The Finance and Economics of Sport Management


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Managerial Finance solicits high-quality papers for a special issue focusing on topics related to financial aspects of the management of professional sports teams, professional sports leagues, and non-profit sports organizations. Papers in the burgeoning field of sport analytics that feature implications for managerial sport finance/economics are highly encouraged. 

List of Topic Areas

  • Team front office payroll decisions and returns on talent investment 
  • Sports ticket pricing decisions 
  • The impact of NIL on intercollegiate athletics operations 
  • The influence of sports betting upon professional sports league operations 
  • Effect of player health and injury upon team payroll and roster decisions 
  • The host bidding process in major sporting events (e.g., the Olympics) 
  • Salary determination in professional sports 
  • Revenue sharing within teams of a professional sports leagues 
  • Managerial decision-making related to contract option years in professional sports 
  • Stadium financing arrangements 
  • Analysis of home field advantage in professional and/or collegiate sports 
  • Collective bargaining agreements between players and owners of a professional sports league. 
  • Pedagogy of sports finance and/or sports economics

Submissions Information

Submissions are made using ScholarOne Manuscripts. Registration and access are available here.
Author guidelines must be strictly followed. Please see here.
Authors should select (from the drop-down menu) the special issue title at the appropriate step in the submission process, i.e. in response to ““Please select the issue you are submitting to”. 
Submitted articles must not have been previously published, nor should they be under consideration for publication anywhere else, while under review for this journal.

Key Deadlines

Opening date for manuscripts submissions: 01/03/2024 
Closing date for manuscripts submission: 01/07/2024

Guest Editors

Dustin R White, University of Nebraska at Omaha , USA, [email protected] 
Joel Potter, University of North Georgia, USA, [email protected]
Shane Sanders, Syracuse University, USA, [email protected]