Student researchers and investigative journalists may find the following useful:
They come from the Working Paper Series of Coventry University’s Centre for the International Business of Sport; the full series is freely accessible here.
A further phase of my research is reported as Paper 5 in Insolvency Events among English Football Clubs, International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship 11 (3).
Some of the PowerPoint presentations from papers I have presented at conferences are available:
- Just how broken is football’s financial model? (Supporters Direct conference, 2010)
- How to spot the financial crisis before it breaks (Supporters Direct conference, 2010)
Managing Football, co-edited by Simon Chadwick and Sean Hamil, contains chapters on Finance and Strategy in which I present data and analysis.
The following journal articles relating specifically to football management are available depending on the e-subscription services your university holds. In most cases, clicking below will at least give you free access to the article’s abstract.
- Beech, J.G., Chadwick, S. and Tapp, A. (2000) Emerging trends in the use of the internet – Lessons from the football sector, Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal 3 (1) February pp. 38-46 ISSN: 1352-2752
- Beech, J.G., Chadwick, S. and Tapp, A. (2000) Scoring with the net: The cybermarketing of English football clubs, Electronic Markets: Journal of Electronic Commerce and Business Media 10 3 pp. 176-184 ISSN: 1019-6781.
- Beech, J.G., Chadwick, S. and Tapp, A. (2000) Surfing in the premier league: Key issues for football club marketers using the Internet, Managing Leisure 5 (2) ISSN: 1360-6719.
- Beech, J.G., Chadwick, S. and Tapp, A. (2000) Towards a schema for football clubs: Seeking an effective presence on the Internet, European Journal for Sport Management (Special Issue) pp. 30-50 ISSN: 1029-712X.
- Tapp, A., Beech, J.G. and Chadwick, S. (1999) The culture of collecting: An opportunity for database marketers in the sport sector, The Journal of Database Marketing 6 (3) October ISSN: 1350-2328.
John can be heard in the following podcasts:
- 5 Live Investigates (27 February 2011) podcast here (from 25:00 mins)
- A presentation on ‘Why English football clubs become insolvent despite broadcasting rights‘ (Hamburg; July 2010)
- Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio National’s Background Briefing: What is football for?
- Commentary on Coventry City FC
A number of academic journals cover the football management area, although typically their coverage extends to other areas of sports management and exploring their websites is thus recommended. These include:
- European Sport Management Quarterly
- International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing
- International Journal of Sports Marketing & Sponsorship
- Journal of Sport management (US oriented)
- Managing Leisure
- Sport, Business and Management
Professional and trade journals: