topics and collectively advance our understanding of the theory–practice nexus. Although challenges certainly exist in theory building in sport for social change and in bridging the theory–practice divide, in conjunction these articles provide an important contribution by actively and constructively
Jon Welty Peachey, Nico Schulenkorf, and Ramon Spaaij
Hebe Schaillée, Ramón Spaaij, Ruth Jeanes, and Marc Theeboom
Funding bodies seek to promote scientific research that has a social or economic impact beyond academia, including in sport management. Knowledge translation in sport management remains largely implicit and is yet to be fully understood. This study examines how knowledge translation in sport management can be conceptualized and fostered. The authors draw on a comparative analysis of coproduced research projects in Belgium and Australia to identify the strategic, cognitive, and logistic translation practices that researchers adopt, as well as enablers and constraints that affect knowledge translation. The findings show ways in which knowledge translation may be facilitated and supported, such as codesign, boundary spanning, adaptation of research products, and linkage and exchange activities. The findings reveal individual, organizational, and external constraints that need to be recognized and, where possible, managed.
Amy E. Cox, Lauren Beasley, and Robin Hardin
Education Journal, 11 ( 2 ), 88 – 101 . https://doi.org/10.1123/smej.2015-0023 10.1123/smej.2015-0023 Welty Peachey , J. , Schulenkorf , N. , & Spaaij , R. ( 2019 ). Sport for social change: Bridging the theory-practice divide . Journal of Sport Management, 33 ( 5 ) 361 – 365 . https
Jeremy Hapeta, Rochelle Stewart-Withers, and Farah Palmer
are theory, 1 as Indigenous philosophical paradigms typically presume a relational ontology, which is about a place-based existence and practices that link to particular territories ( Davidson-Hunt & O’Flaherty, 2007 ; Smith, 2013 ). For most Indigenous peoples, there is no theory–practice divide