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On Club Members’ Voting Behaviour in Professional Football

5.7.2021 – Dennis Coates (University of Maryland Baltimore County), Marcel Fahrner, and Tim…

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Doping, Trust in Fairness and the Demand for Sports

2.7.2021 – A new study by Felix Otto, Tim Pawlowski (both Institute of Sports Science), and Sonja…

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Tübingen Lectures in Sport Economics

3.6.2021 – Online summer lectures by three renowned Sport Economists on current issues in sports…

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Labor market effects of sports related public expenditures

27.5.2021 – A study jointly funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Swiss National…

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US Country Report published by the Federal Agency for Civic Education

26.5.2021 - Marcel Fahrner and Tim Pawlowski discuss the organization and relevance of sports in the…

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International Sport Management Game “Great North Run 2021”

26.4.2021 - The management game was organized by international partners and took place between 19th…

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Sport Management Master worldwide in Top 20 list

The Sport Management master programme at the University of Tübingen is again included in the…

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International media features study on professional ski jumping

11.03.2021 – Judges in ski jumping assign significantly higher scores to their compatriots. This…

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Master Students ranked 1st in Sport Management Case Study Competition

22.12.2020 - At the beginning of December 2020, the final round of the sport management case study…

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New Findings on the Effects of Organisational Change in Sports

21.12.2020 – Marcel Fahrner and Lara Lesch publish new findings on the effects of organisational…

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The Premier League and its 'Big Six'

Tim Pawlowski recently commented in the British newspaper The Telegraph on the relevance of title…

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Given the choice: on-site or on-screen spectator sports?

25.9.20: A new research project explores whether live broadcasts were considered as a substitute for…

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Alumni reaches Champions League Final

9.9.20: From Tübingen to the final of the UEFA Women's Champions League in San Sebastián (Spain) –…

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COVID-19 and the sports industry

8.7.2020 – Yesterday evening, Tim Pawlowski (Professor of Sport Economics at the University of…

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COVID-19, sports and labour markets

24.6.2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has far-reaching consequences for societies and economies…

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New Insights on Trust within Sport NGB Boards

Marcel Fahrner and Spencer Harris (University of Colorado) publish results of a study examining the…

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VDS young talent award for Markus Sutera

The Institute of Sports Science congratulates Markus Sutera (Alumni of the B.A. program in Sport…

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German magazine features new study on professional ski jumping

Judges in ski jumping assign significantly higher scores to their compatriots. This nationalistic…

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New insights on crisis communication in sports

In an interdisciplinary research project, Sonja Utz, Felix Otto, and Tim Pawlowski make use of the…

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SWR Sport – Economic and Social Aspects of Sports

Marcel Fahrner and Ansgar Thiel in discussion with SWR sport journalist Michael Bollenbacher about…

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Managing sport communication in the age of digital media

Verena Burk and Marcel Fahrner recently published a chapter in the handbook “Managing Sport Across…

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Implementation of a Data Science and Sports Lab

A Data Science and Sports Lab has been established at the University of Tübingen. Several…

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PhD position in Sport Economics

PhD position at the Institute of Sports Science at the University of Tübingen

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New Edition of the Handbook “Sports Science”

The handbook "Sports Science", edited by Verena Burk and Marcel Fahrner, will be published on 17…

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The Institute congratulates Alina Böhm for becoming German Champion

Alina Böhm, student in the B.A. Sports Science study program (specialization in Sport Media and…

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PhD position in sports economics

PhD position funded by the Cluster of Excellence ‘Machine Learning – New Perspectives for Science’.

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Cluster of Excellence Innovation Fund

Research grant for a joint project by Tim Pawlowski and Augustin Kelava.

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New insights on dual careers in sport

Verena Burk investigates together with international colleagues the dual career phenomenon in…

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Live stream production by students for the Tigers Tübingen

Since the beginning of the 2019/2020 season, students of the Sports Science Bachelor program with…

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Guest talk by Prof. Dr. Dennis Coates

On Tuesday, 7 January 2020, Dennis Coates gave a lecture on "The Wisdom of Crowds and Transfer…

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2nd Place in Sport Management Case Study Competition

On 9 December 2019, the final round of the sport management case study competition took place at the…

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Sports Federations: live broadcast of panel discussion

On 19 November 2019, representatives from various fields, such as sports, politics, media and…

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Guest talk by Prof. Dr. Juan D. Moreno-Ternero

On Tuesday, 12 November 2019, Juan D. Moreno-Ternero spoke on the topic "Sharing the revenues from…

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On-site visit: arena management in Stuttgart

International students visited multifunctional sports arenas in Stuttgart

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Tübingen/Tokyo: M.Sc. Sport Management

After having successfully completed their studies abroad at the Graduate School of Business (Rikkyo…

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The SAGE Handbook of Sports Economics

Tim Pawlowski is co-editor of the newly released SAGE Handbook of Sports Economics.

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Sport Management Master worldwide in Top 20 list

The Sport Management Master program at the University of Tübingen received for the first time four…

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Event Management in the Mercedes-Benz Arena

Guest talk by Torsten Reissig at the Institute of Sports Science.

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Spiegel journalist Jörg Schmitt visited IfS

On 25th of June, Jörg Schmitt, investigative coordinator at the news magazine Der Spiegel, visited…

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An economic view on women’s football

By increasing the media presence and developing appropriate marketing campaigns, there is certainly…

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Sport Management Game in Groningen

Supervised by Dr. Ute Schüttoff 20 Bachelor students of the study programs in Sports Science…

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New insights on context-specific competencies in sport management

Competencies are a central part of modern business in almost every industry and organisation and,…

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Context-specific competencies in sport management

11.04.2019 – Competencies are a central part of modern business in almost every industry. [...] more

Football fans in Europe and the US have similar preferences

19.12.2018 – It is frequently assumed that sports competitions must be balanced to maximize the fans’ interest (and consequently demand). [...] more

Quantifying volunteering and health effects in sports

21.09.2018 – Professor Tim Pawlowski presented on behalf of the Presidential Team of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union [...] more

PhD Award 2018 for Dr. Georgios Nalbantis

21.07.2018 – The University of Tübingen awarded to Dr. Georgios Nalbantis on behalf of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences the PhD Award 2018 in [...] more

Ticketing for major events: Using science to increase sales

13.06.2018 – One day before the FIFA World Cup kick-off in Russia, Enno Eller – Alumni of the Sport Management Master Program in Tuebingen and Junior Direct [...] more

Sport mega events: live broadcast of panel discussion

05.06.2018 – On 5 June 2018, representatives from various fields, such as sports, politics, media and science met at the historic „E-Werk“ for the 6th edition of the [...] more

Beyond Top 5 leagues: On the relevance of competitive balance

01.06.2018 - On 1 June Dr. Georgios Nalbantis was invited by IMH Cyprus and the Cyprus Football Association to give a speech about the relevance of competitive balance for [...] more

The digital sports business

27.4.2018 – On 27 April Professor Tim Pawlowski presented during a Startup Bootcamp (MMI SportsTech) – organized by TechQuartier and the German football club [...] more

Sport Management Game with 25 students from Tübingen

23.04.2018 – For several years now, students from all over Europe come together in Groningen to participate in the international Sport Management Game and apply [...] more

Tübingen/Tokyo: International Sports Management Certificate

10.4.2018 – After having successfully completed their studies abroad at the Graduate School of Business (Rikkyo University) in Tokyo, Michaela Hirschle and Max Hommel were [...] more

Substitution effects in lower division football attendance

22.02.2018 – Historically, most of the top division games in European football were scheduled either Saturdays or Sundays, leaving the rest of the week exclusively for lower division [...] more

Multi-level policy implementation in sport federations

15.02.2018 – Governing bodies of sports such as national sport federations rely on the collaboration of their members. Since, however, regional entities and local sports [...] more

Animation intensity of sponsorship signage

31.01.2018 – A growing number of major sporting events makes use of LED perimeter boards to present the event sponsors to the audience in front of the screens. This technology [...] more

Values in high performance sports – Quo vadis?

15.11.2017 – Breaking news about scandals in high performance sports related to doping, corruption and hyper commercialization dominate the media in recent months [...] more

Sports communication in the digital age

8.11.2017 – On 8th of November, a top-class discussion panel met during the 5th edition of the “ARD Forum Sport” in the facilities of the German broadcaster HR [...] more

Visiting the multifunctional arenas in Stuttgart

6.11.2017 – On 6th of November, students from the Bachelor Program Sports Management could have a look behind the scenes of the main sports arenas and stadiums in Stuttgart [...] more

Spiegel editor Lukas Eberle visits Tübingen

23.10.2017 – On Monday, 23 October 2017, Lukas Eberle, former student und current Spiegel editor, visited the Institute of Sports Science. The reason for his visit in Tübingen [...] more

Two PhDs in Sports Economics awarded

12.09.2017 – In July and September, two PhD students successfully completed their PhD projects in sports economics. On July 14th, Ute Schüttoff defended her thesis [...] more

Research findings discussed in Planet Football Report

13.07.2017 – One of the essential questions facing sports organisations today is how to grow in an increasingly competitive and globalised market place while, at the same time [...] more

Master belongs to the Top 20 programs in sport management

26.05.2017 – The Master in Sports Science with profile Sport Management at the University of Tübingen could continuously improve its position during recent years in the global [...] more

International guest lectures by leading sports economists

19.05.2017 – With the beginning of the summer term two distinguished sports economists from the USA and Switzerland presented their research in Tuebingen. On Wednesday [...] more

Behavioural economics of competitive balance

10.04.17 – Despite the prominence and relevance of the uncertainty of outcome hypothesis (UOH) for professional sports in general and league management in particular [...] more

The demand for licensed merchandise in sports

07.04.2017 – Nowadays licensed sports products not only help strengthening the (emotional) ties between professional sport teams and fans, but also generate significant [...] more

Seasonal variation in sports participation

05.04.2017 – The World Health Organization (WHO) established guidelines for physical activity to generate positive health effects. Core elements in this regard [...] more

New Study: US Demand for International Football Telecasts

17.01.2017 – Since the nomination of the United States as hosts of the 1994 FIFA World Cup, the country’s attachment to football (soccer), and the US football market [...] more

Sports participation and social capital formation

01.12.2016 – National and international policies claim, that various beneficial effect are associated with sports participation, including the formation of social capital. In contrast to this [...] more

Values – Students in discussion with elite sport actors

02.11.2016 – In times of major challenges and crises around the globe, it is often argued that society should remember and rely on its values. Such statements give some impetus [...] more

ARD Forum Sport – Integration in and through sports

26.10.2016 – On 12th October, a top-class discussion panel met during the 4th edition of the “ARD Forum Sport” in the facilities of the German broadcaster BR. After [...] more

Social Media Communication – Project with Bundesliga Club

20.09.2016 – A research based consultancy project was recently completed by the Department for Sport Economics, Sport Management and Media Research on behalf of the [...] more

Can sport help to meet the Millennium Development Goals?

22.08.2016 – Policy makers have traditionally embraced the role of sport in providing health and social benefits for both, adults and children – becoming manifest for instance in the [...] more

Tübingen / Tokyo – International Sports Management Certificate

02.08.2016 – A new cooperation between the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences in Tübingen and the Graduate School of Business at the Rikkyo University offers the opportunity [...] more

Social Media Communication in Sports

25.07.2016 – On July 8, 2016 the second Social Media and Sports Day took place at the Institute of Sports Science in Tübingen. Overall, 19 speakers from [...] more

Handbook on Sport Economics

05.07.2016 – The increasing economic significance of sports as well as the numerous peculiarities with regard to the management of both, professional and grassroots sports, formed the [...] more

Interviews in FAZ, Focus Online and Deutschlandfunk

10.06.2016 – During the recent months, several interviews on various issues related to current research topics were given by department team members in different outlets, such as [...] more

Sport Economists from eight countries visit Tübingen

25.05.2016 – Organized by the Institute of Sports Science, overall four international events were held in Tübingen within three days. Between 13th and 14th of May 2016, the [...] more

DFG and SNF Grants for Project in Sport Economics

18.11.2015 – Researchers of the Universities of Tuebingen (Tim Pawlowski) and St. Gallen (Michael Lechner) successfully applied for a grant provided by the German Research Foundation [...] more

3rd ARD Forum Sport – Financing High Performance Sport

12.10.2015 – Last Wednesday various experts discussed the future of financing High Performance Sport in Germany during the 3rd “ARD Forum Sport” in Hamburg. After welcome speeches [...] more

"Same, same – but different!" – PR media use in sports

01.10.2015 – Nowadays, organizations around the globe have numerous avenues to share information with their target groups and communicate directly without any intermediaries such as [...] more

Media Relations in the Bundesliga – Interview on WDR Radio

18.08.2015 – Before the Bundesliga season’s opening the radio station WDR 3 has reported about media activities in professional football. In the interview [...] more

Challenges in Sport Management – Interviews on SWR Radio

22.06.2015 – The German radio station SWR reported recently about current challenges and problems in the context of sport management. On 13th June they focused on [...] more

Willingness-to-Pay for suspense in sports

16.06.2015 – The economics literature related to the uncertainty of outcome hypothesis reopens the discussion of whether the fans’ perceptions of competitive balance [...] more

9th edition of Sports Magazine SportSirene available

15.06.2015 – Besides performance or success, control and power are also closely related to and connected with sports in general. The 9th edition of the magazine SportSirene takes [...] more

Social Media and Sports Day

05.06.2015 – Last Friday, students successfully organized the Social Media and Sports Day at the Institute of Sports Science in Tuebingen. The conference was characterized by [...] more

International guest lectures

12.05.2015 – After the guest talks provided by Professor Samantha Thomas (University of Wollongong, Australia) and Dr. Paul Downward (Loughborough University, GB) two further [...] more

Olympic Games 2024: Case Study Competition launched

29.04.2015 – An International Case Study Competition on Strategic Sport Management (seminar organization in Tuebingen: Professor Tim Pawlowski) started this semester in [...] more

Championship (un)certainty and stadium attendance

23.03.2015 – Despite the first home defeat of the season, Bayern Munich is still dominating the German Bundesliga. Accordingly, there is an ongoing debate about [...] more

DLV Convention "Athletics – area of experiences for live"

16.03.2015 – On March 14th, Dr. Marcel Fahrner was invited by the German Athletics Association (DLV), to contribute to the DLV Convention „Athletics – area of experiences for live“. [...] more

FIFA Research Grant for Project in Sport Economics

21.01.2015 – Georgios Nalbantis and Tim Pawlowski successfully applied for a research grant provided by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) [...] more

Social Media and Sport – Study program on German TV

14.01.2015 – The German TV station WDR has reported about the Bachelor study program Sport Media Research in "sport inside" [...] more

Visit by Leading Researchers at IfS in January

14.01.2015 – With the beginning of the new year, two of the most renowned Sports Economists have visited the Institute of Sports Science for [...] more

Panel discussion at UNICEF Conference in Rio

08.12.2014 – Last Tuesday (02.12.14) Tim Pawlowski represented the IfS at the first ‘Vamos Jogar‘ Conference in Rio de Janeiro as guest speaker invited by [...] more

Students co-organized the 2nd ARD Forum Sport

09.10.2014 – On Wednesday at the ARD Forum Sport a top-class podium discussed two fundamental questions regarding the German Sports system – moderated by [...] more

New publication

25.08.2014 – Today, club competitions of the major team sports such as football, basketball, handball, volleyball and ice hockey, are organized in professional sport leagues. From an [...] more

Prof. Pawlowski holds lecture courses Empirical Methods

12.05.2014 – As part of the lecture courses of the Competence Center Empirical Methods Prof. Dr. Tim Pawlowski will hold two lectures on " Parametric and semi-parametric [...] more

Guest lectures Benjamin Schmedes and Paul Downward

07.05.2014 – The Department I for Sport Economics , Sport Management and Media Research will host in June 2014 two guest lectures. On 04.06.2014 Benjamin Schmedes [...] more

Prof. Pawlowski presents research results at UEFA HQ

23.01.2014 - On 23rd January, Prof. Pawlowski presented recent research to UEFA managers at UEFA headquarters in Nyon. more