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Molly Hayes Sauder, Michael Mudrick and Jaime R. DeLuca

role models. Jones et al. ( 2008 ) claimed that gender imbalances in the classroom likely contribute to the belief that there is a carryover effect, in that the sport industry is similarly male dominated and women face legitimate barriers in the field. Certainly barriers for females in the sport

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Carrie W. LeCrom, Brendan Dwyer and Gregory Greenhalgh

( Schulenkorf et al., 2016 , p. 35). This above statement led us to the consideration of the current study, a conceptual piece framed around addressing the barriers to theory development in SFD and discussing the potential solutions to some of the challenges. Theory development, application, and evaluation take

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Noni Zaharia and Anastasios Kaburakis

Collaboration between industry and academia is a subject of great interest to sport management academics and sport industry leaders in the United States. However, there is a lack of research regarding barriers to sport industry–academia collaborations and bridging the gap between sport management research and practitioners. The aim of the study was to explore trends in collaboration barriers among various research involvement levels of U.S. sport firms with sport management academia. Data were gathered from 303 sport managers working for U.S. sport companies. Results indicated several barriers for research collaborations between the U.S. sport industry and academia. Such barriers include transactional barriers, sport industry subsectors, sport organizations’ location, and age and education level of respondents.

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Jon Welty Peachey and Adam Cohen

Research partnerships between scholars and sport for development and peace (SDP) organizations are common, but firsthand accounts of the challenges and barriers faced by scholars when forming and sustaining partnerships are rare. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine them, and to uncover strategies to overcome these challenges across different partnership contexts. Eight prominent SDP scholars were interviewed. Guided by collaboration theory and the partnership literature, findings revealed challenges included navigating the political and organizational landscape; securing commitments from organizations with limited resources; negotiating divergent goals, objectives, and understandings; and conducting long-term evaluations and research. Strategies to address these issues involved developing strategic partnerships, cultivating mutual understanding, building trust, starting small, finding the cause champion, and developing a track record of success. Key theoretical and practical implications are drawn forth, as well as intriguing future research directions.

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Meg G. Hancock, Lindsey Darvin and Nefertiti A. Walker

professional sport organizations. Further, leaders in sport organizations are predominately White and male. Individuals who do not fit the prototypical sport industry leader (e.g., White and male) may experience barriers to entry based on race, sex, and social and gender role stereotypes. They may also

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Erin Morris, Ryan Vooris and Tara Q. Mahoney

equate[d] to a lack of knowledge about sport” (p. 16). Furthermore, female students felt they had to work harder than male students to overcome gender discrimination. Sauder, Mudrick, and DeLuca ( 2018 ) reaffirmed these findings in their study of perceived barriers and supports of female undergraduate

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Jamee A. Pelcher and Brian P. McCullough

integration of sustainability throughout collegiate athletics, there are still immense barriers in the form of limited human and financial resources that have prevented many institutions from embracing sustainability. Fortunately, the successful examples of collegiate athletic departments’ sustainability

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Jimmy Sanderson and Blair Browning

This essay discusses how Twitter can be used as a pedagogical tool for sport communication and sport management courses. Given the prevalence with which Twitter has penetrated the sport industry and the frequency with which college students use social media, Twitter is a complementary and viable classroom component. The essay provides ways in which Twitter can be used for formal assignments in the sport communication and sport management classroom. The essay concludes by discussing some challenges to using Twitter in the classroom, describing strategies for overcoming these barriers, and encouraging sport communication and sport management educators to embrace the culture of convergence that Twitter affords. The appendix offers detailed guidelines for the assignments discussed in the essay.

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Leeann M. Lower-Hoppe, Liz A. Wanless, Sarah M. Aldridge and Daniel W. Jones

, 1991 ) has been most widely cited as the barrier to effective experiential learning implementation. The time-intensive nature can be problematic for content inclusion, as experiential learning project management can both compete with and crowd out content delivery. With blended learning’s integration

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Jörg Vianden and Elizabeth A. Gregg

codes like “Sports Is Masculine,” “Racism in Sports,” and “Owners Won’t Change” into the theme of “Barriers to Diversity in Sport.” The first author and graduate student repeated this process for all other codes. Four distinct themes emerged answering questions about the participants’ thoughts about