Sports Operation Management: The Whole Nine Yards

David Bamford, Benjamin Dehe, Iain Reid, James Bamford, Marina Papalexi

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This chapter seeks to present the opportunity to engage in applying core operations management techniques within sports. It covers three areas: past history, present situation, and future projections and opportunities. The chapter presents the opportunities across a wider range of disciplines in which several sports are represented with references for the motivated reader to follow up on. It tries to communicate both the prospects for engagement and the genuine excitement that exists within this dynamic sector. Production and Operations Management (POM) has an opportunity, and perhaps a duty to society, to provide the application of our proven and evidence based methodologies for design, planning, control, and improvement in sports operations management. The majority of people all over the world have some interest in sports. They enjoy it as a participant or as a spectator, and sports can be considered as a leisure activity, ceremony, celebration, or a business.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Companion to Production and Operations Management
EditorsMartin K. Starr, Sushil K. Gupta
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781315687803
ISBN (Print) 9781138919594, 9780367873073
Publication statusPublished - 27 Mar 2017


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