Call for Papers | Three sports Special Interest Groups of the European Academy of Management, EURAM, Conference, June 2015

EURAM 2015 @ Kozminski University, Warsaw, Poland,  June 17–20, 2015


The EURAM “Managing Sport” 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 following topics are supported by the EURAM Strategic Interest Group on Managing Sport: Managing Sport, Sport Governance and Event Management. Please review the topics before submitting your paper(s).

Managing Sport
The EURAM 2015 general track on ‘Managing Sport’ seeks to gain a deeper understanding of the unique development in sports, its logic of co-creation of value and the advancement of the industry towards internationalisation, professionalization and commercialisation. The track covers the following dimensions: First, the management aspects of sport itself and its institutions. Second, the management of sport related industries, either producing sport equipment and apparel or firms that market their products through sport.


  • Harald Dolles (Molde University College, Norway and University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
  • Sten Söderman (Stockholm University, Sweden)
  • Mathieu Winand (University of Stirling, UK)

Sport Governance
Many challenges in sport are linked to how sport and sports organisations are governed. There are numerous questions of governance in sport that need to be addressed to improve our collective understanding on how boards lead sports organisations, and hopefully ensure that sport organisations’ quest for competitiveness and performance is not detrimental to their intrinsic social values. We invite both theoretical and empirical papers that address issues on sport governance, institutional change, board management, performance, and CSR in sport at any level: amateur and professional sport clubs, national and international governing bodies, team, or individual sports.


  • Mathieu Winand (University of Stirling, UK)
  • Hallgeir Gammelsæter (Molde University College, Norway)
  • Benoît Senaux (Coventry Business School, UK)
  • Christos Anagnostopoulos (UCLan Cyprus)

Event Management
The topic “Event Management” at EURAM aims to examine the nature and scope of event management studies and related disciplines by demonstrating what is unique and challenging about event management. We further would like to address comparative and cross-disciplinary studies by drawing on existing conceptual models, event-related literature and practical experience in the field. We invite empirical and theoretical contributions that elaborate on event management drawing on a range of different theoretical and methodological approaches.


  • Harald Dolles (Molde University College, Norway and University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
  • Reidar J. Mykletun (University of Stavanger, Norway)

To learn more about the topics including a full description of the different tracks please visit—Topics

If you are interested in submitting, carefully review the submission guidelines and procedures on the EURAM’15 website.

Note that the ‘Managing Sport’ SIG collaborates with Emerald – a global publisher – since 2010. A “Best Paper Award” and a “Best Reviewer Award” sponsored by Emerald will be awarded among the papers and reviewers of the ‘Managing Sport’ SIG at EURAM 2015.

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