Research

Research Collaborations –

The Collective – Think Tank

The Collective – Think Tank

Laboratory for Diversity and Inclusion in Sports (LIDS)

Serves as co-director for LIDS, the diversity and inclusion focused research hub of the McCormack Department of Sport Management at UMass Amherst. This center resides in the Isenberg School of Management

Current Research –

F*ck The Trolls, Women Do Sports, Too: Debunking ten sexist myths about women sports.

This book, co-authored by Nefertiti Walker and Dave Berri, uses data and rich storytelling, to debunk the ten most popular myths about women’s sports.

Gendered Networks

This line of research examines the way gendered social networks disadvantaged women in sport organizations. We have examined gendered networks in colleges athletics administration, college athletics coaching, and professional sport business associations.

Links to Articles:

Selected Publications –

Firing Discrimination of Coaches in the Most ‘Inclusive’ League?

Firing Discrimination of Coaches in the Most ‘Inclusive’ League? Evidence from the Women’s National Basketball Association https://internationaljournalofsportmanagement.com/firing-discrimination-of-coaches-in-the-most-inclusive-league-evidence-from-the-womens-national-basketball-association/

Could more dunking really help the WNBA?
What is Blackness to Sport Management?
Sport Management and Business Schools:

Sport Management and Business Schools: A Growing Partnership in a Changing Higher Education Environment https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1472811721000781?via%3Dihub

Gender and Racial Bias in Sport Organizations

Gender and Racial Bias in Sport Organizations https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fsoc.2021.684066/full

Feminine and sexy:

Feminine and sexy: A critical discourse analysis of gender ideology and professional cheerleading https://journals.humankinetics.com/view/journals/jsm/36/2/article-p130.xml

Bounded rationality or bounded morality?

Bounded rationality or bounded morality? The National Basketball Association response to COVID-19 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/16184742.2021.1879191

Getting an internship in the sport industry

Walker, N., Agyemang, K. A., Washington, M., Hindman, L., & MacCharles, J. (accepted, 2020). Getting an internship in the sport industry: The institutionalization of privilege. Sport Management Education Journal.

Stigma consciousness and work outcomes of Senior Women Administrators

Gray, C., Well,. J. E., Sartore-Baldwin, M., & Walker, N. A. (accepted, 2020). Stigma consciousness and work outcomes of Senior Women Administrators: The role of workplace incivility. Journal of Sport Management.

Sexism in professional sports

Hindman, L. & Walker, N. A. (2020). Sexism in professional sports: How women managers experience and survive sport organizational culture. Journal of Sport Management. https://doi.org/10.1123/jsm.2018-0331

Beyond the glass ceiling

Hancock, M., Darvin, L., & Walker, N. A. (2018). Beyond the glass ceiling: Sport management student perceptions of the leadership labyrinth. Sport Management Education Journal. https://doi.org/10.1123/smej.2017-003

Critical conversations about qualitative research in sport management

Singer, J., Shaw, S., Hoeber, L., Walker, N. A., Rich, K., & Agyemang, K. A. J. (2018). Critical conversations about qualitative research in sport management. Journal of Sport Management. https://doi.org/10.1123/jsm.2018-008

The labyrinth of exclusion in sport and steps toward developing a culture of inclusion

Walker, N. A. (2018). The labyrinth of exclusion in sport and steps toward developing a culture of inclusion. Sport and Entertainment Review, 4(2).

From Passion to Obsession

Aiken, D., Bee, C., & Walker, N. A. (2018). From Passion to Obsession: Development and Validation of a Scale to Measure Compulsive Sport Consumption. Journal of Business Research, 87, 69-79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2018.02.019

Gendered leadership networks in the NCAA

Katz, M., Walker, N. A., & Hindman, L. (2018). Gendered leadership networks in the NCAA: Analyzing affiliation networks of senior woman administrators and athletic directors. Journal of Sport Management, 32(2), 135-149. https://doi.org/10.1123/jsm.2017-0306

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