Call for Papers

Conference Theme: Bridging Sport, Tourism and Leisure Management

Call for Papers is CLOSED NOW – Thank you for the huge participation! 

Deadline for Submissions: 22nd April (23.59 CET)

The Scientific and Programme Committee of the 30th European Sport Management Conference of the European Association for Sport Management (EASM) invited scholars and practitioners to submit abstracts to be considered for presentation.

Additionally, we invited short papers to be considered for the EASM Best Conference Paper Award 2022 and for the ESMQ New Researcher Award 2022 for young scientific scholars. Reviewers contributing to assessing and progressing colleagues’ work in an excellent manner as part of the peer-review process will be awarded with the EASM Best Conference Reviewer Award 2022.

The Innsbruck 2022 conference theme is „Bridging Sport, Tourism & Leisure Management“. In that respect, submissions that particularly, but not exclusively, relate to the conference theme are encouraged. Contributors have the opportunity to present submissions not specifically related to the conference theme in Parallel Sessions, and Poster Sessions during the conference.

The main aim of all conference sessions is to encourage participants from across fields to share knowledge, provide new insights and inspire the future of sport management. Sessions also offer a platform to create inter- and cross-disciplinary contacts and collaborations.

Please carefully consider the submission guidelines for a successful submission of your abstract.

Thematic Events and Parallel Sessions

The Thematic Events and days information will follow shortly.

In Parallel Sessions, every presenter gives a maximum 12-minute oral presentation with additional 5 minutes for questions and discussion. Our Parallel Session topics are:

  • Sport Governance and Policy
  • Strategy, Leadership and Stakeholder Management in Sport
  • Sport Marketing and Sponsorship
  • Sport Consumer Behaviour
  • Sport Events
  • Tourism and Leisure Management
  • Sport, Media and Communication
  • E-Sport, Innovation and Technology
  • Sport Funding and Finance
  • Sport Law and Ethics
  • Public Health and Physical Activity Management
  • Sport Development and Socio-Cultural Perspectives
  • Sport Management Education
  • Broader, New and Critical Aspects of Sport Management
  • Diversity and Inclusion Issues in Sport Management

ESMQ New Researcher Award (NRA) 2022

The NRA, sponsored by Routledge, is for the best original theoretical or empirical advance and significant unpublished contribution in sport management. To be eligible for this award, researchers must be near to completion of their PhD or have graduated less than three years prior to submission. Full details are available at ESMQ NRA tab

Developing Future Sport Management Researchers and Practitioners

We invite PhD research students to apply/register for the EASM PhD Student and Student Seminar. Full participant status at the EASM Conference 2022 is included in the registration fee.


For your inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact the Chair of the Scientific and Programme Committee of the EASM Festival of Sport Management Research and Practice, Guillaume Bodet (EASM Scientific Chair,

If you would like to join our large international community of conference abstract reviewers by offering your expertise and valuable time, please email Gui (incl. contact details, preferred tracks/topics).