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Hoopfest: Using longitudinal economic impact data to assess the success of a strategic reorientation


  • Bozman, Carl S.
  • Kurpis, Lada V.
  • Frye, Chris


The authors report the economic impact of a strategy change for a nonprofit sport association, Hoopfest, over an eight year period. Hoopfest organizes the largest annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the world. The study employs an economic impact methodology because the local community expressed a concern with related economic development issues. An initial assessment indicated the two-day tournament had an overall economic impact on the region of about seventeen million dollars. Twenty-two thousand people competed in the tournament and at least another one hundred thousand people watched the event. Hoopfest officials were challenged by a simple question: how could they enhance the economic benefits of this basketball tournament?

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  • Bozman, Carl S. & Kurpis, Lada V. & Frye, Chris, 2010. "Hoopfest: Using longitudinal economic impact data to assess the success of a strategic reorientation," Sport Management Review, Elsevier, vol. 13(1), pages 65-81, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:spomar:v:13:y:2010:i:1:p:65-81

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    1. Aoki, Masanao & Yoshikawa, Hiroshi, 2002. "Demand saturation-creation and economic growth," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 48(2), pages 127-154, June.
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    3. Christine Green, B., 2001. "Leveraging Subculture and Identity to Promote Sport Events," Sport Management Review, Elsevier, vol. 4(1), pages 1-19, May.
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    1. Ines Milohnić & Klara Trošt Lesić & Tina Slamar, 2016. "Understanding the motivation for event participating - a prerequisite for sustainable event planning," Tourism and Hospitality Industry 16, University of Rijeka, Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management.


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