Enact, Discard, Transform: An Impact Agenda

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In her 2019 Earle F. Zeigler address, Jennifer McGarry drew on the 2017 Academy of Management Report “Measuring and Achieving Scholarly Impact” to examine how the field of sport management and the North American Society for Sport Management operationalize impact. She pointed to a broader, more inclusive, and critical examination of impact. McGarry highlighted impact on practice and impact through being explicit, particularly about the ways gender and race affect what we deem to have impact. Finally, she spoke to impact through individual and collective action, such as educating students, scholarship, and policy and advocacy. She provided examples of where we could disrupt the structures that work to maintain the status quo in terms of impact—the in-groups and the out-groups, the metrics and evaluations. She also gave examples of impact that have happened, that are happening, and that can happen even more.

The author is with the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA.

McGarry (jennifer.mcgarry@uconn.edu) is corresponding author. Inspired by Vernice Thandi Sulé’s 2014 article: Enact, discard, and transform: A critical race feminist perspective on professional socialization among tenured Black female faculty.
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