SER Issue 1:3

Contents for SER Issue 1:3

SER 1.3
Authors: Shannon Kerwin, Brady P. Horn, Rodney Fort, Mar Magnusen, Samuel Todd, Simon Chadwick, and Stephen McKelvey
Abstract: Sport & Entertainment Review, Volume 1, No. 3, October 2015.

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How to Manage Conflict in Sport and Entertainment Organizations, pp. 75-82
Authors: Brady P. Horn and Rodney Fort
Abstract: Referendum voting outcomes have proven informative about economic behavior in many areas of government spending. Primarily, analysis has been in education, health care, and nuclear power, but there is a growing literature in sports and entertainment economics. The economic analysis of voting outcomes has also proven effective in understanding the motivations of voters, sport and entertainment fans and non-fans, and politicians. This is true of what used to be referred to as “stand alone” facilities, and the growing modern approach that includes sport and entertainment facilities as part of much larger real estate or entertainment complex development.

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Referenda, Sports, and Entertainment Management, pp. 83-90
Authors: Brady P. Horn and Rodney Fort
Abstract: Referendum voting outcomes have proven informative about economic behavior in many areas of government spending. Primarily, analysis has been in education, health care, and nuclear power, but there is a growing literature in sports and entertainment economics. The economic analysis of voting outcomes has also proven effective in understanding the motivations of voters, sport and entertainment fans and non-fans, and politicians. This is true of what used to be referred to as “stand alone” facilities, and the growing modern approach that includes sport and entertainment facilities as part of much larger real estate or entertainment complex development.

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Coming Soon to a Sport and Entertainment Organization Near You: Video Realistic Job Previews as a Way to Increase the Quality of Applicant Pools, pp. 91-97
Authors: Mar Magnusen and Samuel Todd
Abstract: Sport and entertainment organizations follow themes and best practices just like firms in other industries. Of late, the word “experience” is one of those themes. Just as “Starbucks goes out of its way to provide a unique experience before the customer even walks into one of its stores, sport organizations seek to do the same for their fans” (Turnali, 2013, para. 4). Ticket sales personnel are often taught to sell the experience of the event, concentrating on the elements that consumers may enjoy most about attending. Some clubs even go so far as to have an “Experience Center,” as the luxury suites are called in the Sacramento Kings’ downtown arena (Van der Meer, 2015). Executives for the Orlando Magic (a National Basketball Association team) also have placed a high value on creating “an entertainment destination” replete with high definition content, state-of-the-art video and audio, and digital signage (which replaced static content) all over the arena (Kurth, 2011).

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Resource Wealth, Country Strategy, Soft Power, and Sport: Insights into Qatar for Businesses, pp. 98-105
Authors: Simon Chadwick
Abstract: In little more than 50 years, the Middle Eastern state of Qatar has become the richest per capita income country in the world. Qatar’s wealth is principally derived from its mineral reserves, most notably gas and oil. While the country has prospered from gas and oil revenues, it has created a dependency that exposes Qatar to, for example, price fluctuations in commodities markets. In this context, the country has formulated an industrial vision for the country that addresses the need both to broaden its industrial base and to utilize its oil and gas revenues in an efficient and sustainable way.

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Innovative Sustainability Initiatives in Sport and Entertainment Facility Management: An Interview with Geoff Moore, pp. 106-108
Authors: Stephen McKelvey
Abstract: Geoff Moore is the chief revenue officer of the Circuit of the Americas (COTA), which is an innovative sport and entertainment facility in Austin, Texas. In this interview he spoke extensively of the award-winning sustainability initiatives by the Circuit of the Americas, which can serve as a model for other sport and entertainment facility managers and executives.

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