Call for Papers | “Corporate governance, the sports industry and intellectual capital” | Thematic collection for Palgrave Communications

Palgrave Communications is an open access online-only journal that publishes peer-reviewed original research across all areas of the humanities and the social sciences.

Special Collection Guest Editors:

  • Rosa Lombardi (Link Campus University, Rome, Italy),
  • Raffaele Trequattrini (University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy)


This thematic collection aims to contribute to the ongoing debate concerning international corporate governance of the sports industry. Contributions should explore current thinking on the governance of both institutional organizations and clubs. Explorations of related themes will also be welcomed, including: the identification, management and assessment of intangible assets such as players and brands; sport leadership; financial performance; co-opetition models.

We welcome both theoretical work and empirical research using quantitative or qualitative methods. All submissions should demonstrate a clear and significant relevance to the understanding of governance in the sports industry.

Please contact the Managing Editor for submission queries.

Latest deadline for article proposals: December 2016

Final deadline for full submissions: April 2017

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