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Taking Sport Seriously

Adcroft, A and Teckman, J (2009) Taking Sport Seriously Management Decision, 47 (1). 5 - 13.

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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to introduce this special issue of Management Decision and discuss the key question “Should sport be taken seriously?”. Design/methodology/approach – The themes of the special issue are discussed and each paper is introduced. Findings – Sport should be taken seriously because it has a significance beyond the field of play. It has become a commodified activity which creates and consumes wealth and can be used as a context for management research. Originality/value – Rarely before has sport been taken seriously in a management research context. This guest editorial and the special issue that follows it begin that debate.

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Additional Information: This article is © Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here. Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Andy Adcroft, Jon Teckman, (2009) "Taking sport seriously", Management Decision, Vol. 47 Iss: 1, pp.5 - 13
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Economics and Law > Surrey Business School
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2012 15:54
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 19:03
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/146739

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