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.

The Role of Money and Time Donations in the Supply of Amateur Sport

The Role of Money and Time Donations in the Supply of Amateur Sport

The role of money and time donations in the supply of amateur sport
Kirstin Hallmann Lea Rossi


Both volunteering time and giving money as donations are an important part of the global economy. Both forms of behaviour are forms of altruism, philanthropy or charitable giving (Bekkers & Wiepking, 2011), and while they may be given for the donor's benefit, they nonetheless incur costs and are notably undertaken for the recipient's benefit (West, Griffin, & Gardner, 2007). Money donations are very popular across the world, but there are differences across countries. The most common contexts for donating money are international aid, social welfare and religion (Observatoire ...

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