The purpose of the study was to develop a framework to isolate the important factors in the formation and development of a professional sports league. The method of data collection for this qualitative study was a modified Delphi technique, which included a panel of eighteen individuals who possess expertise in the area of sport. There are three major sections of findings in this study: 1) the focus of the individual and organization; 2) the formation of subcategories; and 3) the defining operational aspects of a league in the isolation of a framework for the formation and development process, as well as the management strategies, management principles, and/or decision-making processes associated with a professional sports league.
Gaylord, Jack O. Jr.
"Factors in the Formation and Development of Professional Sports Leagues,"
Visions in Leisure and Business: Vol. 14
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/visions/vol14/iss1/4