Theory and theory development in sport management Academic Article uri icon


  • Sport Management Review has been the sport management leader in publishing literature reviews and new theoretical frameworks. Despite these advances, scholars have not critically examined theory and its place in sport management scholarship. The purpose of this scholarly exchange is to address these issues, such that five scholars were invited to discuss how they conceptualize theory, the role of theory in the academia, and the process in which they engage when developing their own theories. This article provides an overview of the topic and introduces the articles. © 2012 Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand.

author list (cited authors)

  • Cunningham, G. B.

publication date

  • January 1, 2013 11:11 AM