Quotation Herold, David Martin, Breitbarth, Tim, Schulenkorf, Nico, Kummer, Sebastian. 2019. Behind the scenes of sport events: conceptualizing the Sport Logistics Framework (SLF) and introducing an emerging research agenda. 14th European Research Seminar (ERS) on Logistics and SCM, Warsaw, Polen, 16.5.-17.5.


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Purpose: Although logistics management is a crucial part of local and global sports events, there is still no widely accepted definitional framework for the term ‘sports logistics management’. In this article, we aim to close this gap by establishing the key pillars that form a new definitional framework for logistics in sports and sport event management and provide opportunities for future research. Design/methodology/approach: Based on a systematic literature review of studies featuring logistics management in sports and sport events between 2000 and 2018, we identify key attributes and characteristics of sports logistics management. Findings: In this study, we reveal that sports logistics management, i.e. logistics activities in sports and sport event management, is a heavily under-researched area that provides a wealth of development opportunities. Based on the three sport event types of local/regional sport events, major sport events and mega sport events, we propose four sports logistics management pillars that are central to the newly designed Sport Logistics Framework (SLF): venue logistics management, sports equipment logistics management, athletes logistics management, and fan and spectator logistics management. Practical implications: By providing a definitional framework for sports logistics, we set the stage for practical research that can inform sport logistics planning and management. Originality/value: This is the first research study that features a systematic review of literature specifically focused on the logistics aspect in sports and sport event management, and provides a definitional framework of sports logistics management.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title Behind the scenes of sport events: conceptualizing the Sport Logistics Framework (SLF) and introducing an emerging research agenda
Event 14th European Research Seminar (ERS) on Logistics and SCM
Year 2019
Date 16.5.-17.5.
Country Poland
Location Warsaw
URL https://cscmpeurope.org/ers-2019/

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Herold, David Martin (Details)
Kummer, Sebastian (Details)
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Breitbarth, Tim (Swinburne University Melbourne, Australia)
Schulenkorf, Nico (University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia)
Organization
Institute for Transport and Logistics Management (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5332 Transport economics (Details)
5333 Business management (Details)
5354 Business logistics (Details)
5368 Sustainable development, sustainable economics (Details)
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