze, J - F.
131
Stakeholders and Trusts: A Framework for Good Governance Within the Football Industry.
Hindley, D.
139
Winners and Losers in Soccer World Cup: A Study of Recent History and How to bet if you must.
Archontakis, F.
151
Measuring Service Quality Expectations and Perceptions: A Comparison Study between English and Greek Sport & Recreation Customers
Barlas, A., McCarthy, P., and Kouthouris, C.
161
Turkish Super League Soccer Clubs’ Usage of Internet as a Tool for Marketing Purposes.
Sözeri, B., and Koçak, S.
175
The Development of Health – and Fitness – Sport in Europe as an Enormous Economic Branch.
Dilger, E.
191
The “Fixed” Budgets of Italian Football: A Hypothesis of Administrative Doping?
Levante, M.
209
PART 3 Sport Management Education and Jobs225
The European Market of Sport Management Programs. A General Survey and Content Analysis.
Hovemann, G.
227
Business and Sport in Partnership - 'Developing high performance individuals and teams in a World Class environment.
Fossey-Lewis, N. and Garnett, A.J.
241
Competence Research in Sport Management – The German Case.
Kaiser, S.
253
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
Job Satısfactıon Levels of the Personnel Among the Selected Prıvate Health Care and Fıtness Centers in Turkey.
Karli, U. and Koçak, S.
277
The Ethics of Specialism and the Specialist Sports College.
Solvason, C.
287