Tracing the State of Sport Management Research: A Bibliometric Analysis

J. Hammerschmidt, F. Calabuig, Sascha Kraus, Sebastian Uhrich

Publikation: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftZeitschriftenaufsätzeForschungBegutachtung


This article presents a state-of-the-art overview of the sport management research discipline through a bibliometric analysis of publication data from the top five sport management journals in the decade 2011–2020. The analysis includes citation and productivity analysis of journals, institutions, countries, and articles, author citation and output analysis, and title and abstract (co-)word analysis. The data identifies the Sport Management Review as the most prolific journal of the last decade. Institutions and authors from the US are dominating the sport management research, which has increased its attractiveness in other disciplines. Co-word analysis shows recent and frequently discussed topics related to management of sport organizations and events, team and game, sport marketing and sponsorship, and behaviour and identification of the spectator. The article serves the ongoing debate on sport management as an academic field with deep insights into the publication structure and thematic dynamics of the last decade.
ZeitschriftManagement Review Quarterly
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 24.02.2023


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