• Journal title: Choregia
  • ISSN: 1791-4027 (print) 2241-6323 (online)
  • Publisher: University of Peloponnese
  • Country of publisher: greece
  • Date added to EuroPub: 2017/May/15

Subject and more

  • LCC Subject Category: Sports and Recreation, Adapted Physical Activity,
  • Publisher's keywords: Social Corporate Responsibility, Sport Industry, Management competency
  • Language of fulltext: english
  • Full-text formats available: PDF


    Marilou Ioakimidis| Department of Economics, University of Athens, Greece, Apostolos Stergioulas| Department of Sport Management, University of Peloponnese, Greece, Alexandra Tripolitsioti| Youth & Sport Organization, Municipality of Athens, Greece




Environmental responsibility (ER), as a major aspect of corporate social responsibility, is an important issue for organizations in the sport industry as it is for all other organizations. This paper presents three reasons why sport industry firms should embrace environmental responsibility as a management competency. The first is the ethical reason, which consists of two main considerations and applies not just to firms in the sport industry but to all organizations. The second reason pertains specifically to sport organizations and invokes their unique relationship to their customers. The third reason is that embracing ER can lead to economic benefits for the organization. Two main aspects of this advantage –cost savings due to more efficient resource usage and enhanced image– are discussed.

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