Sport Management Review Volume 15, Issue 4, November 2012

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1. Editorial BoardPages CO2
2. Thank you to the ReviewersPages 387-388
  Research Article
3. Who is more influenced by customer equity drivers? A moderator analysis in a professional soccer context  Original Research ArticlePages 389-403
Masayuki Yoshida, Brian Gordon
4. An exploration of stakeholder values: In search of common ground within an international sport and development initiative   Original Research ArticlePages 404-415
Eric MacIntosh, Kirsty Spence

Highlights

► Interviews with 39 key stakeholders uncovered 12 values influencing behavior for this sport and development initiative. ► Evidence of congruent and incongruent values emerged which have implications for the management of this initiative. ► Nuance between stakeholders perception of values was also found. ► Instrumental values shaped behavior in regards to the pursuit of desired end-states.

5. Socially constructed environmental issues and sport: A content analysis of Ski Resort Environmental Communications   Original Research ArticlePages 416-433
Sam Spector, Chris Chard, Cheryl Mallen, Craig Hyatt

Highlights

► This manuscript focused on the USA ski industry and examined Ski Resorts Environmental Communications (SRECs) stated on each of 82 resort websites.►The communications were rated for their prominence, breadth and depth based on the environmental categories in the USA Sustainable Slopes Program (SSP) Charter.►The results provide an assessment of the level of environmentally responsible actions by the ski resorts.

6. Core values brand building in sport: Stakeholder attitudes towards intercollegiate athletics and university brand congruency   Original Research ArticlePages 434-447
Michael Hutchinson, Gregg Bennett

Highlights

► Investigation of stakeholder attitudes toward athletic department behavioral congruency with university core values. ► Findings revealed perceived lack of congruency between athletic department behavior and institutional core values. ► Implications include the potential justification for separate academic and athletic brand images. ► Implications further propose an increase in core value advertisement and ownership for brand insulation.

7. An examination of underlying consumer demand and sport pricing using secondary market data  Original Research ArticlePages 448-460
Joris Drayer, Daniel A. Rascher, Chad D. McEvoy

Highlights

► The purpose of the study is to understand demand, consumer surplus, and pricing (in)efficiency. ► Secondary market prices, instead of number of transactions, explain changes in consumer demand. ► Data indicate that NFL teams may be able to sell 20,000 additional seats for each game. ► There is approximately $260,000 in consumer surplus per game that is captured by resellers.

8. An examination of the importance of performances in youth and junior competition as an indicator of later success in tennis   Original Research ArticlePages 461-475
Jessie Brouwers, Veerle De Bosscher, Popi Sotiriadou

Highlights

► The relationship between youth results (U14 and U18) and professional tennis success. ► Good youth performances increase the chance for later success but are not a precondition. ► Competition results at young ages are not a good criteria for talent selection.

9. Examining the linkages between automobile use and carbon impacts of community-based ice hockey  Original Research ArticlePages 476-484
Chris Chard, Cheryl Mallen

Highlights

► We consider the carbon impact of automobile usage for two minor ice hockey teams in Ontario. ► Carbon calculators are used to establish benchmarks for carbon footprints. ► Awareness of carbon footprints can spur pro-environmental behaviours and actions. ► Individuals and sport managers are called to reduce carbon footprints.

10. Repeat participation as a function of program attractiveness, socializing opportunities, loyalty and the sportscape across three sport facility contexts   Original Research ArticlePages 485-499
Brad Hill, B. Christine Green

Highlights

► We examined differences across facilities in terms of program attractiveness, socializing opportunities, loyalty and sportscape factors on repeat participation. ► Differences emerged among factors across facilities and with varied affects on participation frequency. ► Sportscape factors had most impact on participation frequency at health and fitness centers.

11. Organisational perception management in sport: The use of corporate pro-environmental behaviour for desired facility referenda outcomes   Original Research ArticlePages 500-512
Timothy B. Kellison, Michael J. Mondello

Highlights

► Corporate pro-environmental behaviour can enhance a professional sports team’s reputation. ► Organisations seeking public stadium financing can benefit from engaging in perception management. ► Desired Voting Outcomes Framework is proposed to illustrate influence of perception management.

  Research Note
12. The doping self-reporting game: The paradox of a ‘false-telling’ mechanism and its potential research and policy implications   Original Research ArticlePages 513-517
Andrea Petróczi, Kjetil K. Haugen

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Highlights

► Game theory is applicable to self-reporting surveys. ► The best strategy for all agents (athletes) would be lying about doping use. ► Lying on surveys could result in false negative as well as false positive answers. ► These potential distortions should be considered in self-reported doping prevalence.

  Case Study
13. If you build it, will they come?: A case study of digital spaces and brand in the National Basketball AssociationPages 518-537
Michael E. Pfahl, Andrew Kreutzer, Mike Maleski, Jeff Lillibridge, Jeff Ryznar
  Book Reviews
14. Kate Alexander, Anne Stafford, Children and Organised Sport(2011), Dunedin Academic Press, Ltd., Hudson House, Edinburgh, Scotland 83 pp., $26.95 USD, ISBN-10: 1906716242, ISBN-13: 978-1906716240.Pages 538-539
Amy Giddings
15. H. Gammelsæter, B. Senaux, The Organization and Governance of Top Football Across Europe(2011), Routledge, New York, NY, USA, and Abingdon, Oxon, UK 978-0-415-88378-8 301 pp.Pages 540
Rodney L. Caughron
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