Economic impact of sport: Topic of growing interest for the scientific literature
The study of the economic impact on the sport as a scientific discipline was born for the identification of the economic benefits of major sports events. Its evolution has led to broader approaches. It has been applied to the study not only of the economic aspect but also the intangible effects in both large and small events, in facilities and franchises. In the present work, the evolution of the study the economic impact of sport science is analyzed using bibliometric during the period 1984-2013. The results from these analyses have been used to prepare a questionnaire in order to get the perception of experts in the field on key aspects of research in the scientific issues. From the work, it can be concluded that the economic impact of sport science is capable of evolution in the area of economics of sport and in a complementary manner in other areas. In addition, this kind of studies has a clear practical application for improving the management of sports events and sporting facilities.