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Unexpected Careers: My Environment Made Me Do Them

Thomas L. McKenzie

established growing up on the farm, education, early work experiences, and important connections and collaborations have influenced my subsequent involvement in kinesiology as an academic. Until this invitation, I rarely reflected on my academic career or how I became involved in it. Consequently, completing

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Analyzing Collaborations Involving Nonprofit Youth Sport Organizations: A Resource-Dependency Perspective

Gareth J. Jones, Katie Misener, Per G. Svensson, Elizabeth Taylor, and Moonsup Hyun

, 2011 ; Misener & Doherty, 2013 ). In addition, there is also an expectation that collaborations involving nonprofits generate value beyond the tangible and intangible benefits that accrue to partnering organizations ( Austin, 2010 ). Unlike the private for-profit sector in which collaboration is

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University–Organization Collaboration in Sport for Development: Understanding Practitioners’ Perspectives and Experiences in Research and Evaluation Partnerships

Meredith A. Whitley, Jon Welty Peachey, Julia Leitermann, NaRi Shin, and Adam Cohen

partnerships with universities, which range from academic programs and athletic departments to individual scholars and student researchers ( Schulenkorf et al., 2014 ; Svensson et al., 2014 ; Welty Peachey & Cohen, 2016 ). These university–organization collaborations (UOCs) include applied experiences like

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Intervening in a Messy Reality: A Case of Interorganizational Collaboration in Talent Development Within the Danish Sport System

Ole Winthereik Mathorne, Natalia Stambulova, and Kristoffer Henriksen

interorganizational collaboration between the club, the municipality, and the sport federation influences the prospective athletes’ day-to-day activities in their local clubs ( Mathorne et al., 2020 ; 2021 ). In exploring such a collaboration, the authors developed a concept of an organizational triangle, which can

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Enhancing the Mental Performance of Head Coaches in Professional Sports: A Case Study of Collaboration With the Head Coach of a Professional Basketball Team

Charles A. Maher

organizations encompasses many responsibilities ( Halberstam, 2006 ; Hodge et al., 2019 ). These responsibilities include but are not limited to player development, communication with players and staff, practice and game preparation, evaluation of performance, staff development, collaboration with front

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A Call for Collaboration and Commitment to Mission

Lori A. Gano-Overway

for WSPAJ. In this editorial, I reflect upon recent accomplishments of the journal, my vision for its future, and the role of collaboration in this effort. Recent Accomplishments In 2012, PAGWSPA, housed in the UNC-G Center for Women’s Health and Wellness, gained ownership of the journal. With the

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Cathy Ennis: Reflections on Our Collaboration and Friendship

Stephen Silverman

ourselves. As we were walking out of the session we began talking again and spent about an hour discussing the conference and our scholarly work. This began a friendship and a collaboration that lasted the next 3 decades. On that first day we met, we had a lot in common. We had both recently earned our

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Creating Interinstitutional Collaboration to Enhance Student Learning Outcomes and Potential Kinesiology Professionalization

Lara M. Duke and Cindy K. Piletic

This paper explores the use of collaboration theory and the consensus building framework to develop institutional strategic alliances at two North American postsecondary institutions. Collaboration between institutional and/or external partners offers rich opportunities to develop creative programming that provides students with opportunities for service learning situated in a well-planned curriculum. The collaboration development capitalizes on mutually beneficial outcomes for all partners and affords more informed decision making and impact than if partners were working individually. This paper highlights two successful partnerships and outlines the future direction of those collaborative alliances.

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Engaging Axiology: Enabling Meaningful Transdisciplinary Collaboration in Adapted Physical Activity

Danielle Peers

impact upon interdisciplinary collaborations. Next, I introduce four possible axiological dissonances that may undermine our attempts at transdisciplinary research with disability communities. In so doing, I offer some strategies for bridging these axiological gaps, enabling us to work together toward

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Bridging the Gap: U.S. Sport Managers on Barriers to Industry–Academia Research Collaboration

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.