The Birkbeck Sport Business Centre is a dedicated research centre of Birkbeck, University of London. We bring together international experts in sport management to deliver high quality research.

As a respected academic research centre, we provide consultancy to many organisations involved in the business of sport. Our members also appear in leading academic journals and conferences.

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  • New Guide to Tackle Match-Fixing in Football

    A Good Practice Guide designed to challenge the scourge of match-fixing in football will be presented at the closing conference of Don’t Fix It. The publication follows on from a year long programme of research on anti-match-fixing strategies by Birkbeck's Dr Andy Harvey.
  • The Game of Our Lives: The Meaning and Making of English Football

    Author, academic and journalist David Goldblatt discusses his new book In Game of Our Lives: The Making and the Meaning of English Football.
  • The impact of the Voluntary Code of Governance

    Dr Geoff Walters and Dr Richard Tacon recently completed a report on behalf of the Sport and Recreation Alliance looking at the impact of the Voluntary Code of Governance for the Sport and Recreation Sector.
  • Motivation, segmentation and the mega-tournament experience: a study of English Football Tourists at the Brazil World Cup 2014

    Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Research paper, authored by MSc Sport Management & Marketing graduate Phil Turbutt, studies English football tourists motivations travelling to FIFA World Cup 2014 Brazil.


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