The Complexity of Sport Management: from Mono-Business to Multi-Business
Sports transformed into an extremely complex phenomenon requiring the ability to manage business areas with different characteristics combining a wide range of aspects: emotional and logical, international and local, professional and amateur, high-tech and high-touch, traditional and new, competition and cooperation, short term and long-term goals, randomness and planning, confidentiality and visibility. For many years, sport organisation management concentrated on technical competitive aspects, but in global markets technical ability it is not enough to ensure an organisation's long-term success. Sport organisations have to manage business areas ranging from the box office, season tickets and player trading, to sponsorships, advertising, media content, merchandising, publishing, player image, real estate, finance, tourism and others.
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