09.05.2016
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Dissertation: 18 May 2016 Exploring the economic significance, contributions and developments of the sport sector as an industry (Gholamzadeh Fasandoz)

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18.5.2016 14:00 — 17:00


Location: Seminaarinmaki, L209
M.Sc. Hamid Gholamzadeh Fasandoz defends his doctoral dissertation Social Sciences of Sport "A decade with sport as an industry in Finland - exploring the economic significance, contributions and developments of the sport sector as an industry”. Opponent Professor Jolanta Zyśko (Warsaw School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Poland ) and custos Professor Kimmo Suomi (University of Jyväskylä). The doctoral dissertation is held in English.

HamidM.Sc. Hamid Gholamzadeh Fasandoz defends his doctoral dissertation Social Sciences of Sport "A decade with sport as an industry in Finland - exploring the economic significance, contributions and developments of the sport sector as an industry”. Opponent Professor Jolanta Zyśko (Warsaw School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Poland) and custos Professor Kimmo Suomi (University of Jyväskylä). The doctoral dissertation is held in English.

The political, cultural, educational, medical and recreational well-being of every nation is dependent upon its economic health. The amount of wealth, which any nation can produce, is dependent on its industries in manufacturing, agriculture and services. In fact, productivity in a society is the process of formation and development of industries. On the other hand, sport as an industry is one of the new sunrise industries, revealing huge economic impacts on the national economies, although, it’s economic benefits for societies did not received proper considerations. The relation between industry-level and aggregate productivities measures is one of significant interest to analysts and policy-makers because it establishes a link between the micro and macro levels of the economy and helps answer questions about, for example, the contribution of individual industries to overall productivity growth. Therefore, this study conducted quantitative methodology by applying a production approach and input-output matrices put forward by the Statistics of Finland to find out the size, significance and development of sport as an industry in Finland from 2002 until 2011. The study found that the Finnish industrial sports sector comprises sixteen sub sectors of which nine were active in manufacturing of sport goods and seven in services. From 2002 until 2011, the sports sector on average generated 1.45 % value-added while its gross domestic product constituted 1.31 % of Finland’s gross domestic product. The share of sport enterprises was 1.7 % of total enterprises, and the employment in the sport industry constituted 1.15 % of total employment of all Finnish enterprises, while its industrial production of goods and services reached to 1.25 % of total industrial output. During the same period, 0.52 % of total exports of Finland happened in sports while 0.58 % of total imports were in sports goods and services. Moreover, the sports sector generated 0.39 % of taxes on production. The average aggregate supply of the sports sector was over four billion € per year, of which 93 % was produced in the country and 7 % was imported, while 92 % of it was consumed and 8 % was exported. The growth rate in aggregate and domestic supply was on average over 4 % while in foreign supply it reached over 4.8 %. 


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