Sports Management

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Research of the Sport Management team focuses on effectiveness as part of the professionalization trend in sport management and sport policy. In particular, all kinds of sport policy and sports organizations -facing pressure towards more professionalization and effectiveness- are studied but taking into account the specificity and values, e.g., ethical aspects, of the sports sector.

Three subgroups of research exist:

  • effectiveness in sport management: characteristics of sports club and their management
  • effectiveness of sport policy: focus on collaborations and networks for sports-for-all
  • effectiveness of a value-driven approach in sport management: ethics in sports

This entails research on four levels:

  • sports organizations' managers and boards
  • sports organizations
  • sports sector
  • sport policy

This research group holds the Olympic Chair Henri de Baillet Latour - Jacques Rogge



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  • Contact information

    Research Group Sports Management
    Watersportlaan 2
    9000 Gent
    tel. 09 264 63 27