Zoltán Rakaczki

Institute of Management, Faculty of Economics, University of Miskolc, Miskolc, Hungary


Abstract: One of the key projects of the University of Miskolc in recent years was the organization of the European University Basketball Championship 2017. The size, complexity, and length of time of the event – which can be interpreted as a complex project – presented many challenges to the Organizing Committee, i.e. the project management. The aim of this study is to examine the project management, the project success and the factors leading to success. After the introduction of the topic (relevance and short theoretical outlook), I present the examined project and some relevant project features (project ownership structure, project management, project cycle). I analyse the success of the project with Mihály Görög’s hierarchical model. After that, I perform an efficiency examination and a qualitative risk analysis and based on that I look for correlations between the activities of the project management and the success of the project. Finally, I analyse the effects of the event. The purpose of this study is not to formulate general conclusions regarding the success factors of international sports events, but I hope that the conclusions of the study can be compared with other examined events and studies’ results, and can be used in future, more extensive research. One of the conclusions of the study is the importance of the identification of partners who can make a meaningful contribution to the success of the event, involving them in the project and making them interested in active involvement.

Keywords: project management, project success, sports management, efficiency, impact assessment, risk analysis.

JEL classification: H43; O22; Z29



Rakaczki, Z., 2023. Project Management Case Study on European University Basketball Championship 2017. Oradea Journal of Business and Economics, 8 (1), pp. 82–92, http://doi.org/10.47535/1991ojbe167.