Procedure

Call for Papers for the 16th EASM Conference 2008

On behalf of the EASM we are pleased to invite you to submit your work for presentation at the 2008 EASM Conference. The motto of the conference is “Management at the Heart of Sport” and abstracts from researchers in all disciplines of sports management are welcome to address this motto.

As relationship management incorporating concepts used by sport organizations and other groups in sport to manage their relationships with customers and other stakeholders becomes increasingly important in sport, abstract relating to the lead of “the bright and/or the dark side of sport - the art of relationship management” are particularly welcome. Examples for the Bright side of Sport Management and Relationship Management are ethical issues in sport management (relationship management based on ethical principles, ethical policies of sport organizations etc.); policies regarding relationship management in sport organizations; fan relationship management or effective service and support of club members, athletes etc. through sport federations. Examples for the Dark side of Sport Management and Relationship Management are corruption in sport organisations (e.g. managing sport organizations, referees and judges, sport mafia structures); doping related issues (e.g. policies to reduce the use of prohibited substances or methods, functioning of doping networks); espionage (protection of technological knowledge, etc.); ambush marketing, cheating, crime and violence in sport (e.g. managing hooligans).

This years’ conference will offer presentations for scientists and practitioners. Scientific presentations can be oral presentations, focus oral presentations and poster presentations. Focus presentations will aim to offer young researchers or researchers with a special but narrow focus the opportunity of presenting and discussing their main results with the conference audience. The conference will be organized in parallel sessions.

Submission of scientific abstract

Submitted abstracts are required to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • The abstract can only be submitted fully electronically (click here).
  • The abstract has to be written in good English.
  • The abstract has to follow the APA style (5th edition).
  • The length of the abstract is maximum 750 words not including references. Abstracts that exceed the upper word limit will not be accepted.
  • The abstract should be structured and include
    o research question / aim of paper
    o theoretical background
    o methodology / research design / data analysis
    o results / discussion / implications
    o references
  • The submission deadline for abstracts is April, 12th 2008.

Submission of practitioner abstract

Submitted abstracts are required to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • The abstract can only be submitted fully electronically (click here).
  • The abstract has to be written in good English.
  • The length of the abstract is maximum 750 words not including references. Abstracts that exceed the upper word limit will not be accepted.
  • The abstract should be structured and include
    o research question / aim of presentation
    o results / discussion
    o practical application and e.g. case studies
  • The submission deadline for abstracts is April, 12th 2008.

Review Process

All abstracts will go through double blind review by members of the scientific committee. The final inclusion of any paper in the program depends upon receipt of the registration from the presenting author. Note: Each person can present only one paper – but a presenting person can be the second or third author on additional papers. If you have any questions please direct them to Holger Preuss (University of Mainz, Germany), head of the scientific committee (Prof. Preuss).

EASM also wants to announce "The EASM New Researchers Award” - Administered by ESMQ - Sponsored by Routledge Journals - for more Info click here.

Please use the online submit form to send your paper! You will find it here.

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