The Impact of Global Economic Downturn on Sport Management

Daniel Parnell*, Paul Widdop, Anthony May, Danny Fitzpatrick

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This special issue was inspired by the challenges faced by sport managers in our global community in the face of the economic downturn. During the calls for the special issue, society faced one of its most unprecedented challenges, COVID-19. This provide significant shock waves to the daily rituals in sport and society. The manuscripts in this special issue provide an insight into sport management during this period. The research presented is both rich and diverse and we believe provides readers and the global sport management community with important contributions for reflection and learning from a policy, management and practical level.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Global Sport Management
Early online date11 Oct 2021
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 11 Oct 2021

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  • COVID-19
  • Economic downturn
  • austerity
  • management
  • sport


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