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Theory and theory development in sport management

  • Cunningham, George B.
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    Sport Management Review has been the sport management leader in publishing literature reviews and new theoretical frameworks. Despite these advances, scholars have not critically examined theory and its place in sport management scholarship. The purpose of this scholarly exchange is to address these issues, such that five scholars were invited to discuss how they conceptualize theory, the role of theory in the academia, and the process in which they engage when developing their own theories. This article provides an overview of the topic and introduces the articles.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Sport Management Review.

    Volume (Year): 16 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 1-4

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:spomar:v:16:y:2013:i:1:p:1-4
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    1. Lamont, Matthew & Hing, Nerilee & Gainsbury, Sally, 2011. "Gambling on sport sponsorship: A conceptual framework for research and regulatory review," Sport Management Review, Elsevier, vol. 14(3), pages 246-257, August.
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    3. Dixon, Marlene A. & Bruening, Jennifer E., 2005. "Perspectives on Work-Family Conflict in Sport: An Integrated Approach," Sport Management Review, Elsevier, vol. 8(3), pages 227-253, November.
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    5. Anderson, Eric D., 2009. "The Maintenance of Masculinity Among the Stakeholders of Sport," Sport Management Review, Elsevier, vol. 12(1), pages 3-14, February.
    6. Gibson, Heather J., 1998. "Sport Tourism: A Critical Analysis of Research," Sport Management Review, Elsevier, vol. 1(1), pages 45-76, November.
    7. Fink, Janet S., 2013. "Theory development in sport management: My experience and other considerations," Sport Management Review, Elsevier, vol. 16(1), pages 17-21.
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    9. Cunningham, George B., 2010. "Understanding the under-representation of African American coaches: A multilevel perspective," Sport Management Review, Elsevier, vol. 13(4), pages 395-406, November.
    10. Washington, Marvin & Patterson, Karen D.W., 2011. "Hostile takeover or joint venture: Connections between institutional theory and sport management research," Sport Management Review, Elsevier, vol. 14(1), pages 1-12, February.
    11. Dixon, Marlene A. & Bruening, Jennifer E., 2006. "Retaining Quality Workers: A Case Study of Work-Family Conflict," Sport Management Review, Elsevier, vol. 9(1), pages 79-103, May.
    12. Shilbury, David & Rentschler, Ruth, 2007. "Assessing Sport Management Journals: A Multi-Dimensional Examination," Sport Management Review, Elsevier, vol. 10(1), pages 31-44, May.
    13. Funk, Daniel C. & James, Jeff, 2001. "The Psychological Continuum Model: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding an Individual's Psychological Connection to Sport," Sport Management Review, Elsevier, vol. 4(2), pages 119-150, November.
    14. Chen, Kenneth K. & Zhang, James J., 2011. "Examining consumer attributes associated with collegiate athletic facility naming rights sponsorship: Development of a theoretical framework," Sport Management Review, Elsevier, vol. 14(2), pages 103-116, May.
    15. Lyras, Alexis & Welty Peachey, Jon, 2011. "Integrating sport-for-development theory and praxis," Sport Management Review, Elsevier, vol. 14(4), pages 311-326.
    16. Smith, Aaron C.T. & Stewart, Bob, 2010. "The special features of sport: A critical revisit," Sport Management Review, Elsevier, vol. 13(1), pages 1-13, February.
    17. Doherty, Alison J., 1998. "Managing Our Human Resources: A Review of Organisational Behaviour in Sport," Sport Management Review, Elsevier, vol. 1(1), pages 1-24, November.
    18. Henderson, Karla A., 2009. "A paradox of sport management and physical activity interventions," Sport Management Review, Elsevier, vol. 12(2), pages 57-65, May.
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