Mission and scope

The EURAM ‘Managing Sport’ Strategic Interest Group (SIG) is a network of academics, practitioners, athletes and sport officials whose interests revolve around aspects of internationalisation, professionalisation and commercialisation of sports in theory and in practice. The SIG functions as a catalyst for building and disseminating new ideas around the business and management of sport and sport related industries.

The EURAM ‘Managing Sport’ SIG aims to:

  • Promote research and education in the fields of sports business and management in Europe, with special emphasis on international comparisons.
  • Foster an understanding of the role of professionalisation and commercialisation of sport on European economy and society.
  • Encourage the exchange of research results, practical experience, and ideas by contributing with academic tracks, symposia, kick-off activities and other events to the annual EURAM conference.
  • Support the development of international research collaborations with other Academies of Management and Sports Management Associations.
  • Disseminate research results through a variety of channels.

Awards

The ‘Managing Sport' SIG collaborates since 2010 with Emerald Group Publishing on recognizing the most outstanding paper submission to the SIG’s tracks and its presentation at the conference with a ‘Best Paper Award’. The award committee also selects reviewers that have contributed with high quality reviews to recognize their extraordinary efforts and contributions to make the tracks happen with a ‘Best Reviewer Award’ also sponsored by Emerald. The certificates are awarded at the ‘Managing Sport’ plenary session at the EURAM annual conference.

  • 2016 EURAM Conference Paris

o Best Paper Award: Wojciech Kulczycki, Jörg Königstorfer & Santoosh Milas (“Where to engage in CSR? The influence of social cause proximity on attitude towards small-sized (vs. large-sized) sporting goods retailers”)

o Best Reviewer Award: Hallgeir Gammelsaeter

  • 2015 EURAM Conference Warsaw

o Best Paper Award: Christos Anagnostopoulos and Tom Bason (“Corporate Social Responsibility through Sport: A Longitudinal Study of the FTSE100 Companies”)

o Best Reviewer Award: Dominik Schreyer

  • 2014 EURAM Conference Valencia

o Best Paper Award: Margaret Johnston and Luc Bourgeois (“Third-Person Perceptions of Gambling Sponsorship Advertising”)

o Best Reviewer Award: Dimitrios Kolyperas

  • 2013 EURAM Conference Istanbul

o Best Paper Award: Ashlee Morgan, Tracy Taylor & Daryl Adair (“Business-to-business alliances in sport sponsorship”)

o Best Reviewer Award: Emilie Malcourant

  • 2012 EURAM Conference Rotterdam

o Best Paper Award: Mathieu Winand, Steven Vos, Thierry Zintz & Jeroen Scheerder (“Determinants of service innovation: A typology of sports federations”)

o Best Reviewer Award: Christos Anagnostopoulos

  • 2011 EURAM Conference Tallinn

o Best Paper Award: Alexander Kern, Armin Wiedenegger & Michael Schwarzmann (“Measuring the Efficiency of English Premier League Football: A Two-Stage Data Envelopment Analysis Approach”)

o Best Reviewer Award: Mathieu Winand

  • 2010 EURAM Conference Rome

o Best Paper Award: Peder Greve, Winfried Ruigrok & Martin Engeler (“International experiential diversity and performance at project organizations: The case of national football teams”)

o Best Reviewer Award: Anna Fyrberg



 

EURAM 2017

Symposium: Discussing critical issues in sport Wednesday 21 June 2017 at 9:00 - 10:30 (Venue: Technology & Innovation Centre, Level 3, conference room 8)

The following presentations by three keynote speakers will lead to a group discussion on critical issues in sport.

· Understanding Variations in the Impact of Sport Scandals: A Vector Approach - Dr. Rasmus Storm

· Major sports events – Why so much goes wrong? - Prof. Harry Arne Solberg

· (Scottish) sport in an uncertain political environment – Brexit, Independence and Trump International - Mr Stephen Morrow

Plenary: Thursday 22 June 2017, 14:00-15:30 (Venue: Business School Cathedral Wing, room 506b)

Award ceremony SIG Best Paper Award and SIG Best Reviewer Award sponsored by EMERALD SIG development and planning towards EURAM 2018 Reykjavik conference.

Social Event: Thursday 22 June 2017 evening.


 

Roles and responsibilities

SIG chair
Mathieu Winand
University of Stirling
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Programme chair
Anna Gerke
Audencia Business School (France)
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Communications Officer
Christofer Laurell
Stockholm School of Economics
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Past Chairs
Harald Dolles
Molde University College (Norway) and University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
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Sten Söderman
Stockholm University (Sweden)
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Treasurer
James Santomier
Sacred Heart University (USA)
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