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Sport Management Research Group (SpM)

The Sport Management research group (SpM) consist of researchers with an interest in management related issues within the sport context. 

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Research group leader

Solveig Straume picture Solveig Straume E-mail: Phone: +4771195773

Sport Management (SpM) is a research group within the Faculty of Business Administration and Social Sciences aiming to develop and publish knowledge relevant to sport organizations and the sports industry. 

The group members represent a broad scope of research methods and interest.   

Our research areas:

  • Organizations and society
  • Structures, institutions, policies and politics
  • Human resource management
  • Leader succession and effectiveness
  • Organizational behavior and strategic management
  • Sport for development and peace
  • Sport and inclusion
  • Event organization
  • Volunteering in sports organizations
  • Sports as a business
  • Economics, game theory and finance
  • Marketing and sponsorship
  • Gender issues in sport

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Cooperating partners:

Research funding

The research is funded by Molde University College, various contract research and Erasmus +.


Published Sep. 25, 2018 1:42 PM - Last modified Nov. 25, 2020 2:19 PM