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Call for abstracts: EASM Conference 2012

Call for abstracts: EASM Conference 2012

The 20th Conference of the European Association for Sport Management 2012 will take place in Aalborg, Denmark, on September 18-21 bringing together leading teachers, researchers, students and practitioners in the area of sport management.

Background information

The theme was selected to reflect the dynamics and the rivalry between the traditional sports sector based on volunteering and non-profit values, and sport as a profit-making tool affected by growing commercialisation and professionalisation of elite sports and professional sports. Commercialisation is increasingly seen also in grassroots sports and in sport for all, for example in the fitness sector, in mass participation events, and in other areas of the sports sector.

Submit abstracts and papers

EASM cordially invites you and your colleagues/peers to submit a scientific or practical abstract/paper or poster to be considered for presentation at the conference. Young researchers are invited to submit a scientific paper for the New Researchers Award (NRA). The conference website will be opened for submissions on 1 February.

Topical Sessions
In the topical sessions topics of interest for abstract submission include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Opportunities, challenges and trends in sport management
  • Leadership issues in sport organisations
  • Tourism and leisure sport management
  • Global sporting events
  • Critical sport management issues
  • Sport fans
  • Sport for good
  • Marketing in and through sport
  • Sport policy
  • Governance in sport
  • Volunteering in sport
  • Participation in sport. Strategies and challenges
  • Operation and management of sports and leisure facilities
  • Sport, media and journalism
  • Other sport management related issues

When writing your abstract, it is recommended that you consider the topics listed under the topical sessions (or workshops). However, the Scientific Committee reserves the right to decide on final topic grouping upon abstract selection.

Workshops: Abstracts/papers are invited for the following workshops:

The following workshops are open to participation but do not require abstracts/papers:

The workshops will be hosted by workshop conveners and designated to allow participants interested in the same sub-theme to work more intensely together during the conference. Workshops are not closed arenas but are designated to encourage continuous discussion and cooperation between participants, who, if successful, can channel their work into special journal issues or edited books.

The submission deadline is 26 March 2012

For full information on making a submission, please visit the EASM submission page


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Mel Paramasivan


Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 23:00

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