Organized by Dr. Tim Breitbarth from the Sport Academic Group (FM) for the 3rd time after October 2012 and 2013, the 3rd International Week Sport Management saw international visitors contributing to the research culture, knowledge transfer and student experience on campus.
Beginning of March, Dr Christopher Huth (Senior Lecturer in Sport Events and Governance, Bayreuth University), Konstantin Druker (Lecturer in Sport Management at our Erasmus partner university SRH Heidelberg) and Kasper Roe Iversen (PhD researcher at University of Southern Denmark) provided guest presentations on Level C to Level M on sport fandom, turnaround management in sport organisations and sport sponsorship.
As part of the Business Research Seminar Series Research and the Roundtable International Sport Business, Dr Huth and Mr Druker presented their research projects on crowdfunding as a new means of financing professional/amateur sport organisations and a stakeholder analysis of the German Golf League.
In addition, Tim inspired the very strong PhD researcher audience at the Business Research Seminar Series with his assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the form of a PhD thesis, a shortened version of a conference keynote presentation he held in 2014, including reflections on how to keep your sanity and make progress.
Beyond the teaching and research spheres, much discussion on career and administrative aspects of higher education in different countries/at different universities was facilitated. Joint journal and special interest publications are in the pipeline.