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Academic Articles:

Sports Industry Employability, Workplace and Experiential Learning

(chronological order - most recent first)


Journal : Sport Management Education Journal (SMEJ) North American Society for Sport Management and Human Kinetics Inc.


Journal : Case Studies in Sport Management Human Kinetics Inc.


Keiper et al (2019)Employability Skills a Case Study on a Business-Oriented Sport Management Program”. e-Journal of Business Education and Scholarship of Teaching, v13 n1 p59-68 Jun 2019.

de Schepper & Sotiriadou, 2018; “The role of critical reflection as an employability skill in sport management European Sport Management Quarterly  Volume 21, 2021 - Issue 2.

Brown, Willett et al., 2018. "Sport management internships: Recommendations for improving upon experiential learning" Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education

Volume 22, June 2018, Pages 75-81

Dinning, 2017;    “Embedding employability and enterprise skills in sport degrees through a focused work - based project; a student and employer viewpoint Cogent Education  Volume 4, 2017 - Issue 1

Tsitskari, Goudas, Tsalouchou, & Michalopoulou, 2017; “Employers’ expectations of the employability skills needed in the sport and recreation environment Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education

Volume 20, June 2017, Pages 1-9

Sattler E.A. 2016 : “Examining the application of experiential learning techniques across sport management programs” Illinois State University.

Wanless et al (2016) "Ticket and Sponsorship Sales: Student Perceptions
of Learning Through Revenue Generation Projects
" Sport Management Education Journal
Volume 10: Issue 2 Page Range: 115–126

Minten & Forsyth, 2014;The careers of sports graduates: Implications for employability strategies in higher education sports courses Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education Volume 15, July 2014, Pages 94-102

Minten, 2010;Use Them or Lose Them: a study of the employability of sport graduates through their transition into the sport workplace

Managing Leisure Volume 15, 2010 - Issue 1-2: Managing Human Resources in the Leisure Industry

Eagleman & McNary, 2010  “What Are We teaching Our Students? A Descriptive examination of the current status of undergraduate sport
management curricula in the United States
”  Sport Management Education Journal Volume 4: Issue 1 Page Range: 1–17


Books and articles not specific to sport management:

Morley, Dawn A. (2018) "Enhancing Employability in Higher Education Through Work Based Learning" Springer International Publishing AG.

Frolund and Riedel (2018) "Strategic Industry-University Partnerships"  Academic Press, an imprint of Elsevier.


Jackson D. (2013) "The contribution of work-integrated learning (WIL) to
undergraduate employability skill outcomes
" Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2013, 14(2), 99-115.

Wilton N. (2011) "The impact of work placements on skills development and career outcomes for business and management graduates" Higher Education Research and Development


Crebert G. et al (2007) "Developing generic skills at university, during work placement and in employment: graduates' perceptions" Higher Education Research and Development

Harvey L. & Knight P. (nd) "Briefings on Employability 5 - Helping departments to develop employability" Published by HEFCE’s Enhancing Student Employability Co-ordination Team (ESECT) and the LTSN Generic

This is a live bibliography which will expand over time. Any suggestions - either academic texts or trade content - gratefully received.

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