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Date of this Version

4-5-2021

Abstract

Scientometrics summarise and analyse the work of eminent researchers. In this paper, we analyse and to some extent celebrate, the infuence of Dan Funk on sport marketing and sport consumer behaviour scholarship. We summarise 1) the scientific indicators of his contribution; 2) research themes; 3) co-authorship patterns (i.e. key collaborators, country, university affiliation, author group size) 4) journals that have published his research; 5) his ideational influencers and influencees. This scientometric profile depicts a 20-year publishing career, the pursuit of complementary research themes, a large number of co-authors and a relatively small number of high-value collaborators, and a willingness to pursue opportunities at different universities (and countries), a process which inevitably expands a researcher’s network.

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