Monday, April 19, 2010

Final Thoughts from BEA-Vegas

I'm somewhat recovered from the BEA trip to Las Vegas, but sure could use a little more sleep ...

Based on discussions I had with colleagues, talks are moving forward regarding making JSM the official publication of the new AEJMC sports interest group. If it does become official, interest group members would receive a JSM subscription (at a discounted price) as part of their membership fees. None of this would be finalized until the official interest group meeting at the AEJMC convention in Denver this August. One of the things we'll have to discuss at that meeting is perhaps increasing publication frequency to 3 or 4 times a year. If there is an affiliation with AEJMC, JSM submission rates should increase. We're already backlogged with submissions and I certainly don't want to turn away any good research. I would be interested in your thoughts on increasing publication, if you care to share them.

One non-Vegas note ... Sports Marketing Quarterly has issued a call for papers for a special issue on the topic of sales force management in sport. Scholars and practitioners with research interests in the area of sales force productivity are invited to submit. Deadline for submission is June 1, 2010. For more information, or to submit a manuscript, contact:

Dr. Richard L. Irwin
Professor & Director
Bureau of Sport & Leisure Commerce
University of Memphis
(901) 678-3476


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