Svensson Receives Best Paper Award at EASM Conference

January 11, 2018

Baton Rouge, LA -- School of Kinesiology’s Dr. Per Svensson received the European Association for Sport Management’s (EASM) Best Paper Award at the conference held in September 2017 in Bern, Switzerland for his research on "Intra-organizational Factors Associated with Innovation in Sport for Development and Peace." 

Dr. Svensson's research on organizations operating in Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, North America, and South America identified factors enabling these organizations to develop and implement creative solutions to better promote social change and contribute to the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals through sport-based programs.  

The European Association for Sport Management (EASM) was established in 1993 as an independent association of people involved or interested in the management of sport in the broadest sense. EASM membership is composed of academics and professionals from the public, voluntary and commercial sectors.

EASM has a wide international network of experts in the field of sport management. Members of EASM come from nearly 40 different countries, and from every continent.

Dr. Svensson is an Assistant Professor in Sport Management with his research primarily focused on organizations operating sport-based programs aimed at addressing social issues. Specifically, his work examines organizational capacity and innovation in Sport for Development and Peace. 

His secondary research interest is focused on examining organizational aspects of student-athlete community service programs. Dr. Svensson’s research has been published in  numerous academic journals including: Journal of Sport Management, Sport Management Review, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, Sport, Education, and Society, International Journal of Sport Communication, Sport in Society, Journal of Sport for Development, Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Sport, and the International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing.



Dr. Svensson at EASM Conference in Switzerland EASM Conference