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SPTE Around the World

Posted on: November 16, 2017

Sport and Entertainment Management Presentations Around the World

The month of November has been a busy one for the Sport and Entertainment Management Department, beginning with faculty, staff and students scattering across the globe to present research at three major conferences.

The HRSM presence was felt in Boston at the Sport Marketing Association’s annual conference, with eight faculty, five doctoral students and one undergraduate student on the program.

In Windsor, Ontario, four faculty members and one doctoral student presented at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport conference.

Finally, two faculty members and one doctoral student represented the department, college and university at the XVII IASE General Assembly & International Conference in Sports Economics in Shanghai, China.

Research presentations, SMA:

“The National Sport Network in 2017: Changing Environment and Drivers of Ratings”
Norm O’Reilly, Ohio University
Kelly Evans, University of South Carolina—doctoral student

“Predicting Fan Behavior: Expanding the Network Approach”
Matthew Katz. University of Massachusetts Amherst
Bob Heere, University of South Carolina

“The ‘Social’ Evolution of Olympic Legal and Brand Protection”
John Grady, University of South Carolina
Anthony Carson, University of South Carolina—undergraduate student
Khalid Ballouli, University of South Carolina

What is a Star? Star Power and Demand for Professional Sport” 
Timothy D. DeSchriver, University of Delaware
Stephen L. Shapiro, University of South Carolina
Daniel A. Rascher, University of San Francisco

“Team Fighting: Fan Identification and Viewership Intentions of a Violent Niche Sport”
Lamar Reams, Old Dominion University
Stephen L. Shapiro, University of South Carolina

 

Poster presentations, SMA:

“Managing ‘Social Media Shaming’ to Enhance Professional Sports Clubs’ Reputation toward Fans with Disabilities”
Juan Luis Paramio-Salcines, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
John Grady, University of South Carolina
Paul James Kitchin, Ulster University

“The Fathering Effect: The Effects of Physical and Perceived Father Involvement on Children’s Long-Term Team Identification”
Katherine R.N. Reifurth, University of South Carolina—doctoral student
Khalid Ballouli (Advisor), University of South Carolina
Bob Heere (Advisor), University of South Carolina

“The Influence of Controversial Sponsorships on Sport Teams”
Kelly Evans, University of South Carolina—doctoral student
Walker J. Ross, University of South Carolina—doctoral student
Matthew Brown, University of South Carolina

“The Role of Identity and Self-sacrificial Leaders on Social Capital in Youth Sport Organizations”
Dorothy Collins, University of South Carolina—doctoral student
Bob Heere (Advisor), University of South Carolina

“Development of a Stadium Stimuli and Local Image Fit Scale”
Yongjin Hwang, University of South Carolina—doctoral student
Khalid Ballouli (Advisor), University of South Carolina

 

College Sports Symposium, SMA:

“One Hundred Years of Rebranding Big-Time College Sport: Enough is Enough...Call for Adoption of a Non-NCAA College Sport Paradigm”
Mark Nagel (Moderator), Sport Management Faculty, University of South Carolina
Amy Huchthausen, Commissioner, America East Conference
Ed O’Hara, President and Chief Creative Officer, SME
Richard Southall, Sport Management Faculty, University of South Carolina
Vaughn Williams, Senior Associate Athletics Director of Administration, Boston College

 

MLS National Sales Center Ignite Presentation, SMA:

“#MillennialTalk: Communicating Tradition to Non-Traditionalists”
Kelly Evans, University of South Carolina—doctoral student

 

Research presentations and sessions, NASSS:

“Sport Environment and the Sociology of Concussion Injuries”
Organizer and Presider: Grace Yan, University of South Carolina

“Analyzing College Athletes' Perceptions for Concussions: From the Perspectives of Organizational Culture”
Grace Yan, University of South Carolina
Melinda Valliant, University of Mississippi
Nicholas Watanabe, University of South Carolina

“The Political Economy of Kaepernick’s Protests: An Alternative Understanding of Athlete Activism”
Nicholas Watanabe, University of South Carolina
Grace Yan, University of South Carolina
Brian Soebbing, University of Alberta

“Two-Stage Oscillating Migration Patterns of Former U.S Men’s Collegiate Basketball Players—Exploring Lived Experiences”
Victor Kidd, University of South Carolina—doctoral student
Richard M. Southall, University of South Carolina
Mark S. Nagel, University of South Carolina

 

Research presentations, IASE:

“The Impact of Air Pollution on Fan Attendance: An Analysis of the Chinese Super League”
Nick Watanabe—University of South Carolina
Grace Yan—University of South Carolina
Wantong Fu—University of Mississippi

“The Asian-Born Player Policy’s Impact on Competitive Balance in the Chinese Basketball Association”
Hua Gong—University of South Carolina—doctoral student

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