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Yizhou (Tyreal) Qian

Assistant Professor

Bachelor's Degree(s): BA, English Literature, Xiamen University of Technology

Master's Degree: MEd, Sport Event Management, Shanghai University of Sport

PhD: PhD, Sport Management, University of Georgia

Email: yqian@lsu.edu

Office: 1211 Pleasant Hall

Curriculum Vitae 

 

Biography

Dr. Yizhou Qian (pronounced YEE-joh CHI-en; go by Dr. Q) is an Assistant Professor of Sport Management in the School of Kinesiology at Louisiana State University. His research is primarily focused on the impact of new media (e.g., esports, livestreaming services) and motivational information systems (e.g., gamification) on consumer behavior. Dr. Qian’s secondary research interest lies in the cultural, social, economic, and political complexities of the contemporary Asian sports industry. 

So far, Dr. Qian’s research has been published in academic journals including Sport Management Review, European Sport Management Quarterly, Communication and Sport, International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, International Journal of Sport Communication, Frontiers in Psychology, and Sustainability. 

Dr. Qian also serves on the editorial board for the International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship.

Recent Publications

Qian, T. Y. (In-press). Watching sports on Twitch? A study of factors influencing continuance intentions to watch Thursday Night Football co-streaming. Sport Management Review.

Luo, L., Qian, T. Y., Rich, G., & Zhang, J. J. (In-press). Impact of market demand on recurring hallmark sporting event spectators: An empirical study of the Shanghai Masters. International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship.

Qian, T. Y., Wang, J. J., Zhang, J. J., & Lu, L. Z. (2020). It is in the game: Dimensions of esports online spectator motivation and development of a scale. European Sport Management Quarterly, 20(4), 458-479.

Qian, T. Y., Zhang, J. J., Wang, J. J., & Hulland, J. (2020). Beyond the game: Dimensions of esports online spectator demand. Communication & Sport, 8(6), 825-851.

Courses Taught

KIN 2530 Sport in Society

KIN 4501 Special Topics, Esports: Contemporary Issues and Emerging Trends

KIN 4517 Sports Administration

KIN 4518 Governance and Policy in Sport

KIN 7511 Administrative Problems in Kinesiology

KIN 7518 Social Issues in Sport

Recent Grants/Funded Projects

2020 SMA Research Grant. Proposal request in the amount of $1,000, $1,000 Funded (November 2020).

SEC Faculty Travel Grant. Proposal request in the amount of $2,000, $2,000 Funded (June 2020).

Open Access Author Fund. Proposal request in the amount of $1,500, $1,500 Funded (April 2020).