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Simulations for Correct Organizational Decision Making Processes in Sport Events Project Production Management
Hellenic Journal of Sport and Recreation Management (2013)
  • Zacharias G Kiaffas
  • Yanni D Afthinos
Abstract

Sport event organizers often face the possibility of potential planning failure due to the nature of sport itself. That is, once the games begin there is no time for major changes in the organizational process, and that may affect customers’ satisfaction. However, science and information technology offers effective alternatives to overcome this issue. That is, by modeling and testing the effectiveness of different organizational process of the events with the use of specific software. For the purpose of elaboration, in this study, organizational scenarios were simulated prior to a mass sport event’s implementation. As a result, sport managers were provided with a number of organizational alternatives to choose from, in order to make the best decision for planning purposes. An orienteering race registration process was used as a case. However, this simulation process may apply to a number of similar sport management operations, especially to mass sport events.

Keywords
  • Project management,
  • Sport Εvents,
  • Outdoor Recreation Activities
Disciplines
Publication Date
January 1, 2013
Publisher Statement
Hellenic Journal of Sport and Recreation Management is the official journal of the Hellenic Scientific Association of Sport & Recreation Management (HSASMR), a scientific non-profit organization.
Citation Information
Zacharias G Kiaffas and Yanni D Afthinos. "Simulations for Correct Organizational Decision Making Processes in Sport Events Project Production Management" Hellenic Journal of Sport and Recreation Management Vol. 10 Iss. 1 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/yanni_afthinos/1/