Industry Connection: Collaboration between academia, athletics, and architecture for a post-COVID future of sport

by Kiernan O. Gordon, Department of Business, University of New England and Scott R. Schiamberg, Perkins Eastman Abstract A group of professionals with expertise across sport architecture, design, athletic administration, and academia convened as a response to the COVID-19 global pandemic to consider resultant impacts of the pandemic on sport. The group’s formation, collaboration, andContinue reading “Industry Connection: Collaboration between academia, athletics, and architecture for a post-COVID future of sport”

White Paper: When They Return to Play, Will We Return to the Stands?

An Examination of Consumer Intentions to Attend Sport and Entertainment Events and Engage in Related-Travel Activities Stephen Shapiro and Todd Koesters, University of South Carolina The COVID-19 pandemic led to widespread postponement and cancellation of sporting events and other forms of entertainment.  As a result, travel and transportation related to these events have also beenContinue reading “White Paper: When They Return to Play, Will We Return to the Stands?”

White Paper: Soft Power Eroded

How Covid-19 Has Undermined Gulf Airlines’ Sports Sponsorships Nick Burton, Brock University; Simon Chadwick, Emlyon Business School; Paul Widdop, Manchester Metropolitan University Abstract This paper explores the potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on soft power sports sponsorships, within the context of Gulf nations’ use of sport to practice the politics of persuasion. As aContinue reading “White Paper: Soft Power Eroded”

White Paper: COVID-19 and Sport: What Are We Really Missing?

Stacy Warner, East Carolina University & Tiesha R. Martin, Radford University In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, sport fans, athletes, and sport managers are navigating an unprecedented time. The most comparable event many of us in the United States have witnessed is likely the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks in 2001. WhileContinue reading “White Paper: COVID-19 and Sport: What Are We Really Missing?”

Industry Connection: An Insider’s Guide to Working in Sports

Delancy Bennett, Clemson University Abstract It is often stated that one of the hardest parts of working in the sports and entertainment industry is merely gaining entry to the industry. To this end, the goal of this article is to provide insight for students and scholars of the critical success factors for entering and excellingContinue reading “Industry Connection: An Insider’s Guide to Working in Sports”

Incentives and Unintended Consequences: Lessons from Sport

Robert Butler and David Butler, University of College Cork, Ireland Abstract This paper explores the relationship between changing incentives and unintended consequences in the context of the sports labor market and sports broadcasting. Appealing to two recently published studies, we demonstrate how the introduction of bonus points in rugby union, and intervention by broadcasting regulatorsContinue reading “Incentives and Unintended Consequences: Lessons from Sport”

What Happens After a Coaching Change?

The Implications for NCAA DI Football and Basketball Programs by James E. Johnson, Ball State University Intercollegiate athletic human resource decisions have historically been under-researched, leaving athletic directors to make choices based on a variety of anecdotal data.  Considering such an absence, we have conducted five studies to help identify some academic and athletic outcomesContinue reading “What Happens After a Coaching Change?”

The Case for LGBT Diversity and Inclusion in Sport Business

by George Cunningham & Umer Hussain, Texas A&M University Author Note: Cunningham is with the Center for Sport Management Research and Education, Department of Health and Kinesiology, at Texas A&M University. He holds a faculty affiliate appointment in Women’s and Gender Studies. Hussain is with the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University.Continue reading “The Case for LGBT Diversity and Inclusion in Sport Business”