Football and Management: Comparisons Between Sport and Enterprise

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Palgrave Macmillan, Jan 8, 2013 - Business & Economics - 286 pages
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Aims to describe and explain how organizations like football clubs operate, highlighting the best practices within profit driven corporations, which can be adopted by football clubs to operate in a better manner. What are the dynamics of different leagues and other contexts in which football can learn from business? What can business learn from football? And how can business implement these practices? This volume articulates a basic framework using the differences between football in Sweden and in England. It aims at presenting models which are easily applicable in the working place and defines playing styles on the pitch and thought styles in the board room. The author bases his text on his own experience from many years of teaching and consultancy work.
 

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Contents

1 Footballs similarities and differences compared with other industries
1
2 Six propositions as a frame of reference
26
3 Market atmosphere on and off the pitch
43
4 The game is the product
69
5 Product development and training
100
6 Management challenges in football
130
7 Management of four challenges
170
8 Lessons and messages
224
Notes
251
Bibliography
258
Index
273
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STEN SÖDERMAN is a professor at Stockholm University, Sweden. Previously he has been a professor at the Universities of Luleå, Shanghai, GÖteborg, Southern Stockholm and Luxembourg. He received his doctorate in location strategies of industries from Stockholm University, and he frequently contributes to scientific development in the fields of international business, sports management, entrepreneurship and innovation.