Sports economics is a well-established and dynamic area of study; a key component in the fields of sport management, sport science and sport studies, as well as in other areas of economics, finance and management. Covering amateur to professional sports, individual events and organised tournaments, this Handbook provides an authoritative contribution to the understanding of sport in the economy. The editors of The SAGE Handbook of Sports Economics have brought together a global team of respected scholars to create this benchmark collection of insights into sports economics. Each chapter includes a study of a specific context in which issues arise in sports economics, a critical presentation of its main theoretical contributions, an overview of current research findings, and an outline of enquiry for future research. PART I: The Nature and Value of the Sports System and Economy; PART II: Amateur Sports Participation, Supply and Impact; PART III: Professional Team Sports; PART IV: Professional Sports Leagues; PART V: Sports Events and their Impacts; PART VI: Individual Sports; and PART VII: Future Research.

Volunteering in Sports Clubs and its Impacts

Volunteering in Sports Clubs and its Impacts

Volunteering in sports clubs and its impacts
Pamela Wicker


Non-profit sports clubs in many Western countries, including the United Kingdom (UK) (Taylor, Panagouleas, & Nichols, 2012), Australia (Cuskelly & O'Brien, 2013), Canada (Lasby & Sperling, 2007), Germany (Breuer & Feiler, 2015), and Switzerland (Schlesinger, Klenk, & Nagel, 2015), are largely or exclusively run by volunteers. By definition, sports club volunteers are individuals who work out of free will, receive no remuneration or only a reimbursement of expenses or low pay, and work for the benefit of club members (Cnaan, Handy, & Wadsworth, 1996; Orlowski & Wicker, 2015b). Within sports clubs, two types of volunteer can be distinguished (Breuer & Feiler, 2015): core volunteers, who have ...

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