Sports Digitalization: An Overview and a Research Agenda

Xiao Xiao, Jonas Hedman, Felix Ter Chian Tan, Chee-Wee Tan, Eric T. K. Lim, Torkil Clemmensen, Stefan Henningsson, Raghava Rao Mukkamala, Ravi Vatrapu, Jos van Hillegersberg

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Ever since its first manifesto in Greece around 3000 years ago, sports as a field has accumulated a long history with strong traditions while at the same time, gone through tremendous changes toward professionalization and commercialization. The current waves of digitalization have intensified its evolution, as digital technologies are increasingly entrenched in a wide range of sporting activities and for applications beyond mere performance enhancement. Despite such trends, research on sports digitalization in the IS discipline is surprisingly still nascent. This paper aims at establishing a discourse on sports digitalization within the discipline. Toward this, we first provide an understanding of the institutional characteristics of the sports industry, establishing its theoretical importance and relevance in our discipline; second, we reveal the latest trends of digitalization in the sports industry and unpack its implications for sports organizations; last, we propose an agenda for sports digitalization research in IS.
TitelICIS 2017 Proceedings
Antal sider21
UdgivelsesstedAtlanta, GA
ForlagAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
StatusUdgivet - 2017
Begivenhed38th International Conference on Information Systems: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation, ICIS 2017: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation - Coex Convention Center , Seoul, Sydkorea
Varighed: 10 dec. 201713 dec. 2017
Konferencens nummer: 38


Konference38th International Conference on Information Systems: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation, ICIS 2017
LokationCoex Convention Center
NavnProceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems


  • Sport
  • Digitalization
  • E-sport
  • Sports digitalization
  • Research agenda