About the Author
Simon Chadwick is Chair in Sport Business Strategy and Marketing at Coventry University Business School, where he is also the founder and Director of the Centre for the International Business of Sport. He also currently serves as Consultant Research Director for Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, the body charged with organising the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Simon's research and teaching interests lie in the areas of sponsorship, sport marketing and commercial strategy in sport. Having previously worked at the Universities of London, where he was the founding Director of the Birkbeck Sport Business Centre, and the University of Leeds, where he was Programme Director for the MA in Advertising and Marketing, Simon is the founder and Editor of Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal and a former Editor of the International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship. He also recently created and edits the highly regarded academic website The Scorecard.Nicolas Chanavat is Senior Lecturer in Sport Marketing at the Universite Paris-Saclay, France, where he has been Director of the first year of the Sport Management master's degree programme since 2010. His PhD (University of Lyon I/Loughborough University) deals with multiple sponsorship effects in a mega sporting event context. Nicolas's main research interests are focused on marketing of football and mega sporting events (sponsorship and ambush marketing, branding strategies and sport organisations marketing, fan consumption). He has published severals books and numerous academic articles in this field. Nicolas worked for the French soccer club, Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne (ASSE). He was also Assistant Director and Director of the volunteers programme at the FIFA France Confederation Cup in 2003 and trainer for the volunteer instructors at the 2006 Torino Winter Olympic Games. Nicolas is administrator of the French National Olympic Academy and Director of Research Grants for the French Centre for Olympic Studies. He is also marketing and strategic consultant for the museum of the Grand Stade of Olympic Lyonnais.Michel Desbordes is Sports Marketing Professor at the University of Paris-Sud, France and Chief Editor of the International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship. As a Media Consultant, he is regularly consulted by BFM, France Televisions, Europe 1, Le Monde and L'Equipe to discuss matters of sports business. He has also been Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa, Canada, and the Shanghai University of Sports, China. Michel has published 30 reference books in the field of sports marketing, as well as numerous academic articles.