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Bridging the Gap: U.S. Sport Managers on Barriers to Industry – Academia Research Collaboration

Journal of Sport Management, 2016, Vol. 30, Iss. 3, 248-264

17 Pages Posted: 16 Feb 2016 Last revised: 29 Jul 2016

Noni Zaharia

Saint Joseph's University - Haub School of Business; Florida State University

Anastasios Kaburakis

Saint Louis University - John Cook School of Business

Date Written: February 16, 2016

Abstract

Collaboration between industry and academia is a subject of great interest to sport management academics and sport industry leaders in the United States. However, there is a lack of research regarding barriers to sport industry-academia collaborations and bridging the gap between sport management research and practitioners. The aim of the study was to explore trends in collaboration barriers among various research involvement levels of United States sport firms with sport management academia. Data were gathered from 303 sport managers working for United States sport companies. Results indicated several barriers for research collaborations between the United States sport industry and academia. Such barriers include transactional barriers, sport industry sub-sectors, sport organizations’ location, and age and education level of respondents.

Keywords: United States; sport industry; academia; cooperation obstacles; research contributions; sport business; business schools; accreditation; higher education administration; research impact

JEL Classification: M00, M1, M2, M5

Suggested Citation

Zaharia, Noni and Kaburakis, Anastasios, Bridging the Gap: U.S. Sport Managers on Barriers to Industry – Academia Research Collaboration (February 16, 2016). Journal of Sport Management, 2016, Vol. 30, Iss. 3, 248-264. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2732941

Noni Zaharia

Saint Joseph's University - Haub School of Business ( email )

5600 City Line Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
United States

Florida State University ( email )

Tallahasse, FL 32306
United States

Anastasios Kaburakis (Contact Author)

Saint Louis University - John Cook School of Business ( email )

3674 Lindell Blvd 407
St. Louis, MO 63108-3397
United States

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