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The Private Sport Sector in Europe

A Cross-National Comparative Perspective

  • Antti Laine
  • Hanna Vehmas

Part of the Sports Economics, Management and Policy book series (SEMP, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Antti Laine, Hanna Vehmas
    Pages 1-16
  3. Nicos Kartakoullis, Theofilos Pouliopoulos, Christina Loizou
    Pages 57-72
  4. Christoph Breuer, Thomas Giel, Kirstin Hallmann
    Pages 141-157
  5. Kostas Alexandris, Panagiota Balaska
    Pages 159-174
  6. Szilvia Perényi, Mihaly Szerovay, Ilona Bodnár
    Pages 175-192
  7. Vilma Čingienė, Kristina Kalašinskaitė
    Pages 231-249
  8. Rui Gomes, Nuno Gustavo, Ricardo Melo, Vera Pedragosa
    Pages 269-285
  9. Ramón Llopis-Goig, Anna Vilanova, Jorge Martín Sánchez
    Pages 309-324
  10. Chris Gratton, Themis Kokolakakis
    Pages 325-342

About this book


This book outlines the private sport sector in different European countries. Sport in the European countries is organized in three distinct sectors. These are the state/public sector, which provides financial and political support for sport infrastructure; the civic/non-profit sector, which provides sport activities and services for citizens, usually in the forms of sport clubs; and the private sector, which is comprised of profit-making private companies and professional teams that produce and sell sport products and services. The private sport sector is becoming ever more important in a global market economy and a financial climate characterized by a public sector in crisis. Taking this into consideration, this book provides a detailed outline of the structure and characteristics of the private sport sector, discusses recent developments in the sector, and compares data across business fields and countries. Containing contributions from sport academics from eighteen countries, this book provides an overall, up-to-date picture of the private sport sector in Europe. Filling a significant gap in sport sociology and economics scholarships, this book will be of use to students and scholars of business and social sciences of sport as well as decision makers and the entrepreneurs.


private sport sector infrastructure sport business sport club public sector civic sector professional

Editors and affiliations

  • Antti Laine
    • 1
  • Hanna Vehmas
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Sport SciencesUniversity of JyväskyläJyväskyläFinland
  2. 2.Dept of Sport SciencesUniversity of Jyväskylä Dept of Sport SciencesJyväskylaFinland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Private Sport Sector in Europe
  • Book Subtitle A Cross-National Comparative Perspective
  • Editors Antti Laine
    Hanna Vehmas
  • Series Title Sports Economics, Management and Policy
  • Series Abbreviated Title Sports Econ.,Mgmt,Policy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-61309-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-87048-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-61310-9
  • Series ISSN 2191-298X
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-2998
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 360
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 43 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sports Economics
    International Economics
    Business and Management, general
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