Development of Sport Management Scholars Through Sequential Experiential Mentoring: Apprenticeship Concepts in the Professional Training and Development of Academics

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The sport management field has witnessed tremendous growth just in the past couple of decades, with more programs in universities at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. Because there is keen competition for jobs at all levels, but particularly at the Ph.D. level in university faculty positions, and the lack of material published on how best to train, develop, and prepare doctoral students, this article focused on developing a combined apprenticeship and mentoring perspective on Ph.D. training, and discussed some of the specific features of that pedagogical approach. Hopefully, these ideas will help educators in sport management doctoral programs with their educational endeavors.

Gerald R. Ferris and Pamela L. Perrewé are with the Department of Management, College of Business, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. Address author correspondence to Gerald R. Ferris at

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