Call for Papers | The Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Tourism and Sport Management Division | Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 13-16th, 2015


The Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Tourism and Sport Management Division invite you to submit a paper or symposium proposal for its 43rd annual conference.

Historic Proportions: Charting A New Path

Tourism and Sport Management is the ASAC division that specializes in management and management-related research in the tourism and sport industries.  Research in areas such as tourism management, sport finance, tourism marketing, and sport communications is sought

sport-tourism-managementASAC 2015 is be hosted by the Sobey School of Business in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The conference theme, “Historic Proportions: Charting A New Path,” came from a combination of recognizing the historical significance of Halifax as one of Canada’s oldest cities with the importance of problematizing the past to better understand the present and theorize the future. Although the conference welcomes submissions on this theme, please consider ASAC 2015 for your submissions to any of our divisions: accounting, business history, entrepreneurship/family business, finance, gender/diversity, health care management, human resource management, information systems, international business, management education, management science, marketing, organizational behavior, organizational theory, production/operations management, social responsibility, strategy, technology/innovation management and tourism/sport management.

Halifax is Atlantic Canada’s premier meeting and convention city as well as a popular tourist destination. Its pleasant climate, rich history and vibrant cultural scene have made it popular with visitors for more than 250 years. Halifax combines the international appeal of a major port city and naval base with the youthful spirit of a university town and the heritage of one of Canada’s most historic communities. It is accessible by air from many cities in Canada and the USA with daily scheduled flights on Air Canada, Porter Airlines, WestJet, United, US Airways, and Delta, in addition to seasonal service on Air Transat, Condor, Europe Airpost and Iceland Air.

Paper Submission

Research in the Tourism and Sport Management Division includes the examination of the sport, tourism, hospitality, leisure and recreation systems in Canada and abroad. Research examining the impact of various sport events including both mega-events and locally organized events on the economy, the use of sport and tourism for development purposes, the businesses of sport and tourism, sport and tourism marketing, and other related areas of physical activity and recreation on individuals, groups and communities is presented in this Division. Interdisciplinary research where key elements of sport management and tourism management converge and lead to new areas of research are common outcomes in this Division.

Original papers, written in English or French, should be submitted electronically to the appropriate ASAC division in Microsoft Word. All contributions will be peer reviewed, with best paper awards nominated by each division. All accepted papers may have an abridged version included in the Proceedings.

Submissions should follow these guidelines:

  • The maximum length for submitted papers is 30 double-spaced pages, including title page, tables, figures, illustrations, but excluding references.
  • APA style (6th edition) for formatting and referencing is MANDATORY. A summary of APA style guidelines can be found at (English) and (French)
  • Only papers that are included in the conference proceedings are eligible for awards. Authors have the option of sending a five-page abridged version for inclusion in the conference proceedings, instead of the full text of the paper.

All papers must be submitted via the conference webpage no later than 12:00 noon on February 15th, 2014. Late submissions and submissions made directly to divisional executive members will not be accepted. Additional submission instructions can be found at

Submission instructions

Case Track
For the regular stream, empirical cases (i.e. nonfictional cases with a clear decision focus) relevant for undergraduate or graduate programs and an accompanying teaching note should be submitted according to the submission instructions at no later than 12:00 noon on February 15, 2015. All contributions will be peer reviewed, with awards recognizing the best case(s) submitted. For the embryo stream, submit proposals according to the instructions at by 12:00 noon on March 14, 2015. Late submissions or submissions made directly to case track executive members will not be considered.

Symposia and Workshops
Members interested in organizing a symposium or workshop should submit a proposal according to the submission instructions at no later than 12:00 noon on February 15, 2015. Proposals can be jointly submitted to a maximum of three divisions, to be clearly identified in the submission.

Divisional Editor

Mark Dottori, Ph.D. (Candidate), MBA, B.Comm (SPAD), APR
Sport Management
Faculty of Human Kinetics
University of Ottawa

Divisional Chair:

Dr. Norm O’Reilly, Ph.D., MBA, CPA, CGA
Richard P. & Joan S. Fox Professor of Business
Chair, Department of Sports Administration
College of Business
Program Coordinator:

Aseel Al Ghamdi, Ph.D.-ABD (Candidate), MM, B.Comm
Sport Marketing and Management
Marketing and Consumer Studies Department
College of Business and Economics
University of Guelph

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