Sport Management & Sport Sociology
Faculties of RUB » Faculty of Sport Science


staff

Name Room Phone E-Mail Consultation hours Position
Prof. Dr. Marie-Luise Klein SW 2.031 +49 (0)234 3228091 Wed. 12:30 - 14:00 Scientific Director
Marion Helmboldt SW 2.027 +49 (0)234 3223842 Mon. - Fri., 9.00 - 12.00 Secretary
Dr. Angela Deitersen-Wieber SW 2.017 +49 (0)234 3223646 Thu, 14.00 - 15.00 Lecturer - Sport Sociology
Dipl.-Sportl., Dipl.-Kfm. Andreas Parensen SW 2.021 +49 (0)234 3223781 b.a. Lecturer - SportMgt
Dominic Habenstein (M. Sc.) SW 2.035 +49 (0)234 3225150 Mon. 13:00 - 14:00 Research Assistant - SportMgt
Timo Zimmermann (M. Sc.) SW 2.035 +49 (0)234 3225150 Mon. 10:00 - 11:00 Research Assistant - SportMgt

Fields of Research:

ECONOMIC AND SOCIOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND HEALTH
The health insurance funds give financial support to individuals taking part in health oriented physical activities in gyms, voluntary sports clubs and other organizations. The research project explores if this extra payment stimulates those people who otherwise wouldn’t take part in this physical activity programs or evokes free-rider behavior.

ECONOMICS OF LEAGUE SPORTS
In Europe, top-level team sport clubs are faced with extremely different economic conditions to develop their organizations and revenues. A research project investigates these different conditions for the highly professionalized men’s football, handball, ice-hockey and basketball leagues on the one side and for amateur sports like women’s football or women’s handball on the other side. A new project focusses on the role of league tournaments in individual sports like golf, tennis, triathlon, swimming.

MANAGEMENT OF SPORTING EVENTS
Using the leveraging approach, major sporting events are analyzed to explore the sport development and social impacts of sporting events (FIFA Women’s World Cup, local youth sport festival).

MARKET RESEARCH IN WOMEN’S FOOTBALL
A lot of Women’s football Bundesliga clubs in Germany suffers from low and instable stadium attendance. A questioning of the audience of all Bundesliga clubs (in 2006 and 2012) explores the spectators’ social profiles and consumption patterns as well as their ratings of the event and the stadium infrastructure. It supplies data for marketing strategies to raise the number of spectators in women’s football.

DEVELOPING ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES OF SPORT ASSOCIATIONS AND VOLUNTARY SPORTS CLUBS
The increasing number of girls and women in football is taken as an example to investigate the ongoing organizational changes in football associations and voluntary as well professional football clubs.