Awards

With the following awards, the European Association for Sport Management (EASM) recognises outstanding contributions to its annual European Sport Management Conference in particular, and aspirational research in general. Please note that Short Papers can only be submitted either towards the EASM Best Conference Paper Award 2020 or the ESMQ New Researcher Award 2020.

EASM Best Conference Paper Award 2020

Researchers are invited to submit a Short Paper in order to be considered for the EASM Best Paper Award 2020, which will be awarded at the conference. (Note: For some conference Workshops, it may be mandatory to submit a Short Paper).

To be considered for the Award, applicants submit a Short Paper (maximum 2,500 words; including tables/figures and captions, but excluding references) in addition to their standard Scientific Abstract (see Abstract Submission Guidelines here). The submission should be based on fresh research that is has not been published/accepted as a journal article or that is under review already.

In the first round, submissions are filtered based only on the strength of the respective Scientific Abstract that is submitted simultaneously with the Short Paper. In the second round, remaining Short Papers are independently evaluated by the Award Committee. In the final round, the Committee decides on the winner based on three shortlisted papers.

The EASM Best Conference Paper Award 2019 was awarded to Yue Meng-Lewis (Open University), Donna Wong (Coventry University), and Yupei Zhao (Sun Yat-sen University)

2020 Award Committee members: Guillaume Bodet (Chair; London 2020 Scientific and Programme Committee member, EASM Board representative), N.N. (ESMQ Editorial Board representative), Karin Book (EASM Board representative), Aaron Smith (London 2020 Scientific and Programme Committee member), and Leigh Robinson (ESMQ Editorial Board representative).

ESMQ New Researcher Award (NRA) 2020

This award is organised by the European Sport Management Quarterly (ESMQ, www.tandfonline.com/toc/resm20/current) and sponsored by Routledge Journals (www.tandfonline.com).

The NRA is for the best original theoretical or empirical advance and significant unpublished contribution in sport management. The research should be appropriate for presentation at the annual European Sport Management Conference and for publication in ESMQ.

To be eligible for the Award, researchers must be near to completion of their PhD or have graduated less than three years prior to submission. The prize is established to stimulate dissemination of new ideas and innovative research in sport management by encouraging new researchers at the start of their career.

The author/s of the best paper will receive a prize of EUR 500 which has been donated by Routledge Journals. In addition, the winner will receive a complimentary one-year EASM membership, which includes a free annual subscription to the ESMQ. The winner will also be invited to submit a full paper of his/her work to the ESMQ for publication, taking into account the comments and feedback of the reviewers on how the paper may be strengthened for possible publication. The normal ESMQ review process will then take place.

An NRA panel will adjudicate on the award which will be weighted as follows:

  • 70% will be based on the written paper
  • 30% will be based on the oral presentation during the European Sport Management Conference in London 2020

Please note the instructions for NRA paper submissions, which is organised along a three-stage process:

Round 1: Applicants submit both a standard Scientific Abstract and a Short Paper (maximum 2,500 words; including tables/figures and captions, but excluding references) by 17th April 2020. In the online submission form, they should select the category “ESMQ New Researcher Award 2020“. All Scientific Abstracts and Short Papers will be reviewed. Selected candidates will be invited to participate in the following round.

Note: Submitted abstracts from candidates not entering Round 2 will be automatically fed into the standard review process for the conference. This means that candidates may still be able to present their work at the conference.

Round 2: The selected candidates submit a Full Paper adhering to ESMQ submission guidelines via ESMQ’s online submission homepage.

Round 3: The selected candidates are invited to present their papers as part of the special NRA session at the European Sport Management Conference London 2020. The presentation should not be a response to the reviews but focus on the contribution of the work to the sport management literature.

Also, please consider the following information:

  • Selected candidates need to provide a statement regarding the stage of their academic career, including where appropriate, the date of graduation for their doctoral degree as “Remark/Message to the Program Committee and Chairs”.
  • The research paper may not have been presented or published previously in scholarly outlets.
  • If the paper is co-authored, a note as to the distribution of work among authors must be provided by the authors.
  • PhD candidates are allowed to submit one NRA paper only.

The ESMQ New Researcher Award 2019 was presented to Minkyo Lee (East Stroudsburg University).

The ESMQ New Researcher Award 2020 process and panel are chaired by Andrea Geurin (Loughborough University London; a.n.geurin@lboro.ac.uk).

Members of the 2020 NRA panel are: Veerle De Bosscher (Vrije Universiteit Brussels), Paul Downward (Loughborough University), Vassil Girginov (Brunel University), Daniel Lock (Bournemouth University), Tim Pawlowski (University of Tübingen), Minkyo Lee (East Stroudsburg University), Simon Shibli (Sheffield Hallam University), Tracy Taylor (Murdoch University, Perth).

EASM Best Conference Reviewer Award 2020

The EASM Best Conference Reviewer Award recognises outstanding dedication in providing knowledgeable reviews in a collegial spirit to promote both the development of colleagues’ work, and overall scientific quality of the conference.

The Conference Scientific Committee acts as the award committee, informed by the Conference Track Review Chairs.

The five recipients of the EASM Best Conference Reviewer Award 2019 are: Pamela Wicker (University of Bielefeld), Ari Kim (Towson University), Markus Kurscheidt (University of Bayreuth), Dimitra Papadimitriou (University of Patras), and Per Svensson (Louisiana State University).