Issue 2 | 2022

1. The economics of team sport in Europe: production, monetization, deficit and regulation

Patrice Bouvet.
This article deals with the economics of professional sport in Europe. Its objective is twofold: firstly, to propose a "vertical" vision, from production to the necessary regulation, including the study of the conditions for monetising sports shows produced by professional sports clubs in Europe; secondly, to put forward a general explanation for the persistence of deficits (DNCG data and similar organisations) of many of these clubs. This article deliberately places itself, unlike many other contributions, in a global (macroeconomic) perspective. It underlines: the universality and singularity of the production of sports shows, the specific conditions of their monetisation; presents, the origin of the deficits and the means nowadays chosen by professional clubs to try to cope with them and finally leads to an original proposal for regulation.
Section: Reviews

2. Dynamics of publication in international scientific reviews in sport management: Towards an Agenda 21

Nicolas Scelles.
I had the honour to be keynote speaker for the Sport Management Colloquium organised by the Universit√© Rennes 2 in June 2018. The organisers asked me to present a communication on the international dynamics of sport management. To do so, I attempted to identify the themes currently tackled in scientific reviews in sport management from an international perspective. This article is based on the aforementioned keynote, updated since then until the 31st May 2020. Sport management is defined in a broad sense: it includes not only sport management stricto sensu (including sport strategy) but also sport analytics, business, communication / media, development, economics, finance, law, marketing, policy and sociology. My focus is on research in English.To tackle the topic, it is necessary to clarify three points:1.Determine what is considered as current research: published since 2014.2.Identify journals: 54 considered.3.Define a strategy for theme identification: focus on special issues (SIs).Based on this approach, 240 SIs have been identified. I divided data into intellectual bins that ultimately reflect common themes between SIs. The methodology described here made me able to identify 21 recurring themes, justifying the idea of an Agenda 21. These 21 themes are grouped in 7 categories (3 per category):I.Reality of Sport in the 21st Century: 1. Globalization; 2. Impacts / Legacy of Mega Sports Events; 3. Austerity.II.Sport Policy and Politics: 4. Development and Peace; 5. Health […]