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Prof. Dr. Holger Preuss                                                                                                                

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Holger Preuss is Professor of Sport Economics and Sport Sociology at the Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz, Germany and also at the Molde University College, Norway in the field of Event Management. He is also adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa, Canada and international  scholar at the State University of New York (SUNY, Cortland).

He was editor of the Journal “European Sport Management Quarterly” (2012-2014), one of the world leading journals in sport management. He also is associate Editor of the “Journal of Sport & Tourism”. Additionally he serves as editorial board member of several other international Journals such as “International Journal of Sport & Finance”, “Sport Management Review”, “International Journal of Sport Policy” and “Scandinavian Sport Studies”.
He has published 16 books and more than 120 articles in international journals and books. During the past decade he has been invited to hold more than 130 presentations all over the world.

His field of research is directed at economic and socio-economic aspects of sport. In particular he looks into the economic impact analysis of mega-sport events such as Olympic Games, since 1972 and the FIFA Football World Cup, since 2006. Holger just finished his research regarding the economic importance of sport for Germany by conducting surveys about sport consumption, sponsoring and media rights as well as sport infrastructure. He is highly experienced in large quantitative research projects.

Currently he looks into the Olympic Movement and the perception of its values throughout societies from different cultures. Holger is also involved in another project regarding tourism and the economic impact of the FIFA Football World Cup in Brazil 2014.

In the past he has been a consultant for the Olympic bid of Frankfurt RheinMain 2012, Prague (2016/2014), Budapest (2012), Innsbruck (2014), Munich (2018) and Cairo (2020) as well as Qatar for the FIFA Football World Cup 2022 and Dubai (2020) for the World EXPO and now Hamburg 2024.

He was also active for the Olympic hosts in Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Turin 2006, Beijing 2008 and London 2012. Furthermore, he organizes regularly an international sport business symposium during the Olympic Games and Youth Olympic GAmes.

For sport federations he is actively involved in the UIPM (Union International Pentathlon Moderne) and he serves in the ethical commission of the WFDF (World Flying Disc Federation), an IOC recognized sport organization.

Curriculum vitae

University  1990-1995  Georg-August-Universität Göttingen "Economics and Sport" with examination in economics (diploma as teacher in the field of economics)
"Cost Benefit analysis of the Olympic Games in Berlin 2000" attended by Prof. Dr. A. Krüger, second evaluator Prof. Dr. A. Dreyer
International stays 1992  internship for 6 month at Hellman worldwide logistic, Seattle WA, USA
1995 post graduate seminar (6 weeks) at the International Olympic Academy, Olympia, Greece
Dissertation  1995 -1998 "Economic Implications of Staging the Olympic Games from Munich 1972 to Atlanta 1996", with PhD degree in social sciences as Dr. disc. pol.
Positions   1995 - 2002 Scientific Assistant at the Faculty of Sport at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz (Sport History & Sport Sociology)
7/2002 - 9/2003 Scientific Assistant at the German Sport University Cologne, Institute Sport Economics and Sport Management
10/2006 - 9/2007 Professor for Sport Development (Sport Sociology) at the Faculty of Psychology and Sport Science, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main
10/2003-8/2008 Juniorprofessor for Sport Economics, Faculty of Sport at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz; since 4/2005 Institute for Sport Science
4/2005-4/2008 Visiting Professor at the "School of Management" at the Beijing Sport University
since 3/2004 Chairman of the budget committee at the Faculty of Sport at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz; since 4/2005 at the Institute of Sport Science
since 7/2004  Councillorship at the Faculty of Sport at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz; since 4/2005 at the Institute of Sport Science
since 2006 Visiting Scholar at the State University of New York in Cortland (SUNY)
since 10/2008 Professor for Sport Economics and Sport Sociology at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Institute for Sport Science
since 1/2010 Professor for Event Management at the Molde University College, Norway
1/2010- 1/2013 Visiting Professor at the University of East London, School of Business
since 7/2012 Adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa, School of Human Kinetics, Faculty of Health Science


- Head of the "Scientific Committee"  EASM Conference 2008, Heidelberg
- Member of the "Scientific Committees" EASM Conference 2006-2014
- Member of the "Scientific Committee" EASE Conference 2010-2014
- Reviewer of the "International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport" (ICSEMIS) 2012

Editorial Boards:

- Editor: "European Sportmanagement Quarterly" (ESMQ), Taylor & Francis
- Associate Editor: "Journal of Sport and Tourism", Taylor & Francis
- Editorial Board member: "Journal of Global Sport Managament" (JGSM), 2016-2017
- Editorial Board member: "International Journal of Sport Finance" (IJSF)
- Editorial Board member: "International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics", Taylor & Francis
- Editorial Borad member: "Sport Management Review" (SMR)
- Editorial Board member: "Scandinavian Sport Studies" - Sweden

Reviewer for Olympic Studies Centre, Lausanne: Advanced Olympic Research Grant Programme 2014-2015


Scientific Committee Member of the European Association of Sport Economists (ESEA)
Member "Ad Hoc Athens 2004 and Future Commission" of the Modern Pentathlon Federation Modern Pentathlon (UIPM)
Member International Olympic Academy Past Participants Association (IOAPA)
Member "Arbeitskreis Sportökonomie e.V." (German Sport Economists)
Member of the "International Association of Sports Economists" (IASE)
Member European Association of Sportmanagement (EASM)
Member Interdisziplinären Arbeitskreis für Nordamerikastudien (IANAS)
Member Working group "Olympic Youth Camp London 2012" (German Olympic Academy)
Member of the "Ethic Commission" of the WFDF (World Flying Disc Federation)

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