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The Effects of Coronavirus Pandemic on the Sports Industry: An Update

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submitted on 2024-05-08, 07:59 and posted on 2024-05-08, 09:05 authored by Sara Keshkar, Geoff Dickson, Aila Ahonen, Kamilla Swart, Francesco Addesa, Adam Epstein, Mark Dodds, Eric C. Schwarz, Sharna Spittle, Richard Wright, Matt Seyfried, Hamid Ghasemi, Ian Lawrence, David Murray, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Jyvaskyla, Finland, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar & University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, USA, SUNY Cortland, Cortland, New York, USA, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran, Sports Industry Global Study Hubs, Global Institute of Sport, UK, University of Liverpool and Salford, UK

The sudden rise of the coronavirus in the world had various effects on the sports industry. Nevertheless, sports organizations around the world adopted new and different methods to manage the crisis, which in turn, enriched global knowledge of sports management. Also, some industries changed their products and adapted their structure and performance according to the new situation. The new Experiences gained during the pandemic showed that sports organizations need crisis management programs to deal with crises in the future. So, it’s necessary to manage sports organizations with a different perspective and new plans to encounter future needs and problems. To do this, sports managers must learn from the experiences of the pandemic era and be prepared to predict the world in the future, and better manage their organizations.

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Published in: Annals of Applied Sport Science
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  • English


CMV Verlag

Publication Year

  • 2021

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  • Hamad Bin Khalifa University
  • College of Science and Engineering - HBKU