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Session Type: PDW Workshop
Program Session: 441 | Submission: 13621 | Sponsor(s): (OMT, BPS, OB, RM)
Scheduled: Saturday, Aug 5 2017 4:15PM - 5:45PM at Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atrium A602
Using Sport Data to Advance Management Theory
Sport for Management Theory

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Organizer: Paolo Aversa, Cass Business School, City U. London
Organizer: Jan-Michael Ross, Imperial College London
Presenter: Fabio Fonti, Rennes School of Business
Presenter: Massimo Maoret, IESE Business School
Presenter: Annamaria Conti, Georgia Institute of Technology
Presenter: Thorsten Grohsjean, Bocconi U.
Presenter: Gavin J. Kilduff, New York U.
Presenter: Gokhan Ertug, Singapore Management U.
Publishing rigorous and relevant research in top management journals often requires rich and viable data that allow challenging and compelling research questions to be investigated. The surge of accessible sport data in recent years has increased the number of studies that make use such data to advance management theory. Professional sport comprises multi-billion dollar industries worthy of attention per se, and is also a field where individual- and organization- level variables interplay in competitive environments characterized by the pursuit of common goals. Due to this, professional sport represents an attractive empirical setting for management research. Furthermore, sport data are often publicly available, longitudinal, and fine-grained. However, sport settings combine research opportunities with non- trivial challenges that require further reflection: First, sports greatly differ in their nature, and it is not always easy to choose the most suitable sport contexts to respond to the research questions. Second, in sport settings generalizability of results is less evident than in traditional industries, and readers and reviewers often display skepticism about external validity and generalizability of findings to business contexts. By bringing together a panel of scholars experienced in publishing management research with sport data, this PDW will provide theoretical and methodological support for scholars who are in the process of using sport data or who plan to use sport as a setting to study their research questions.
Search Terms: Sport | Management Theory | Methods
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