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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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Terese Wilhelmsen and Marit Sørensen

This systematic review examines research published from 2009 to 2015 on inclusion of children with disabilities in physical education according to the PRISMA guidelines. We have used a stakeholder approach as a framework for organizing and discussing the results. The searches yielded 535 studies, of which 112 were included. The systematic review outlines which stakeholder perspectives received the most attention, the main themes and findings, the methodological trends that governed the research contribution, and the country of data collection. The main findings indicated that perspectives of pre- and in-service teachers and studies of attitudes still dominate the research contributions. The strengths and limitations of the research conducted to date highlight that several other perspectives need to be discussed. Especially important is seeking information from children with disabilities themselves. Other barriers and facilitators perceived by those actively involved in the inclusion process need to be sought.

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Geoffrey D. Broadhead and Allen W. Burton

In this opinion paper, we pose the question whether the current generation of scholars have taken advantage of the rich legacy of early adapted physical activity (APA) research. We believe that this legacy often has been ignored, even though it holds many treasures waiting to be rediscovered. We begin with a brief description of the knowledge base in APA prior to 1980, then evaluate the present recognition of past research contributions. Finally, we recommend how students, professionals, and researchers might be encouraged to take advantage of the vast body of literature in APA and related fields.

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Jeff McCubbin

The purpose of this paper is to identify and describe key research contributions that have shaped the field of adapted physical activity. That was not an easy task as the area of adapted physical activity is relatively new. The field is also quite broad and has been influenced by many people and sociopolitical influences. In an effort to constrain the scope of influences, this paper will focus on studies related to motor performance and health-related physical fitness of persons with intellectual disabilities (ID). This was done in part because that is an area where I believe that my work and that of students and colleagues at Oregon State University, helped to contribute small fraction of what is known and in a way to help substantiate how much more there is to know. It is challenging to answer the questions of whose work significantly influenced what we now know about the health and fitness status of persons with ID. And more importantly what direction does this area of research need to go for us to change health related outcomes of this group?

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Duane Knudson

number of citations (e.g.,  c  > 15 or 30) from what database(s) should be used for these metrics for a particular subdiscipline. Evaluators should also consider whether lack of citation may be logical given the nature of the research contributions of a candidate. In mature disciplines where there are

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

employment opportunity. This was done to provide the field with a current understanding of the academic job market in sport management and how that market values aspects, such as industry experience, teaching experience, and research contributions. Literature Review The sport industry has undergone rapid

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Anne Holding, Jo-Annie Fortin, Joëlle Carpentier, Nora Hope and Richard Koestner

Psychology, 7 ( 4 ), 395 – 412 . doi: 10.1080/1612197X.2009.9671916 Stambulova , N.B. ( 2016 ). Theoretical developments in career transition research: Contributions of European sport psychology . In M. Raab , P. Wylleman , R. Seiler , A.-M. Elbe , & A. Hatzigeorgiadis (Eds.), Sport

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Roy David Samuel

transition research: Contributions of European sport psychology . In M. Raab , P. Wylleman , R. Seiler , A.-M. Elbe , & A. Hatzigeorgiadis (Eds.). Sport and exercise psychology research: From theory to practice (pp.  251 – 268 ) London, UK : Elsevier . 10.1016/B978-0-12-803634-1.00012-1 Stambulova

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Jafrā D. Thomas and Bradley J. Cardinal

-based participatory research contributions to intervention research: The intersection of science and practice to improve health equity . American Journal of Public Health, 100 ( Suppl. 1 ), S40 – S46 . doi:10.2105/AJPH.2009.184036 10.2105/AJPH.2009.184036 Wang , L.W. , Miller , M.J. , Schmitt , M.R. , & Wen