Tuesday, June 05, 2012

CFP: Sport Management Review on Managing Disability Sport

Special Issue of Sport Management Review on Managing Disability Sport
Guest Editors - Dr. Laura Misener & Dr. Simon Darcy

Disability sport draws on a well-developed body of literature with its origins in medicine and rehabilitation that developed quickly post-World War II with the establishment of Stoke Mandeville Games. The Stoke Mandeville Games grew into the Paralympic Games and the International Paralympic Committee. From this foundation, as human performance and sports science developed so did interest in the performance of athletes with disabilities. Within the education sector, disability advocacy and inclusive education practices challenged school physical education and sports programs to be more inclusive of the group. At the same time the rise of disability advocacy brought issues of access and inclusion into the mainstream from local level grassroots sport right through to elite international competition. Since the 1988 Seoul Olympics and Paralympics, disability sport has had international exposure. Beyond the Paralympics, and other disability specific sport events, disability sport has been integrated into the local, regional, national and international world sporting bodies. Yet, managing disability sport is characterised by a series of challenges that are unique to the area. This special edition focuses on Managing Disability Sport rather than the medical, human performance or sociocultural issues facing people with disability in sport.
Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
• Management and marketing of disability specific sport events (i.e. Paralympic Games;
Special Olympics; Deaf Olympics);
• Managing disability sport across the inclusion spectrum (segregated to mainstream);
• Sport organisation approaches to disability sport delivery;
• Managing classification systems;
• Disability sport participation patterns;
• Legislation and policy related to fostering disability sport initiatives;
• Specialist infrastructure, transport and equipment considerations;
• Managing Assistive Technology within Sporting Context;
• Accessible Sport Tourism opportunities;
• Developing organisational disability sport capacity;
• Managing Volunteers and Disability Sport;
• Innovation and entrepreneurship for disability sport organisations;
• Media and Social Media Approaches to Disability Sport Promotion;
The list is indicative and the editors welcome approaches from authors who would like to discuss ideas for papers. The focus of the special issue will be conceptual and empirical research with a strong contextual, theoretical or methodological basis that advances knowledge. Studies using quantitative and/or qualitative or mixed methods approaches are welcomed.

Deadline for submissions
Submissions are due on or before 15 December 2012 via the SMR online submission system at http://ees.elsevier.com/smr/. To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for review in relation to the special issue it is important that authors select “Special Issue: Managing Disability Sport” when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process.
All manuscript submissions must adhere to the Sport Management Review ‘Guide for Authors’ available at http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_

Special Issue Editor contact details

Laura Misener, PhD
School of Kinesiology
Faculty of Health Sciences
Western University
London, ON
N6A 5B9
Tel: 1-519-661-2111 ext. 86000
Fax: 519-661-2008
Email: laura.misener@uwo.ca

Simon Darcy, PhD
Management -Events, Leisure, Sport,
Tourism and the Arts group
UTS Business School
University of Technology, Sydney
Broadway NSW 2007
Tel: +61 2 9514 5114
Fax: +61 2 9514 5195
Email: simon.darcy@uts.edu.au

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