Simon Chadwick

Simon Chadwick is a Professor of Sports Enterprise at Salford University in the UK, where he is also a member of the Centre for Sports Business.
Simon Chadwick
Simon Chadwick is a Professor of Sports Enterprise at Salford University in the UK, where he is also a member of the Centre for Sports Business.

Latest from Simon Chadwick

China’s football future: back to buying big after cooling-off period on expensive foreign investments

With a recent return to big investment in sport beginning to take its hold in China, a new dawn is breaking in the east.

23 Jul 2019 - 8:08AM

With a recent return to big investment in sport beginning to take its hold in China, a new dawn is breaking in the east.

China’s football future: back to buying big after cooling-off period on expensive foreign investments
Opinion | A tug of war between the emirates: Abu Dhabi and Dubai – two brothers battling in sports

Sports – or rather, investments in sports – have become a vehicle for competition in Abu Dhabi and Dubai’s fight for prominence.

2 Jul 2019 - 8:06AM

Sports – or rather, investments in sports – have become a vehicle for competition in Abu Dhabi and Dubai’s fight for prominence.

A tug of war between the emirates: Abu Dhabi and Dubai – two brothers battling in sports
Opinion | Africa Cup of Nations: will China get its own Huawei as it looks to exploit yet another means to a strategic end?

Though this year’s Africa Cup of Nations will no longer be held in Cameroon, with Huawei soon set to introduce its 5G network to the continent, China’s grip on Africa is likely to stay tight for now

17 Jun 2019 - 5:57PM

Though this year’s Africa Cup of Nations will no longer be held in Cameroon, with Huawei soon set to introduce its 5G network to the continent, China’s grip on Africa is likely to stay tight for now

Africa Cup of Nations: will China get its own Huawei as it looks to exploit yet another means to a strategic end?
Opinion | Baku in the big league: Arsenal and Chelsea supporters caught up in Uefa playing politics with Azerbaijan

With Chelsea and Arsenal to contest the Uefa Europa League final, fans have turned their attention to Baku – the capital of Azerbaijan. What many don’t know, however, is the decision to host the game in the city is part of a much greater strategic plan.

27 May 2019 - 8:55AM

With Chelsea and Arsenal to contest the Uefa Europa League final, fans have turned their attention to Baku – the capital of Azerbaijan. What many don’t know, however, is the decision to host the game in the city is part of a much greater strategic plan.

Baku in the big league: Arsenal and Chelsea supporters caught up in Uefa playing politics with Azerbaijan
Opinion | Fifa president Gianni Infantino plays the global game: how football has become a subtle but strong diplomacy tool

With the next Fifa Council meeting quickly approaching, Gianni Infantino’s recent travel itinerary offers insights into what’s really afoot in world politics at the moment

13 Mar 2019 - 4:47PM

With the next Fifa Council meeting quickly approaching, Gianni Infantino’s recent travel itinerary offers insights into what’s really afoot in world politics at the moment

Fifa president Gianni Infantino plays the global game: how football has become a subtle but strong diplomacy tool
Opinion | Sports sponsorship fuelling Gazprom’s soft power: how the Russian energy supplier uses football to reach out to decision-makers

Gazprom doesn’t sell any goods to consumers, but its advertising and brand visibility is significant in European football. What might the company have in the pipeline?

5 Mar 2019 - 8:03AM

Gazprom doesn’t sell any goods to consumers, but its advertising and brand visibility is significant in European football. What might the company have in the pipeline?

Sports sponsorship fuelling Gazprom’s soft power: how the Russian energy supplier uses football to reach out to decision-makers
Opinion | Qatar scores in more than its sports goal: Asian Cup win is a victory for the gulf state’s soft power

The recent Asian Cup win means Qatar is being talked about for things other than its human rights record or regional feuds

16 Feb 2019 - 9:25PM

The recent Asian Cup win means Qatar is being talked about for things other than its human rights record or regional feuds

Qatar scores in more than its sports goal: Asian Cup win is a victory for the gulf state’s soft power
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Saudi Arabia vs Qatar more than a clash of football cultures with geopolitics set to play out on the pitch

Two feuding nations will meet in the Asian Cup in January, and the stage is set for something more than just a game

4 Jan 2019 - 10:16AM

Two feuding nations will meet in the Asian Cup in January, and the stage is set for something more than just a game

AFC Asian Cup 2019: Saudi Arabia vs Qatar more than a clash of football cultures with geopolitics set to play out on the pitch
Beyond Gianni’s geopolitics: the Fifa president is not alone in changing the nature of sports and politics

Gianni Infantino’s vision of football as a geopolitical tool is finding a welcome reception among world leaders

8 Dec 2018 - 8:13AM

Gianni Infantino’s vision of football as a geopolitical tool is finding a welcome reception among world leaders

Beyond Gianni’s geopolitics: the Fifa president is not alone in changing the nature of sports and politics
It’s money versus morals for the world’s sporting bodies as Saudi Arabia becomes newest honeypot destination for Western interests
From Neymar and the World Cup to African stadiums and the Winter Olympics, how China and Qatar use sport to tackle resource issues
Juntas for goalposts – Leeds United score an own goal with Myanmar post-season plan
With retaliation talk against Russia rumbling into threats, could there really be a World Cup boycott?
Burst bubbles and messy rumours – end of CSL transfer window confirms calmer, domestic focus for Chinese football
Winter Games are snow joke for Asia’s off-piste ambitions but will China save face on the slopes when it hosts in 2022?
Fifa milking Chinese companies for sponsorship shows World Cup dream is a question of ‘when’ not ‘if’
Far-reaching Gazprom deals show Russia’s state-backed sports sponsorship soft power play is flexing its muscles
Soft power sponsorships: how Qatar uses sport to promote a positive picture to the outside world
Why Chinese football fans will cheer Die Mannschaft at 2018 World Cup in Russia
Booing fans and failing teams hint at China’s football future after a year of ‘irrational investments’ and underachievement
Soccer chat absent at China’s Communist Party Congress, but message to investors is still clear
Liverpool in troubled waters with Tibet over contentious Chinese sponsorship deal
Why has China’s global soccer takeover frenzy suddenly gone so quiet?
Not lost in translation: how a footballer’s way with words caught China offside
China shines the spotlight on soccer spending spree as the soap opera takes a new twist
Why Serie A still has hold in China: a nostalgic and fickle fan base offers lessons for Europe’s football clubs
Bring the noise: why soccer is struggling to be heard in China
China’s football transfer moves show the power, and unpredictability, of the state
What was on the agenda when the two most powerful people in world football met in Beijing?
How the World Cup became a political football as Qatar crisis fuels calls for change of venue