Student Research Competition 2014

 The North American Society for Sport Management is pleased to announce its annual student research competition. To be eligible for this competition, students MUST be enrolled in a college or university at the deadline of submission (11:59pm Wednesday January 15, 2014), AND not be employed in a full-time academic position at the submission deadline. Students may not submit more than ONE paper for this competition, and if accepted for presentation, this paper will count toward the two-presentation maximum for the NASSM Annual Conference.

Papers should reflect a student’s analytical and/or theoretical research interest and be appropriate for presentation at the NASSM Annual Conference. The winner of the student competition will have an opportunity to present this paper at the President’s Luncheon during the NASSM Annual Conference (May 27 - 31, 2014, Pittsburgh, PA).

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMISSION

  1. Papers must be received electronically no later than 11:59pm EST on Wednesday January 15, 2014.
  2. The page limit for all submitted manuscripts is 35 double-spaced pages, INCLUDING references, tables, figures and appendices. Papers that are more than 35 pages will not be eligible for the competition.
  3. Papers must be submitted in English and use a minimum of 12-point font and one-inch margins.
  4. Students must also adhere to the Instructions to Authors section published in the Journal of Sport Management. Papers should not be submitted if its author does not meet ALL of these requirements.
  5. All papers will be subject to textual similarity review by plagiarism detection software.
  6. Papers must be submitted electronically to the Student Research Competition coordinator, Ellen J. Staurowsky (ejs95@drexel.edu). The submissions should be sent as a file attachment to an email, and should be in MS-Word (*.doc) format. Do not send a paper in pdf or zip file format.

Each submission must also be an Authorship Declaration form signed by both the student's academic advisor and the student. If the paper constitutes part of a broader research project undertaken by the student and/or advisor, a note as to how the submitted paper represents an original, independent contribution by the student (i.e., single author) must be provided in the Authorship Declaration. The research paper cannot be submitted for any other presentation at the conference, nor should it have been previously undergone scholarly peer review, or have been presented/accepted for publication in other scholarly outlets.

Papers must be received electronically
no later than 11:59pm EST on Wednesday January 15, 2014.

 

The Student Paper Review Committee will evaluate all submissions using a blind review process based on the following criteria:

  1. Relevance or significance of the topic
  2. Theoretical basis
  3. Methodology
  4. Discussion and interpretation
  5. Clarity of writing

BENEFITS OF SUBMISSION

Students will receive constructive comments and suggestions from the reviewers on how the paper may be strengthened for possible presentation and publication. The student winner will be recognized by NASSM with the following awards:  

  1. A 20-minute presentation of the research at the 2014 NASSM Conference President’s Luncheon.
  2. A waiver of the conference registration fee.
  3. A $500 (US) award.
  4. Complimentary one-year membership in NASSM.
  5. Plaque in recognition of the award.

The top three finalists (other than the award winner) will each receive a $250 (US) award in addition to a waiver of the conference registration fee. These three finalists may be asked to present their paper as a 20-minute oral presentation at the 2014 NASSM Conference.

Further questions and information, please contact:

 

Ellen J. Staurowsky, Ed.D.
Professor
Department of Sport Management
3001 Market Street
One Drexel Plaza
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA  19103

ejs95@drexel.edu


 

Download the Student Research Competition
2014 Call For Papers

 

Past Student Research Competition Award Winners

2013, Mikihiro Soto, Temple University; Advisors: Jeremy Jordan and Dan Funk

2012, Steve Swanson, Temple University; Advisor: Aubrey Kent

2011, Yuhei Inoue, Temple University; Advisor: Aubrey Kent

2010, Laura Wood, University of Western Ontario; Advisor: Karen Danylchuk

2009, Brendan Dwyer, University of Northern Colorado; Advisor: Dave Stotlar

2008, Masayuki Yoshida, Florida State University; Advisor: Jeffrey James

2007: Laura Misener, University of Alberta; Advisor: Dan Mason

2006: Ted Alexander, University of British Columbia; Advisor: Wendy Frisby

2005: Jin-Wook Han, Florida State University; Advisor: Aubrey Kent

2004: Ian Patrick, University of Louisville; Advisor: Dan Mahony

2003: Samuel Todd, Florida State University; Advisor: Aubrey Kent

2002: George Cunningham, The Ohio State University; Advisor: Packianathan Chelladurai

2001: Stephen D. Ross, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Advisor: Jeffrey James

2000: Michael Sagas, Texas A&M University; Advisor: Frank Ashley

1999: Aubrey Kent, The Ohio State University; Advisor: Packianathan Chelladurai

1998: Mick Jackowski, University of Northern Colorado; Co-Advisors: Linda Sharp & Dianna Gray

1997: Danny O'Brien, De Montfort University; Advisor: Trevor Slack

1996: Dan Mason, University of Alberta; Advisor: Trevor Slack

1995: Laura Cousens, University of Alberta, Advisor: Trevor Slack

1994: John Amis, University of Alberta; Advisor: Trevor Slack

1993: Yannis Evanipolous, The Ohio State University; Advisor: Dennis Howard

1992: Tim Berrett, University of Alberta; Advisor: Trevor Slack

1991: Ming Li, University of Kansas; Advisor: Marlene Mawson

1990: Chris Liebacher, Bowling Green State University; Joel Klinger, Bowling Green State University, Advisor: Jacquelyn Cuneen; Donna Lori, University of Windsor, Advisor: Gordon Olafson