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Samuel López-Carril and Christos Anagnostopoulos

Sport’s social and commercial values are indisputable, as is its communicative power. Common denominators and facilitators for these values within the organizational field of sport seem to be the ever-increasing practice of corporate social responsibility (CSR; Kolyperas, Anagnostopoulos, Chadwick

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Jessica R. Murfree and Chelsea C. Police

Recently, Adidas’ Director of Global Partnerships conducted an organization-wide meeting to provide the front office with an update on the brand’s endeavors. As the newly hired Assistant Director of Global Partnerships with a background in corporate social responsibility (CSR), you were

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Cole G. Armstrong, Theodore M. Butryn, Vernon L. Andrews, and Matthew A. Masucci

practices. One strategic element germane to the business practices of many modern organizations is corporate social responsibility (CSR). According to Bradish and Cronin ( 2009 ), “CSR can be broadly understood as the responsibility of organizations to be ethical and accountable to the needs of their

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Cheri Bradish and J. Joseph Cronin

Over the past decade, there has been a groundswell of support within the sport industry to be “good sports”, as evidenced by a growing number of, and commitment to, “giving” initiatives and “charitable” programs. Consider the following examples:

• In 1998, the “Sports Philanthropy Project” was founded, devoted to “harnessing the power of professional sports to support the development of healthy communities.” (Sports Philanthropy Project, 2009) To date, this organization has supported and sustained over 400 philanthropic-related organizations associated with athlete charities, league initiatives, and team foundations in the United States and Canada.

• In 2003, “Right To Play” (formerly Olympic Aid) the international humanitarian organization was established, which has used sport to bring about change in over 40 of the world's most disadvantaged communities. Of note is their vision to “engage leaders on all sides of sport, business and media, to ensure every child's right to play” (

• In 2005, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) became one of the first sport organizations to create an internal corporate social responsibility unit, and soon thereafter committed a significant percentage of their revenues to related corporate social responsibility programs (FIFA, 2005).

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Stefan Walzel, Jonathan Robertson, and Christos Anagnostopoulos

Over the last four decades, the notion of corporate social responsibility (CSR) has attracted considerable interest in both scholarship and practice ( Aguinis & Glavas, 2012 ). In the field of sports, the application of socially responsible programs has gained momentum over the past decade or so

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Eva Guijarro, Ann MacPhail, Sixto González-Víllora, and Natalia María Arias-Palencia

and the level of personal responsibility and social responsibility aligned with specific roles. It is anticipated that this will provide evidence on the extent to which the introduction and practice of different roles in physical education (e.g., captain, coach) can affect the level of responsibility

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Cleo Schyvinck, Kathy Babiak, Bram Constandt, and Annick Willem

Professional sport organizations are increasingly expected to behave in a socially responsible manner, and research has acknowledged the role of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in professional sport organizations to positively impact the organization, its stakeholders, and society at large

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Robin J. Dunn and Sarah A. Doolittle

, and physical activity. He used a variety of formal and informal ways of sharing the teaching personal and social responsibility (TPSR) model, and many professionals were inspired to try out the model in their own professional practice. Currently, Don’s TPSR model has become institutionalized as a

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Kelsey McEntyre, Matthew D. Curtner-Smith, and K. Andrew R. Richards

describing the patterns of PT–student negotiation that occurred in another instructional model, teaching personal and social responsibility (TPSR; Hellison, 2011 ). The research questions we sought to answer were (a) What forms did PT–student negotiations take during TPSR units? and (b) To what extent did

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Shirley Gray, Paul M. Wright, Richard Sievwright, and Stuart Robertson

social responsibility (TPSR; Hellison, 2011 ) is a pedagogical model that was developed to promote positive youth development and social and emotional skills in PE and other physical activity contexts. The model has been developed and researched extensively over the last 40 years, with researchers