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Title: Internationalization of Professional Football Clubs: The Case of German Bundesliga and China
Author(s): Horbel, Chris
Popp, Bastian
Peter, Michael
Editor(s): Roth, Stefan
Horbel, Chris
Popp, Bastian
Language: English
Title: Perspektiven des Dienstleistungsmanagements : Aus Sicht von Forschung und Praxis
Startpage: 301
Endpage: 310
Publisher/Platform: Springer
Year of Publication: 2020
Place of publication: Wiesbaden
Publikation type: Book Chapter
Abstract: Football clubs from the European Big Five leagues face limited opportunities for growth in their highly developed and competitive home markets. Therefore, internationalization into lucrative foreign markets becomes ever more important. Especially the Chinese market is increasingly targeted. Football development is promoted by the Chinese government and Chinese businesses engage in football-related activities. This study analyses the opportunities and threats of a market extension to China and evaluates strengths and weaknesses of Bundesliga clubs. While China offers great opportunities (e.g., political initiatives towards football promotion, growing prosperity), there are also threats including a massive dependency on the Chinese government, cultural differences, and increasing competition. Bundesliga clubs may particularly benefit from their positive brand image and tradition as well as its sustainable economic growth. However, many Bundesliga clubs lack brand awareness in the Chinese market and there are competitive advantages for clubs from the English Premiere League or Spanish La Liga.
DOI of the first publication: 10.1007/978-3-658-28672-9_16
URL of the first publication: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-658-28672-9_16
Link to this record: hdl:20.500.11880/29575
http://dx.doi.org/10.22028/D291-31970
ISBN: 978-3-658-28672-9
978-3-658-28671-2
Date of registration: 25-Aug-2020
Faculty: HW - Fakultät für Empirische Humanwissenschaften und Wirtschaftswissenschaft
Department: HW - Wirtschaftswissenschaft
Professorship: HW - Prof. Dr. Bastian Popp
Collections:UniBib – Die Universitätsbibliographie

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