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Sustainability 2016, 8(7), 606; doi:10.3390/su8070606

Evaluating the Improvement of Sustainability of Sports Industry Policy Based on MADM

Department of Accounting, Nanfang College of Sun Yat-sen University, Wenquan Town, Conghua, Guangzhou 510970, China
Department and Graduate School of Accounting, Chinese Culture University, No. 55, Hwa Kang Rd., Yang Ming Shan, Taipei 11114, Taiwan
Graduate Institute of Urban Planning, National Taipei University, 151, University Rd., San Shia District, New Taipei City 23741, Taiwan
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Academic Editor: Giuseppe Ioppolo
Received: 11 April 2016 / Revised: 22 June 2016 / Accepted: 22 June 2016 / Published: 28 June 2016
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The influence of globalization on sports has turned out to be a popular issue widely discussed by researchers. Improvement to the sustainability of sports industry policy is an important and challenging issue, and related are inherently multiple attribute decision making (MADM) problems that can be strategically important to economic systems. The purpose of this study is to set up a new sustainability sports industry policy evaluation model that addresses the main causal factors and amends the priorities. A MADM model is combined with DEMATEL, DANP, and VIKOR for the evaluation and improvement of the sustainability of sports industry policy. The improvement priorities according to the domain expert interviews are in the following order: promotion and assistance of government policy (A), sports venues and facilities (D), enterprise sponsorship of sports quality (E), expert human resources (B), and finally sports competitions and events (C). View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainability; sports industry policy; improvement strategies; MADM; DEMATEL; VIKOR sustainability; sports industry policy; improvement strategies; MADM; DEMATEL; VIKOR

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Hu, K.-H.; Chen, F.-H.; Tzeng, G.-H. Evaluating the Improvement of Sustainability of Sports Industry Policy Based on MADM. Sustainability 2016, 8, 606.

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