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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Abstract

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.
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.

Conference

ConferenceICIS 2017
Number38
LocationCoex Convention Center
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period10/12/201713/12/2017
Internet address
SeriesProceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems
Volume2017
ISSN0000-0033

Keywords

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

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Xiao, X., Hedman, J., Tan, F. T. C., Tan, C-W., Lim, E. T. K., Clemmensen, T., ... Hillegersberg, J. V. (2017). Sports Digitalization: An Overview and a Research Agenda. In ICIS 2017 Proceedings Atlanta, GA: Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, Vol.. 2017
Xiao, Xiao ; Hedman, Jonas ; Tan, Felix Ter Chian ; Tan, Chee-Wee ; Lim, Eric T. K. ; Clemmensen, Torkil ; Henningsson, Stefan ; Mukkamala, Raghava Rao ; Vatrapu, Ravi ; Hillegersberg, Jos van. / Sports Digitalization : An Overview and a Research Agenda. ICIS 2017 Proceedings. Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), 2017. (Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, ???volume??? 2017).
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Sports Digitalization : An Overview and a Research Agenda. / Xiao, Xiao; Hedman, Jonas; Tan, Felix Ter Chian; Tan, Chee-Wee; Lim, Eric T. K.; Clemmensen, Torkil; Henningsson, Stefan; Mukkamala, Raghava Rao; Vatrapu, Ravi; Hillegersberg, Jos van.

ICIS 2017 Proceedings. Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), 2017.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

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