In December 2004, SportsEconAustria – Institute of Sports Economics (SpEA) was founded on the initiative of the Federal Chancellery of the Republic of Austria, Section Sport, in the legal form of a non-profit association. SpEA positions itself as a highly specialized institution for the purpose of research, teaching and policy advice in the field of sports economics (and related disciplines). Content expertise, methodological-quantitative competence and the network capital of its human resources characterize the institute profile.

The persons of SportsEconAustria (SpEA) are:

Managing Board
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Bernhard Felderer (President)
Dipl.-Ing. Friedrich Stickler (Vice President)
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hanspeter Hanreich (Cashier)
Mag.a Bettina Glatz-Kremsner (Member of the board)
Dr. Leopold Windtner (Member of the board)

Executive board
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Helmenstein, Director

Prok. Erich Schuster
Prof. Dr. Harald Steindl

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