The first century and beyond: A content analysis of Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal

Richard Oddy, Tom Bason

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Abstract

Purpose
In 2016, Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal (SBM) published its 100th article. While a number of other journals have been analysed as to their content, no such study has yet been applied to SBM. The purpose of this paper is to produce a content analysis examining the first century of SBM articles in order to map out what this outlet has published, and to what extent the journal has achieved the objectives set out in the first issue.

Design/methodology/approach
This paper employs a content analysis approach, with each of the first 100 research papers being analysed and coded by the two authors.

Findings
This study has found that there has been a general focus on sport marketing throughout the first 100 papers, while football is the dominant sport that has been studied. Over the course of the 100 papers, the majority of articles employed quantitative methods, with surveys being the most used method of collecting data. The authors were initially principally based in Europe and North America; however, the geographical location has widened over the period in question.

Originality/value
While there have been a number of other journals which have had a content analysis, this is the first such study into SBM.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)444-458
Number of pages15
JournalSport, Business and Management: An International Journal
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Management
  • Content analysis
  • Sport
  • Musiness
  • Methods
  • Sport management research

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