Monday, May 13, 2013

CFP: Ethical Leadership in Intercollegiate Sport (Journal of Intercollegiate Sport)

Call for Papers – Special Issue on Ethical Leadership in Intercollegiate Sport
Journal of Intercollegiate Sport
Guest Editors: Laura J. Burton and Jon Welty Peachey

Leadership in intercollegiate athletics has reached a tipping point. As we have witnessed innumerable scandals and inappropriate activities, we are left to wonder why leaders within intercollegiate athletic administration are failing student-athletes. Given that scholars and officials, both within and outside of sport management, have called for reform of university governance of athletic programs (see Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, 2010) and reform of enforcement processes at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), we call attention to the need for evaluation of leadership as an integral component to reform of intercollegiate athletics. In particular, there is a need for research to examine ethical leadership within intercollegiate sport.
The intent of this special issue is to provide a platform for the examination of ethical leadership within intercollegiate athletics and to foster its study and practice within the field. Conceptual, theoretical, and empirical work engaging with the issue of ethical leadership in intercollegiate athletics is welcome for this special issue.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Conceptual work examining ethical leadership in intercollegiate sport
  • Models for ethical leadership in intercollegiate sport
  • Multilevel analysis of outcomes associated with ethical leadership
  • Individual level outcomes (employee, student-athlete, university stakeholder) associated with ethical leadership
  • Organizational level outcomes (graduation rates, coach/administrator retention, winning percentage) associate with ethical leadership
  • Examination of potential moderators and mediators of the relationship between ethical leadership and organizational outcomes.
  • Antecedents to ethical leadership development
  • Development of measures to evaluate ethical leadership within an intercollegiate sport context
  • Connection between leadership styles and ethical leadership
  • Ethical leadership and responses to organizational crisis
  • Organizational change and the impact of ethical leadership
  • Fostering an ethical culture in intercollegiate athletics
  • Relationship between organizational diversity and ethical leadership in intercollegiate athletics
  • Exploring the influence of internal (e.g., student-athletes, coaches, university personnel) and external stakeholders (e.g., media, alumni, boosters) on ethical leadership behavior in intercollegiate sport
  • Examination of differences in ethical leadership between NCAA Divisions, the National Intercollegiate Athletic Association (NAIA) and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

Manuscripts should follow the standard author guidelines for the Journal of Intercollegiate Sport and should be submitted through Manuscript Central:
Manuscripts should be submitted no later than Friday, November 1, 2013 in order to receive full consideration.
Direct any questions to Laura J. Burton ( Anticipated publication is June 2014 (Volume 7, Issue 1). 

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