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ICSSS 2014 : The IAFOR Conference on Sports, Science and Society 2014


When Oct 9, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014
Where Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Submission Deadline Jun 1, 2014
Final Version Due Nov 15, 2014

Call For Papers

2014 Conference Theme: “The Competitive Advantage”

Sports are an integral part of every society, even as choices and preferences, indeed the very definition of sport, varies across cultures. Sport can be integral to child development, to self-identity, and to physical and mental health. It also can become a lifelong pursuit or passion, for some a path to fame and riches and/or a road to debilitating physical effects long after retirement, and for many a passive outlet from pressures in other aspects of life. The theme of this conference is “The Competitive Advantage”. Modern science has much to contribute to modern sport and competitive athletics, both to maximize rewards and to reduce risks, and the social psychology of sport varies in fascinating ways across time and space.

1. Personal Training and Exercise

2. Men. Women, and the Competitive Athlete

3. Group Dynamics in Team Sports

4. Youth, Intercollegiate, and Professional Sport

5. Sport-related Risks and Injuries

6. Sports Managements and Governance

7. The Economics and Marketing of Sports

8. Data-Enriched Competitive Advantage

9. The Social Psychology of Fan Affiliation

10. Sport Rules, Regulations and Technology

We look forward to seeing you at ICSSS 2014!

Jerry Platt
Professor Emeritus, College of Business, San Francisco State University, USA
Vice-Chair, IAFOR International Advisory Board
Director, IAFOR Economics Research Institute
ICSSS 2014 Conference Chair

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