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Nefertiti A. Walker, Kwame J.A. Agyemang, Marvin Washington, Lauren C. Hindman, and Jeffrey MacCharles

legality of this work arrangement) as a part of the larger conversation on how to get a job (e.g.,  Fredericksen, 2013 ; Frenette, 2013 ; Greenhouse, 2010 ; Mazurak, 2013 ). This approach to finding a job (i.e., unpaid internships) has been long established in the sport industry. In sport, the notion of

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Michael L. Naraine

the underlying technology. Specifically, conceptualizing blockchain technology and understanding its impact on the sport industry has not yet occurred. This omission can also be explained on two fronts. First, sport organizations tend to maintain an inert state and often resist technological changes

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Ricardo Cayolla

The sport industry is a major player in today’s business world, and its estimated worth is in the hundreds of billions of dollars. Fans’ importance and significance in modern society are considerable, and their activities have much more visibility and reach than efforts taken by ordinary consumers

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Changwook Kim, Jinwon Kim, and Seongsoo Jang

sport industries and community resilience. Developing an empirical assessment of the associations between multiple sport industries and community resilience is important because the positive assets of sport industries may intertwine with and contribute to building community resilience. Because

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Cole G. Armstrong, Theodore M. Butryn, Vernon L. Andrews, and Matthew A. Masucci

causes should be left to the athletes own volition, and which causes should not be supported. The proceedings involved the scholars moderating four separate concurrent breakout group sessions involving a total of 45 sport industry professionals. The professionals represented each of the big four

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Erianne A. Weight, Elizabeth Taylor, Matt R. Huml, and Marlene A. Dixon

Thousands of young professionals are drawn to the allure of the sport industry as an avenue to pursue a career aligning with their fan interests and within a field known through media portrayals of celebrity, action, and excitement. Indeed, the sport industry has steadily grown over the last 50

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Ted Hayduk III and Matt Walker

, & Trail, 2007 ; Kim, Trail, Lim, & Kim, 2009 ; Sakires, Doherty, & Misener, 2009 ) and comparing different categories of sport employees ( Chang & Chelladurai, 2003 ). Far less is known about full-time professionals in sport. This gap is glaring considering the unique nature of the sport industry and

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Jun Oga

The purpose of this study was to assess the extent to which the Japanese sport industry was affected by business fluctuations in the domestic economy during the 1986-1993 business cycle. In addition, the relations between changes in the general economy (gross domestic product, combined sector in the economic activities, family income, living expenditures, and working hours) and the value of the sport industry were investigated. The annual figures for these variables were derived from several government and nongovernment publications, and the percentage changes in these variables were used in multiple regression analysis. Analysis indicated that the trend in value of the sport industry was affected by the fluctuations and demonstrated positive correlation with the changes in the combined sector in the general economy. However, the trend in value of the sport industry was not correlated with trends in family income or living expenditures during the period under observation. Subsequent analysis of the sportswear sector in the sport industry demonstrated negative correlation with working hours.

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Michael Milano and Packianathan Chelladurai

With a view of verifying the optimistic forecasts of the growth of the sport industry, the paper presents an estimate of the size of the sport industry in 2005 and compares it to a 1995 estimate provided by Meek (1997). Following the methodology of Meek and the guidelines put forth by the United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis (2007), we present three estimates for the size of the Gross Domestic Sport Product (GDSP) of the United States of America in 2005—conservative estimate of $168.469 billion, moderate estimate of $189.338 billion, and the liberal estimate of $207.503 billion. A comparison of the moderate estimate with Meek’s 1995 estimate shows that the size of sport industry, in relative terms, actually declined. The sources of the data, rationale for three different estimates, and the values for the components of the GDSP are described and explained.

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Noni Zaharia and Anastasios Kaburakis

Collaboration between industry and academia is a subject of great interest to sport management academics and sport industry leaders in the United States. However, there is a lack of research regarding barriers to sport industry–academia collaborations and bridging the gap between sport management research and practitioners. The aim of the study was to explore trends in collaboration barriers among various research involvement levels of U.S. sport firms with sport management academia. Data were gathered from 303 sport managers working for U.S. sport companies. Results indicated several barriers for research collaborations between the U.S. sport industry and academia. Such barriers include transactional barriers, sport industry subsectors, sport organizations’ location, and age and education level of respondents.