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Noni Zaharia, Anastasios Kaburakis, and David Pierce

The growth of sport management programs housed in (or with formal curriculum-based ties to) a school of business indicates more academic institutions are reconsidering sport management as a business-oriented field. Thus, research is necessary regarding benchmarking information on the state of these academic programs. The purpose of this study is to explore trends on administration, housing, accreditation, faculty performance indicators and research requirements, as well as salaries for faculty and alumni of such programs. Data were submitted by 74 department chairs and program directors employed in U.S. business schools featuring sport management programs. Results indicate that the majority of sport business programs are part of an interdisciplinary department; COSMA accreditation is largely viewed as redundant; and, depending on business schools’ accreditation, variability exists concerning faculty performance measures and research impact, as well as faculty and alumni salaries. These findings suggest considerable progress of sport management programs within business schools.

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Hebe Schaillée, Ramón Spaaij, Ruth Jeanes, and Marc Theeboom

research translate to tangible national benefits. Academics are thus asked to focus not merely on academic impact, understood as the intellectual contribution to the field of study, but also to demonstrate wider research impact, which can be defined as the demonstrable contribution that research makes to

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David Pyne

Research impact can be defined in the context of sports performance and physiology as the contribution to both the research/academic (knowledge discovery) and sporting (real-world application) communities. Practical application has always been a hallmark of the International Journal of Sports

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Andrew P. Friesen

community is lacking an empirical account of what practitioners believe to have been the most impactful scholarly writings to their applied practice. Measuring research impact has been a trending topic for the past few decades, particularly in higher education institutions. Although a full explanation of

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Shona L. Halson and David T. Martin

professor employed. 7 As a footnote, many talented sport scientists working in universities have made the decision to end research focused on elite sport to improve research impact, citations, and job security. As the industry of sport science transitions into smaller collaborative teams of specialists

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Fernando Santos, Marta Ferreira, and Nicholas L. Holt

( Gould, 2016 ). Providing more funding opportunities for knowledge translation research could help address this structural issue, as could recognizing the impact of research beyond traditional academic publishing measures. For instance, Research Impact Canada ( ; Martindale

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Daniel C. Funk

-reviewed scholarship. In addition, this evidence could be useful in terms of educating university promotion and tenure committees that evaluate faculty research impact. From a diffusion perspective, publishing an idea in an academic journal is just the beginning and whether or not the idea hits a tipping point should

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Eva A. Jaarsma, Damian Haslett, and Brett Smith

. PubMed ID: 27265062 doi:10.1080/17437199.2016.1198240 Reed , M.S. ( 2016 ). Chapter 1: Introduction . In The research impact handbook (pp.  1 – 14 ). Huntly, UK : Fast Track Impact . Rimmer , J.H. , Wang , E. , & Smith , D. ( 2008 ). Barriers associated with exercise and community access

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Viviene A. Temple

on the health and well-being of individuals with an ID, (b) to examine what is known about the impact of the pandemic on physical activity of individuals with an ID, (c) to describe Special Olympics program responses during the pandemic, and (d) to recommend areas for future research. Impact on

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Alice M. Buchanan, Benjamin Miedema, and Georgia C. Frey

. Sparkes and Smith ( 2014 ) note that shifting contexts implicit in qualitative research impact quality and transferability. Thus, the reader makes the decision of transferability based on the degree of similarity between the contexts ( Lincoln & Guba, 1985 ). Use of probing during the interviews and