Submissions | Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Call for Abstracts 

Through the theme of “Bringing the World Together: Global and Local Perspectives on Sport Management”, WASM invites presentations oriented around, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Rising up from the COVID-19 pandemic through promoting global sport business
  • Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the global sport industry
  • Sport event management in the post-pandemic era
  • Managing sports organizations to be better prepared for taking on new risks and adjusting to new norms
  • International understanding about the global sport business marketplace
  • International relations in the global sport business marketplace
  • Country/regional collaborations in the global sport business marketplace
  • Geopolitics in the global sport business marketplace
  • Challenges in the global sport business marketplace
  • Leadership, strategy, and stakeholder management in the global sport business marketplace
  • Development of the sports industry in a global sport business marketplace
  • Culture in the global sport business marketplace
  • Legal systems and ethics in the global sport business marketplace
  • Governance and policy of sport in the global sport business marketplace
  • Innovation in the global sport business marketplace
  • Sports management education and knowledge sharing in the global sport business marketplace
  • Financial issues in the global sport business marketplace
  • Sports marketing and consumer behavior in the global sport business marketplace
  • Social media marketing in the global sport business marketplace
  • Media and communication in the global sport business marketplace
  • Sport facility management in the global sport business marketplace
  • E-Sports and technology in a global sport business marketplace
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion in the global sport business marketplace
  • Sport development in the global sport business marketplace
  • Sport and public health in the global sport business marketplace
  • Sport security and integrity in the global sport business marketplace
  • Sport mega-events, sustainability, and legacy in the global sport business marketplace
  • Blockchain and big data analytics in the global sport business marketplace, 
  • The sporting goods industry in the global sport business marketplace
  • Growth of disability sport in a global sport business marketplace
  • Sport tourism in the global sport business marketplace
  • Hospitality and sport in the global sport business marketplace
  • Sport industry segments – motorsports, water sports, and all others – in the global sport business marketplace

Presentation Types

  1. Research Oral Presentation (25 minutes)
  2. Professional Practice Oral presentation (25 minutes)
  3. Lightning Talk Presentation (10 minutes)
  4. Poster Oral Presentation (25 minutes) 
  5. Scholarly or Professional Discussion, Debate, Q&A, Workshop, or Symposium (60 minutes)

Language for Abstract

The main language for abstract submissions will be English, however a section of the conference program will be reserved for Arabic; hence Arabic abstract submissions will be permitted for this section accordingly. 

Abstract Development

The submissions should contain a title, author(s), institutional or business affiliation, with the email address of every author, type of presentation, and an abstract of the proposed presentation. Abstracts should be no more than 500 words and contain a full description of the topic, an introduction, review of literature, theoretical framework, research method (if applicable), results (if study complete), discussion, and references. Figures and tables should not be included in the abstract unless considered essential.

Lightning Talk 

Unlike traditional oral and poster presentations, a lightning talk is a presentation format where presenters show 20 images, each for 20 seconds (for a total of 6-minutes 40 seconds), followed by three minutes of questions  and answers. The images advance automatically, and presenters talk to the images. A lightning talk is particularly feasible for new ideas, emerging research, novice or exploratory scholarship, and/or research critiques. 

To learn more about the meaning, definition, and format of lightning talks, click here.

Scholarly or Professional Symposium

The submission of one general abstract of 250 words maximum about the entire symposium is required, with three to six additional abstracts of specific presentations of 250 words maximum for each abstract within the symposium. If the submission is for a panel discussion, debate, Q&A, or workshop, the abstract should contain a title, author(s), institutional or business affiliation of each author with an associated email, purpose, and aims of the session, full description of the session, who will benefit, and any other pertinent information. Questions and procedures need to be clearly specified for a proposed debate or Q&A session, and all the individuals involved in the sessions need to be listed. 

Professional Ethics

All works submitted shall be original work and shall not be work that has been published, presented, or copyrighted elsewhere. Submitted abstracts should not be concurrently under review at another conference. 

Further Considerations

Upon acceptance of an abstract, a minimum of one author must attend the WASM conference and deliver the presentation according to the scheduled day and time. The WASM organization and the conference organizer may have other requirements for delivering the presentation. Should an author not comply with the requirements, the program chair or conference organizer reserves the right to remove the abstract and/or presentation from the conference schedule and/or conference book of abstracts. All accepted abstracts have the potential to be published in the WASM conference abstract book, assuming that all other considerations have been met.  

Deadline for Abstract Submissions: September 30, 2021

All submissions will be evaluated through a blind review process. Authors will be notified of a decision on or near November 1, 2021. 
 

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