2011 年 3 巻 1 号 p. 35-43
The Japanese Association for Sport Management (JASM) was established only in the recent past, and it includes various fields of research; however, the fact that sport organization studies in JASM are lagging behind cannot be ignored. This study aims to discuss the current issues and future prospects related to the promotion of sport organization studies in JASM.
First, this study classifies the articles that were published in three academic journals according to four analysis levels of organization, as shown by Daft (2002); it then reviews the trends in sport organization studies in the field of sport management. Second, this study clarifies the reason why sport organization studies are not actively conducted and asserts that researchers in sport management should consider empirical facts while conducting sport organization studies; moreover, they should be able to recognize the significance and impact of the facts that need to be generalized. Finally, the study discusses important implications for facilitating sport organization studies in JASM.