Mohammed Ben Sulayem book on sport management in Middle East

Mohammed Ben Sulayem book on sport management in Middle East

29.04.2015: .. grabs international attention Publishers launch new paperback version giving authoritative

.. grabs international attention


Publishers launch new paperback version giving authoritative insight into region’s thriving sports industry




Caption:     Pictured at the book’s launch in Abu Dhabi two years ago (from left) Professor David Hassan, University of Ulster,Mohammed Ben Sulayem, H.H. Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mubarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, and Dr. Sean O Connor, ATCUAE Director.


The first ever book examining the burgeoning growth of sport management in the Middle East, which was co-authored by Mohammed Ben Sulayem, has been released in a new paperback version to meet international demand.


The book, titled Sport Management in the Middle East: A Case Study Analysis, was written by Sulayem, President of the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE, in conjunction with ATCAE director Dr. Sean O Connor and leading UK academic Professor David Hassan from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland.


It was launched in Abu Dhabi two years ago by H.H. Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mubarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, and sales in the many thousands have surpassed the expectations of publishers Routledge.


As a result Routledge, the world’s leading academic publishers, decided to release a new paperback version which is now available for order from the company online.


“The level of sales reflects the significance of the book as a serious and in-depth analysis of the business and management of sport in the Middle East region,” said Sulayem.


 “Our main hope is that it will encourage the next generation of Arabs to demonstrate an evidence-based approach to their work and ensure the region’s position internationally in the forefront of sporting excellence.”


“The global sports industry is projected to reach $145 billion by the end of this year, and research and knowledge are both critical to the Middle East growing its already substantial share in the industry.”


In addition to providing an overview of the region’s sporting strategy and key stakeholders, the book offers a number of detailed case-studies of sport in individual Middle Eastern countries.


It presents an authoritative insight into the industry in a region now regarded by many serious observers as the preeminent location for the study and development of elite sport.


The book has become a unique guide to sport management in a region of fundamental importance in world sport, and makes essential reading for any serious student or scholar of sport management, sport business, Middle East studies, or sport and society.


The importance of sport in profiling the Middle East globally is now widely accepted. Top sports events in the UAE, including the Dubai World Cup, the F1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and PGA European Tour golf tournaments in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, as well as the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and the F1 Grand Prix in Bahrain, have placed the region at the forefront of the sport, event and tourism sectors worldwide.


- Tony Lewis, Total Communications Dubai - also photo

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