Sunday, 22 April 2018
Home arrow Tourism Conferences arrow CHALLENGES FACING FOOTBALL IN THE 21 CENTURY', Bern, CH, 15.-17.05.2008

Fare Buzz Vacation Rentals


Travel Deals to top Destinations. Get yours now

Hotels Combined price comparison engine




Partner in der Touristik Lounge

Travel Deals to top Destinations. Get yours now

CHALLENGES FACING FOOTBALL IN THE 21 CENTURY', Bern, CH, 15.-17.05.2008 PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 5
Written by Joachim Willms [Managing Director]   



Venue: 15th – 17th May 2008, University of Bern, Switzerland.

Key dates                   

Date by which authors should submit abstracts: 31st January 2008

Date by which abstracts will be accepted/rejected: 31st March 2008

Date conference will be held: 15-17th May 2008

Conference overview

Between 7th and 29th June 2008, the 14th UEFA European Championships will be co-hosted by Austria and Switzerland. To mark the tournament, the University of Berne in Switzerland will be staging a major conference at which the challenges facing football in the 21st Century will be discussed. The scope of the conference is intended to include fans, players, teams, clubs, leagues, competitions, tournaments, commercial partners, broadcasters and any other relevant organisations. Presenters are expected to include academics, researchers and those working in football.

You are therefore invited to submit abstracts that address issues pertaining to football in the 21st Century. Submissions falling within one or more of the following themes will be especially welcomed:

  • Fans and fan behaviour
  • Commercial development of football and football-related properties
  • Strategic, tactical and change management in football
  • Football marketing, sponsorship and naming rights
  • Broadcasting, media and technology in football
  • Managing football venues, events and competitions
  • Operations, risk and security management in football
  • Human resource management in football
  • Finance and accounting in football
  • Globalisation and international management in football
  • Ethics, corporate social responsibility and governance in football
  • Football and tourism
  • Economic, social and cultural impact of football
  • Football and the environment


Abstract submissions from people working in other disciplines will also be considered. This may include work undertaken by sociologists, historians, psychologists, et al.

Abstract submission

Abstracts can be based on research projects, case studies or thought-leadership pieces. An abstract should be no less than 300 words and no more than 500 words. It should indicate the rationale for the study, methods used, key findings, conclusions and highlight where the author(s) think the study adds value to our understanding of 21st Century football. Footnotes and endnotes may be used but only where appropriate and as sparingly as possible.

The Harvard system of referencing should be used, further details of which can be found at: The accuracy of references used is the responsibility of the author(s).

All submissions should adopt the following format:

Page 1 -title of the abstract; author(s) name(s), affiliation, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number; up to six keywords.

Page 2 - title of the abstract;

NB Author(s) name(s), affiliation, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number or fax number must not appear on this page.

Page 3 - title of the abstract and beginning of main text

Abstracts should be sent by e-mail to Simon Chadwick (details of whom are given below) as Word documents (ideally version 2000 or later). For administrative purposes, authors should submit their abstract together with a short covering letter. Receipt of abstracts is no guarantee of acceptance.

Conference chairs

Professor Simon Chadwick, University of Coventry and University of London, UK

Professor Frank Go, Erasmus University, Netherlands

Professor Hansruedi Müller, University of Berne, Switzerland


Scientific committee

Professor Michael Bar-Eli, Ben Gurion University, Israel

Dr Carlos Barros, Portugal

Professor Achim Conzelmann, University of Berne, Switzerland

Professor Michel Desbordes, France

Professor Harold Dolles, Heilbronn Business School, Germany        

Sean Hamil, University of London, UK

Professor Robert Kasper, KREMS, Austria

Dr Carlos Marti, IESE, Spain

Dr. Heinz Ruetter, Ruetter+Partners, Switzerland

Dr Andrea Santini, University of Rome, Italy

Professor Sten Soderman, University of Stockholm, Sweden

Professor Juerg Stettler, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland



Further information about accommodation will be available in due course. The conference organisers have been able to negotiate special rates at a range of hotels in Bern for the duration of the conference.


Key contacts

General enquiries about the conference should be directed to Professor Go: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Enquiries about the conference venue, location, travel etc. should be directed to Professor Müller: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Abstract submissions should be sent to Professor Chadwick: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Further information

Conference papers that fall within the scope of the International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship will be considered for publication in this journal. For further information, please contact Professor Simon Chadwick.

< Prev   Next >
at LinkedIN

Tag Clouds

abstract abstracts academic acceptance accepted access across activities address africa african agricultural agriculture already although america american among analysis animals approach april arctic argues around article associated author authors available become before below benefits better business canada capacity carbon center centre challenges change changes changing china chinese cities clear climate committee communities community companies conditions conference congress conservation considered consumption contact contributions copenhagen costs countries cover critical crops cultural culture current deadline decades december demand department destination destinations details develop developed developing development different director discussion display document domestic double during early earth economic economy education effects efforts email emerging emissions energy english environment environmental europe european event events every examines expected experience experiences farmers featured february field final finance financial focus following foreign forest forests format found further future global globalisation government governments green greenhouse groups growing growth guidelines health heritage higher homepage hospitality hotel human image impact impacts include includes increase increased increasing india indigenous industry information innovation institute interest investment invited issue issues january japan journal knowledge large largest latest least leisure level levels limited local major making management march marine market marketing markets mdash media medical meeting members might migration million nations natural nature north observation october offers often online operations opportunities opportunity order organic organization organizations pacific papers particularly people place planet planning please policies policy political population potential poverty power practices present presentation presentations presented private proceedings process production products professor program programme project projects proposals protection provide provides public publication published quality range recent reduce reduction references region regional regions registration related renewable required research researchers resource resources responsible results review right rights rising rural school science scientific scientists search sector security service services session sessions several share significant signs since small social society source sources south special species specific state states strategies strategy students studies submission submissions submit submitted support sustainability sustainable symposium system systems technologies technology theme themes think three through times title today together topics total tourism tourist tourists trade travel trend trends under union university urban using various visit visitors vital warming water website welcome where whether wildlife within without women words working world worldwatch worldwide young

Tag Cloud, Joomla Modul

Hotelclub Membership 125x125

HotelsCombined - Search and Compare Hotel Prices for any city - Search and Compare Hotel Prices for any city
City From
New York
 US$24 - Search and Compare Hotel Prices for any city - Search and Compare Hotel Prices for any city
Vegas Tickets