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Chen Chen and Daniel S. Mason

In the 1960s, sport management emerged as an academic discipline in the United States, with an emphasis on the administration of the collegiate and professional sport industries ( Parks & Olafson, 1987 ; Pitts, 2001 ). In subsequent decades, largely spearheaded by researchers based in developed

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Allyson C. Hartzell and Marlene A. Dixon

sales profits, a larger customer base, and greater relative earnings. Organizations with a critical mass of at least 30% of women in top management have been shown to have significantly better performance than those with no women in top management in regard to various criteria ( Catalyst, 2013

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Robyn Lubisco, Genevieve F.E. Birren, and Ryan Vooris

Do full-time sport management job postings ask for practical experience as a requisite for employment? Is practical experience required in the majority of full-time faculty positions in sport management/administration? These were questions raised by a conversation on the North American Society for

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Andrew Cruickshank, Dave Collins, and Sue Minten

Stimulated by growing interest in the organizational and performance leadership components of Olympic success, sport psychology researchers have identified performance director–led culture change as a process of particular theoretical and applied significance. To build on initial work in this area and develop practically meaningful understanding, a pragmatic research philosophy and grounded theory methodology were engaged to uncover culture change best practice from the perspective of newly appointed performance directors. Delivered in complex and contested settings, results revealed that the optimal change process consisted of an initial evaluation, planning, and impact phase adjoined to the immediate and enduring management of a multidirectional perception- and power-based social system. As the first inquiry of its kind, these findings provide a foundation for the continued theoretical development of culture change in Olympic sport performance teams and a first model on which applied practice can be based.

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Jennifer L Kuk, Shahnaz Davachi, Andrea M. Kriska, Michael C. Riddell, and Edward W. Gregg

This article briefly summarizes the “Pre-Diabetes Detection and Intervention Symposium” that described ongoing and past pre-diabetes interventions, and outlined some considerations when deciding to target specific populations with pre-diabetes. The success of type 2 diabetes (T2D) prevention clinical trials provides clear evidence that healthy lifestyle change can prevent the development of T2D in a cost effective manner in high risk individuals. However, who to target and what cut-points should be used to identify individuals who would qualify for these T2D prevention programs are not simple questions. More stringent cut-offs are more efficient in preventing T2D, but less equitable. Interventions will likely need to be adapted and made more economical for local communities and health care centers if they are to be adopted universally. Further, they may need to be adapted to meet the specific needs of certain high-risk populations such as ethnic minorities. The Chronic Disease Management & Prevention Program for Diverse Populations in Alberta and the Pre-diabetes Detection and Physical Activity Intervention Delivery project in Toronto represent 2 examples of specialized interventions that are targeted at certain high risk populations. To reverse the current T2D trends will require continued efforts to develop and refine T2D prevention interventions.

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Haylee U. Mercado and John Grady

in interdisciplinary research and processes and its applied research methods, colleges and universities have rushed to “be green” in areas of engineering, business, management, and tourism ( Dale & Newman, 2005 ). Although the topic has received scant attention in the sport management pedagogical

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David Pierce, Melissa Davies, and Bryan Kryder

competencies: critical thinking/problem solving, oral/written communications, teamwork/collaboration, digital technology, leadership, professionalism/work ethic, career management, and global/intercultural fluency ( National Association of Colleges and Employers, 2017 ). Employers want to hire students who can

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Priscila Alfaro-Barrantes, Brittany L. Jacobs, and Brian Wendry

been shown to enhance skills, such as communication, team building, and critical thinking; it also builds self-esteem and develops a sense of responsibility for decision making. The implementation of service-learning in a Sport Management curriculum has proven effective in enhancing student engagement

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

as a critical component of sport management education and industry preparation ( Case, 2007 ; Foster & Dollar, 2010 ; Judge et al., 2011 ; Petersen & Pierce, 2009 ). As a result, sport management programs have adopted experiential learning as part of their curricula on a number of levels ( Case

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Sheri J. Brock, Jared A. Russell, Brenna Cosgrove, and Jessica Richards

, and certifications). In addition, GTAs edit contact information and office hours to finalize the template syllabi and online materials in the Canvas Learning Management System precreated by the PAWP coordinator for the courses they will be teaching. Also prior to arrival on campus, GTAs complete