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Trevor Slack and Bob Hinings

Edited by Lucie Thibault

While it is one of the central topics in the study of organizations, the concept of strategy has received little attention in the sport management literature. This paper is, in part, designed to help fill some of this void. Specifically, the purpose of the paper is to empirically verify a framework proposed by Thibault, Slack, and Hinings (1993) for the analysis of strategy in nonprofit sport organizations and to locate a sample of national level sport organizations within this framework according to their strategic type. The results of the study support the existence and utility of the two dimensions identified in Thibault et al.'s framework. They also reveal that there are common characteristics within the organizations that constitute each of the framework's four strategic types. The identification of these characteristics provides us with a preliminary understanding of the strategic initiatives being pursued by those sport organizations.

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Sarah Price, Richard H. Williams, Christopher Wilburn, Portia Williams, Danielle Wadsworth, Wendi Weimar, Jared Russell and Mary E. Rudisill

This article presents an overview of how faculty in the School of Kinesiology at Auburn University (AU) are working with minority-serving institutions in similar disciplines to promote diversity and inclusion. Florida A&M (FAMU) and Albany State University (ASU) are both Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), and AU is a Predominantly White Institution (PWI). Part of this initiative has been accomplished through the development of AU’s Future Scholars Summer Research Bridge Program in partnership with south-eastern HBCUs. Success has been measured as an increase in student recruitment and increased opportunities for students from underrepresented groups seeking graduate opportunities. The partnership between FAMU and AU has also provided opportunities for faculty and students to promote diversity and be more inclusive through research collaborations. These partnerships are addressing this important need to be more purposeful in our efforts of establishing greater diversity and being a more inclusive discipline.

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Frederik Ehlen, Jess C. Dixon and Todd M. Loughead

importance of vision and values as being fundamental to the nature of strategic leadership and in setting an organization’s sense of direction. Additionally, the interview highlights the importance of strategic planning to create corporate value. Interviewer: How did you become the CEO of MLSE? Peddie: It

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Jamee A. Pelcher and Brian P. McCullough

This past April 22 (Earth Day), Smallville University (SU) President Williams expanded the campus’ environmental sustainability commitment by mandating that all departments on campus must have a strategic plan in place to address their respective environmental impacts by 2020 to establish specific

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Kylie McNeill, Natalie Durand-Bush and Pierre-Nicolas Lemyre

, wherein coaches (a) set personal goals and preferred standards and create strategic plans to achieve them (i.e.,  forethought/preparation ), (b) carry out their plans and monitor their performance (i.e.,  performance/execution ), and (c) evaluate their performance outcomes and adapt their plans as needed

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Mary E. Rudisill

Over the past 35 years, institutions of higher education have been involved in strategic planning in an attempt to promote their priorities and remain competitive in challenging economic times. Efforts have been made to improve the process and effectiveness of strategic planning over those years. Although strategic planning can be effective, the plan must be created properly and also implemented in an effective manner. Since online learning has become an increasingly important revenue source for many institutions of higher education, as well as an alternative way to provide instruction to students, it is typically included within institutional strategic plans and prioritized for growth. Ensuring that faculty “buy-in” to this goal and strategic priorities requires significant faculty engagement. In this paper, options for implementation and ways to promote engagement are discussed within a case study of how Auburn University kinesiology faculty took part in educational transformation and innovation by connecting to the campus mission.

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Meera Sreedhara, Karin Valentine Goins, Christine Frisard, Milagros C. Rosal and Stephenie C. Lemon

improve opportunities for PA in communities. Interventions that increase utilization of strategic planning processes among LHDs to address land use and transportation systems require further investigation. Perceived and objective safety are well-known barriers to active transportation, 35 , 36 but a

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Ole Winthereik Mathorne, Kristoffer Henriksen and Natalia Stambulova

representing the triangle organizations. The CSF model (Figure  2 ) has its starting point in the preconditions (e.g., financial, human, facilities, and time) provided by each organization in the collaboration. Then, the model illustrates how the processes (e.g., strategic planning, communication, coordination

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Nicola Brown and Yasmin Bowmer

support the development of self-regulatory and self-management skills, such as strategic planning, goal setting, and self-monitoring ( Dunning & Giallo, 2012 ). Another potential explanation for physical exertion being rated the highest PA barrier by both age groups, and being rated significantly higher

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Monika Grygorowicz, Martyna Michałowska, Paulina Jurga, Tomasz Piontek, Honorata Jakubowska and Tomasz Kotwicki

more often, and competitions are more attractive both for the fans and sponsors. In order to increase the number of girls/women playing football, the Women’s Football Committee in the Polish Football Association (WFC-PFA) has developed a long-term strategic plan, 3 where one of the priorities is to