Does Club Size Matter: An Examination of Economies of Scale, Economies of Scope, and Organizational Problems

Wicker P, Breuer C, Lamprecht M, Fischer A (2014)
Journal of Sport Management 28(3): 266-280.

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Wicker, PamelaUniBi; Breuer, Christoph; Lamprecht, Markus; Fischer, Adrian
Abstract / Bemerkung
Size is a central characteristic of organizations. While previous studies point to size differences among nonprofit sport clubs, size effects have not yet been investigated systematically. The concepts of economies of scale and economies of scope are used to explain size advantages. Yet, club theory stresses that benefits from sharing production costs only exist until some point and decrease afterward. The purpose of this study is to examine size effects in sport clubs using data from two nationwide online surveys in Germany (n = 19,345) and Switzerland (n = 6,098). The results support the existence of economies of scope, since costs decrease with increasing number of different sports (not codes) offered in the same club. Yet, clubs only benefit from reduced costs until some point supporting club theory. Organizational size has a significant effect on various organizational problems. The findings have implications for the management of sport clubs and for policy makers.
Stichworte
economies of scale; economies of scope; organizational size; nonprofit organization; sport club
Erscheinungsjahr
2014
Zeitschriftentitel
Journal of Sport Management
Band
28
Ausgabe
3
Seite(n)
266-280
ISSN
0888-4773
eISSN
1543-270X
Page URI
https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/record/2942574

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Wicker P, Breuer C, Lamprecht M, Fischer A. Does Club Size Matter: An Examination of Economies of Scale, Economies of Scope, and Organizational Problems. Journal of Sport Management. 2014;28(3):266-280.
Wicker, P., Breuer, C., Lamprecht, M., & Fischer, A. (2014). Does Club Size Matter: An Examination of Economies of Scale, Economies of Scope, and Organizational Problems. Journal of Sport Management, 28(3), 266-280. doi:10.1123/jsm.2013-0051
Wicker, P., Breuer, C., Lamprecht, M., and Fischer, A. (2014). Does Club Size Matter: An Examination of Economies of Scale, Economies of Scope, and Organizational Problems. Journal of Sport Management 28, 266-280.
Wicker, P., et al., 2014. Does Club Size Matter: An Examination of Economies of Scale, Economies of Scope, and Organizational Problems. Journal of Sport Management, 28(3), p 266-280.
P. Wicker, et al., “Does Club Size Matter: An Examination of Economies of Scale, Economies of Scope, and Organizational Problems”, Journal of Sport Management, vol. 28, 2014, pp. 266-280.
Wicker, P., Breuer, C., Lamprecht, M., Fischer, A.: Does Club Size Matter: An Examination of Economies of Scale, Economies of Scope, and Organizational Problems. Journal of Sport Management. 28, 266-280 (2014).
Wicker, Pamela, Breuer, Christoph, Lamprecht, Markus, and Fischer, Adrian. “Does Club Size Matter: An Examination of Economies of Scale, Economies of Scope, and Organizational Problems”. Journal of Sport Management 28.3 (2014): 266-280.

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