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Sport, Business and Management

Sport, Business and Management

An international journal

ISSN: 2042-678X

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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Aims and Scope

Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal (SBM) serves to promote the development of a coherent, high-quality body of work in sport, business and management, an area that has until now been largely overlooked by academia despite being one of the few industries to warrant its own daily section in most newspapers.

The journal publishes a range of high-quality academic papers including conceptual and empirical, as well as case studies, critical analyses, academic commentaries, opinion pieces, book reviews, conference reports, interviews with practitioners, and resource reviews.

The coverage of the journal includes, but is not limited to:

  • Sport, business and management; strategy; accounting and finance; economics; marketing; human resources; IT; law; supply chain management and international business 
  • Corporate social responsibility and ethics; entrepreneurship and governance; organizational behavior in the sport industry 
  • Professional sport; global sport; elite sport; amateur sport; and grassroots sport 
  • Fans and customers; athletes and coaches; clubs and teams 
  • Leagues and competitions; events and tournaments; stadiums and venues 
  • Commercial and non-commercial partners; governing bodies and representative associations; intermediaries and athlete representatives 
  • Suppliers, retailers and other outlets for sport 
  • Traditional and new media outlets 
  • Places and spaces; local economic, social and other relevant projects/initiatives.

Through its mixture of article content, SBM bridges the gap between existing academic research on sports business and relevant practitioner issues in the industry. The journal has a unique focus on business and management in sport that publishes papers from authors at mainstream business schools. SBM appeals to a wide audience which includes all sectors where sport is the direct focus of organizational activity; or where sport is being used in conjunction with other organizational activities.

Submissions are expected to use sporting examples and concepts to illustrate management theory; use management theories and concepts to investigate sport; and address management problems and issues in a sporting context. Submissions using both quantitative and qualitative approaches are welcomed.

Sport, Business and Management is indexed and abstracted in:

ABI Inform, Academic Research Library, British Library, Business Source Alumni Edition/Complete/Corporate Plus/Elite/Premier (EBSCO), Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Accounting, Computer Science - Business Information Systems, Economics & Finance, Marketing and Management, CABI, EBSCO, ProQuest, ReadCube Discover, Research Library, Summon

Sport, Business and Management is ranked by:

Association of Business Schools (ABS) Academic Journal Quality Guide, Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Quality Journal List, Australian Research Council (ERA Journal List), Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS, UK) Academic Journal Guide, Emerging Soucres Citation Index (Clarivate Analytics), NSD (Norway), Polish Scholarly Bibliography (PBN), Scopus

Sport, Business and Management is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Business, Management & Strategy eJournals Collection. For more information, please email or visit the Emerald Business, Management & Strategy eJournals Collection page.

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