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Chapter 10 Trends in Clubs

DOI: 10.23912/9781911635062-3989

ISBN: 9781911635062

Published: November 2018

Component type: chapter

Published in: Club Management

Parent DOI: 10.23912/9781911396796-3845



As we explain to our students, clubs have changed more in the last 10 years than they did in the previous 100 years. While this is perhaps a slight exaggeration, it is close to the truth. For many years, while the economy, legal environment, and demographics were all in their favour, clubs were able to continue managing their organizations as they have always done. Then, as their members grew older (and less active), new tax laws came into play, the economy weakened, and new generations with different needs emerged, clubs either changed of their own accord or were forced to change. When discussing changes in clubs, it is helpful to explore the trends that are occurring.

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  • Clayton Barrows, University of New Hampshire (Author)
  • Michael Robinson, Robinson Hospitality Consulting (Author)

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  • Clayton Barrows, University of New Hampshire (Author)
  • Michael Robinson, Robinson Hospitality Consulting (Author)

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Barrows & Robinson, 2018

Barrows, C. & Robinson, M. (2018) "Chapter 10 Trends in Clubs" In: Barrows, C. & Robinson, M. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/9781911635062-3989


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