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Simon Chadwick

Simon Chadwick

Professor of Sports Enterprise, University of Salford

Simon Chadwick’s research and teaching interests lie in the areas of sponsorship, sport marketing and commercial strategy in sport, which means that his work covers a diverse range of subjects including football, motor racing, rugby, athlete endorsements, sports branding, fan behaviour, the Olympic Games, the Indian Premier League and Grand Slam tennis tournaments

Simon was the founding editor of ‘Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal’ and is a former editor of the ‘International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship’. He continues to serve as an editorial board member for several other sport journals, and has authored and published more than 600 articles, conference papers and books on sport. His academic research has appeared in journals including Sloan Management Review, the Journal of Advertising Research, Thunderbird International Business Review, Management Decision, Marketing Review and Sport Marketing Quarterly

Simon has recently co-edited the books ‘Managing Football: An International Perspective’ (Elsevier) and ‘Sport Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice’ (F.I.T.), and has also been co-editor of ‘The Business of Sport Management’ and ‘The Marketing of Sport’ (Financial Times Prentice Hall), and ‘International Cases in the Business of Sport’ (Elsevier)

Alongside his books, Chadwick has created a Sport Marketing talk series for Henry Stewart Publishing, is editor of a Sport Marketing book series for Butterworth-Heinemann, and is a visiting academic at IESE and Instituto de Empresa in Spain; the University of Paris, France; and the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Amongst his other research and consultancy activities, Simon has worked with numerous organisations involved in sport including Mastercard, Atletico Madrid, the International Tennis Federation, FC Barcelona, UEFA, the Qatar Olympic Committee, Tottenham Hotspur, Michelin Motorsport, Sport Business Group, The Economist and the British Council

In addition, Chadwick's views on sport are regularly covered by the media; he has been quoted more than 10,000 times in publications across the world including in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Forbes, Time, the Financial Times, the Economist, Business Week, Der Spiegel, El Pais, Le Monde and China Daily. He also regularly appears on television, where he has commented on sport for broadcasters such as CNN, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera, the BBC, CNBC, Sky and CCTV. Simon is a member of a Qatari government sport think-tank; and he sits on the Advisory Board of StreetGames (an organisation which takes sport to disadvantaged communities). He has been identified by The Independent newspaper as being one of the top-10 business tweeters in the UK, and by The Times as being the “guru” of sport management in Britain

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