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Whitney W. Marks, Tiesha R. Martin and Stacy Warner

This case addresses the events leading up to the cancellation of the 2012 New York City Marathon in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The case highlights the importance of making fair and timely decisions. The case is assembled based on newspaper accounts of the circumstances that led to New York City’s Mayor Bloomberg declaring the 2012 marathon would be held and then two days later canceling the event. The facts that were available to Mayor Bloomberg are presented in such a way that students can consider and analyze what they would have done and when, and how this may or may not differ from what actually occurred. Most importantly, the case highlights the decision-making process that many sport and event managers will encounter in the field when a weather-related event occurs in the midst of a planned athletic event. Consequently, the case provides students with an opportunity to critically examine the following: 1) how a sport organization should respond to a crisis; 2) the impact of decision-making on various event stakeholders; 3) the ethics involved in decision-making; and 4) how sport and event managers should respond to public criticism. The case is intended for use in classes focused on event management, sport ethics, and public relations.

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James J. Zhang

America book has been momentous and timely. I applaud the great leadership and efforts of Dr. Gonzalo Bravo, Dr. Rosa Lopéz de D’Amico, and Dr. Charles Parrish, three renowned scholars, to assemble an outstanding team that is composed of leading researchers and professionals in Latin American sport

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Samuel Y. Todd, Charles W. Jones and Walker Ross

venue for the tournament including the Pro-Am on Saturday and the made-for-TV finals on Sunday. The most important aspect is preparing 32 lanes on the first day with the correct lighting and properly assembled grandstands so that the audience has clear sightlines to the bowlers of their choice

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Jamee A. Pelcher and Brian P. McCullough

collaboration. They also need to identify select stakeholders to serve as the core of the green team ( McCullough et al., 2018 ). Team members can be added as sustainability efforts expand and become more diverse. Once a team is assembled, there can be challenges to achieve results. Interpersonal issues within

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Jason W. Lee, Ryan K. Zapalac, Elizabeth A. Gregg and Courtney Godfrey

, and faculty. SHSU offered traditional sports including flag football, softball, soccer, and basketball, as well as more non-traditional activities, such as tailgate games and even quidditch. Each semester, the intramural staff assembled a schedule that allowed the students to compete in various

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Jules Woolf, Jess C. Dixon, B. Christine Green and Patrick J. Hill

announcement for the Dean’s position at USCO arrived in his inbox one cold and rainy afternoon, he wasted little time assembling his application. Not only did this position provide a natural next step in Jacobs’s professional career, it brought him back to his athletic roots. With responsibility for all

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Laura Cousens

Sport franchises are challenged to operate within the fast-changing environment of the professional sport industry. The purpose of this paper is to ascertain the extent to which these organizations are changing and to understand why some organizations have embraced the competitive strategies and institutional beliefs of their contemporary environment, while others have remained relatively unchanged. The concept of archetypes was used to create two templates for professional sport franchises: The sport-centered archetype and the business-centered archetype. Data were then collected from interviews with representatives of five AAA baseball franchises, documents were retained from the league's public relations firm and the franchises themselves, and information was assembled from newspapers and trade magazines. The results of the research indicated that one organization was in the sport-centered archetype, three were in the business-centered archetype, and one was between the two archetypes. It was found that a trigger for change and the ownership of the franchise impacted heavily on the ability of the franchises to adapt to their contemporary environment.

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Hebe Schaillée, Ramón Spaaij, Ruth Jeanes and Marc Theeboom

knowledge translation to include the context-specific practical knowledge that underpins practice as well as the tacit knowledge that is built and shared among practitioners ( Greenhalgh & Wieringa, 2011 ). In knowledge translation practices, knowledge is assembled at this interface between academic and

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Robert Kennedy

fans and supporters. The editors of the book, Marcus Callies and Magnus Levin, have assembled a fascinating collection of work addressing an intersection of language and context that is of itself a growing area of interest for linguists. The contributions—which consist of 11 chapters written by a total

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R. Dale Sheptak Jr. and Brian E. Menaker

) to assemble a “portfolio of jobs” that offer little to no long-term economic security. The modern colloquialism for this type of worker would be “gig workers” ( Kessler, 2018 ). Kessler broadly describes gig workers as those who work without any guarantee of steady hours or benefits. This phenomenon