nep-spo New Economics Papers
on Sports and Economics
Issue of 2023‒01‒02
three papers chosen by
Humberto Barreto
DePauw University

  1. Hainan sport tourism development—a SWOT analysis By Dong, Erwei; Fu, Bing; Li, Yuntan; Jin, Jianing; Hu, Hengyu; Ma, Yajing; Zhang, Zecheng; Xu, Qianwen; Cheng, Zhu
  3. Neuroticism and Sport: How Personality affects Lifestyle in the UK By Rowan Cherodian; Adelina Gschwandtner; Sarah L. Jewell; Uma Kambhampati

  1. By: Dong, Erwei; Fu, Bing; Li, Yuntan; Jin, Jianing; Hu, Hengyu; Ma, Yajing; Zhang, Zecheng; Xu, Qianwen; Cheng, Zhu
    Abstract: Hainan, as a popular tourism destination, is well-promoted by the Chinese central government. In particular, both central and local governments encourage Hainan’s sport tourism-related professionals to develop sport tourism as one of the most important tourist activities in Hainan. However, previous research has not reported on Hainan’s sport tourism strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats as a tourism destination or a sports event host. This study uses SWOT analysis to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in the context of Hainan’s sport tourism development. A total of 12 dimensions, including branding, culture, finance, infrastructure, location, market, nature, policy, product, specialty, sustainability, and tourist were generated from our data analysis. In addition, a total of five future directions, including emphasizing event-oriented sport tourism, prioritizing sport motivation, identifying major sport tourism markets, making the rational use of sport tourism resources, and nurturing sport culture, are recommended as a result of this study.
    Keywords: Hainan; sport tourism; SWOT; 19BTY085
    JEL: R14 J01
    Date: 2022–10–05
  2. By: Kehinde Ogunsanya; Dumebi Efoobi
    Abstract: The Nigerian Government invest so much in sports facility and the development of infrastructure but lack good maintenance culture to preserve the lives and fabrics of these infrastructure. In many sport facilities across the nation, there has been little or no adoption of a proactive facility maintenance culture. In such situations there is a risk that the facility deteriorates more rapidly than expected, leading to expensive maintenance and repair charges. Some of the reasons adduced to poor maintenance culture in sports facility in Nigeria are lack of fund and total negligence. So much emphasis is placed on aesthetics and infrastructures such that the maintenance takes the back seat. This study examines maintenance culture adopted for Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja, Nigeria from the perspective of facility management. The study further assesses the economic values loss as a result of poor maintenance culture on this facility. The study adopts the use of a structured questionnaire that explains the significance of good maintenance culture in sport-related facility. Findings were validated and supported by case study projects. This research equally recommended ways of improving the maintenance culture in Moshood Abiola Stadium with the view of maximizing return on investment in sport facility in Nigeria.
    Keywords: Facility Management; Maintenance; Maintenance Culture; Moshood Abiola Stadium; Sport Facility
    JEL: R3
    Date: 2022–01–01
  3. By: Rowan Cherodian; Adelina Gschwandtner; Sarah L. Jewell; Uma Kambhampati
    Abstract: In recent years, researchers have become increasingly aware of the impact that personality traits have on individual lifestyle decisions, both positive and negative. Using longitudinal data from a large household survey as well as genetic information from the UK, the present study unveils the causal relationship between neuroticism as a personality trait and sports activity. Our results suggest that neuroticism leads individuals to perform less sports activities. While this result is intuitive, our method establishes causality and draws attention to the difficulty of policy in this area. In particular, one of the main ways recommended to help improve neuroticism is exercise but our results indicate that neurotic individuals are less likely to take up sporting activity. In this context, tailoring lifestyle recommendations to personality would significantly improve their results and help increase the efficacy of health policy. This is important to reduce the economic burden of ill health.
    Keywords: Big5 Personality Traits; Neuroticism; Exercise; Lifestyle; Personalized Medical Care
    JEL: I12 I14 I31 C18 D91 Z20
    Date: 2022–12

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