Tuesday, October 09, 2007

CFP: "The Marketing of Motorsports"

International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing (IJSMM) Call For Papers

Special Issue on: "The Management and Marketing of Motorsports"
Guest Editors/: Larry DeGaris and Mark Dodds

Despite its multibillion-dollar annual revenues and global popularity, motorsports management and marketing have received comparatively little rigorous analysis. In particular, motorsports has captivated corporate sponsors so that, for example, sponsorship revenues of NASCAR exceed
that of the NFL in the U.S. Yet, published research in the area tends to be sparse and fragmented.

The aim of this special issue is to provide an overview of the global motorsports marketplace. The objective is to focus a small but growing body of literature about motorsports, with the hope of stimulating future research. The goal is to publish a group of articles that will provide management and marketing tools for practitioners. Consequently, the issue seeks submissions, which include both theoretical and applied
research, and both empirical results and non-empirical perspectives. Practitioner perspectives are strongly encouraged.

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Marketing and managing motorsports in an international environment
* Why does motorsports require knowledge and research specific to its own context?
* The growth and development of motorsports sanctioning bodies
* Marketing and managing motorsports sanctioning bodies (e.g.,
Formula 1, NASCAR, IRL, CART, NHRA, Rally, V8 Supercars, etc.)
* The history and development of female auto racing drivers
* Motorsports television audiences and broadcast rights negotiations
* Diversity in motorsports
* Business-to-business marketing in motorsports, including corporate hospitality and client entertainment
* Ticket sales and event management
* Marketing promotions and sponsorship activation
* The occupational subculture of motorsports and driver migration
* Tobacco sponsorship and/or ethical issues in motorsports sponsorship
* Fan and/or sponsor loyalty among motorsports fans
* Brand awareness of motorsports sponsors
* Evaluating motorsports sponsorships
* Motorsports sponsorship sales and servicing

Notes for Intending Authors: Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be
currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting
papers are available at http://www.inderscience.com/mapper.php?id=31. For more information on the call go to: http://www.inderscience.com/browse/callpaper.php?callID=505#top

Deadline for submission: /15 January, 2008. You may send one copy in the form of an MS Word file attached to the following:

Larry DeGaris
Associate Professor of Marketing
School of Business
University of Indianapolis
1400 E. Hanna Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46227
Tel/: 317.634.7640
E-mail/: degarisl@uindy.edu <mailto:degarisl@uindy.edu
ldegaris@sponsorstrategy.com <mailto:ldegaris@sponsorstrategy.com


Mark Dodds
Assistant Professor
Sport Management Department
156-G Studio West
SUNY Cortland
Cortland, NY 13045
Office: (607) 753-4779
E-Mail: doddsm@cortland.edu <mailto:doddsm@cortland.edu>
with a copy to:
IEL Editorial Office
E-mail/: ijsmm@inderscience.com <mailto:ijsmm@inderscience.com>


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