Quotation Herold, David Martin, Breitbarth, Tim, Schulenkorf, Nico, Kummer, Sebastian. 2019. Sport logistics research: reviewing and line marking of a new field. The International Journal of Logistics Management.




Purpose – Although logistics management is a crucial part of local and global sports events, there is noresearch-driven characterization of “sports logistics management”. The purpose of this paper is to conceptualize a framework that allows for a more structured recognition of logistics in sports, in general, and sport event management, in particular. In addition, we conduct a systematic literature review of sports logistics management and locate opportunities for future research both for sports management and logistics management scholars. Design/methodology/approach – Guided by Durach et al.’s (2017) systematic literature review approach,we identify key attributes and characteristics of sports logistics management. These are based on studies featuring at least partial aspects of logistics management in sports and sport events, and that were published between 2000 and mid-2019. Findings – The study reveals that sports logistics management – meaning logistics activities in sports andsport event management – is a heavily under-researched area that provides an abundance of scientific opportunities. Based on the three sport event types of local/regional sport events, major sport events and mega sport events, the authors propose four sports logistics management pillars that are central to the proposed Sport Logistics Framework: venue logistics management, sports equipment logistics management, athletes logistics management, and fan and spectators logistics management. Originality/value – This is the first study that builds on a systematic review of literature specifically focused on the logistics aspect in sports and sport event management. It provides a conceptual framework of sports logistics management and offers an agenda of future research opportunities.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal International Journal of Logistics Management
Citation Index SSCI
WU-Journal-Rating new STRAT-C
Language English
Title Sport logistics research: reviewing and line marking of a new field
Year 2019
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/IJLM-02-2019-0066/full/html
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJLM-02-2019-0066
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Herold, David Martin (Details)
Kummer, Sebastian (Details)
Breitbarth, Tim (Swinburne University, Australia)
Schulenkorf, Nico (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
Institute for Transport and Logistics Management IN (Details)
Institute for Transport and Logistics Management (Details)
Research Institute for Supply Chain Management FI (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1112 Logistics (Details)
5307 Business and management economics (Details)
5332 Transport economics (Details)
5333 Business management (Details)
5337 World trade science (Details)
5354 Business logistics (Details)
5814 Sport sciences (Details)
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