• 3 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
20132020

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Personal profile

Biography

I joined Coventry University in September 2017 as a Lecturer in Sport Management in the School of Management and Marketing. My primary teaching areas are Management of Sport Organisations, Management and Leadership in Sport and Events, Contemporary Issues in Sport Management and Disability Sports. Before working at Coventry University I did my PhD at the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Ottawa (Canada). I am also a Research Associate in the Olympic Chair Henri de Baillet Latour & Jacques Rogge in Management of Sport Organisations (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium) and in the Center for Research in Entrepreneurial Change and Innovative Strategies (Louvain School of Management, Belgium).

Research Interests

My research primarily focuses on Organisation and Management Theory (OMT) with a particular interest for Institutional Theory and Stakeholder Theory. I aim to unpack mechanisms by which institutions and organisations can contribute to social oppression but also social empowerment of marginalised groups, in particular disabled people. I also research how and why organisations change over time especially in the sector of sport and how it impacts organisational performance and practices. Overall I wish to suggest effective solutions to develop a more inclusive economy and society. I have published articles on institutional change and institutional entrepreneurship in various journals and authored chapters in several academic books such as the Routledge Handbook of Football Business and Management, the Management global du sport or Research Handbook on Sports Governance. I have presented multiple papers in prestigious international conferences, such as the European Academy of Management (EURAM), European Group for Organisation in Studies (EGOS) and the European Association for Sport Management (EASM). 

Research Interests: Sport Governance, Institutional change, Historical and Management aspect of Disability and Paralympic Sports

Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, Université catholique de Louvain

MA, Université catholique de Louvain

Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Ottawa

External positions

Research Associate, Center for Research in Entrepreneurial Change and Innovative Strategies (CRECIS), Université catholique de Louvain

15 Oct 2016 → …

Research Associate, Olympic Chair Henri de Baillet Latour & Jacques Rogge in Management of Sport Organisations

15 Sep 2012 → …

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Research Output

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    The Paralympic Brand Governance: The Best of Both Worlds?

    Gerard, S., Seguin, B. & Brittain, I., 2020.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

    Gouvernance des Fédérations sportives: défis actuels dans une perspective internationale

    Zintz, T., Winand, M. & Gerard, S., 2019, Management global du sport. Desbordes, M., Aymar, P. & Hautbois, C. (eds.). Paris: Amphora, p. 367-391 25 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Activities

    • 9 Participation in conference
    • 6 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

    International Sport Economics and Sport Management Conference

    Anthony May (Speaker), Simon Gerard (Speaker), Klaudia Choluj (Speaker)
    16 May 201917 May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Blended Teaching and learning: designing a blended course

    Simon Gerard (Participant)
    2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    European Academy of Management

    Simon Gerard (Speaker)
    2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Disability Sport: Why do we ‘dis’ people’s abilities?

    Simon Gerard (Speaker)
    2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    31st European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) Colloquium,

    Simon Gerard (Speaker)
    2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Prizes

    Best Paper Award Runner Up

    Simon Gerard (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Other distinction

    Best Reviewer Award Runner Up

    Simon Gerard (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Other distinction

    Press / Media

    The Paralympic Games: how it all started

    Simon Gerard & Ian Brittain

    8/08/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Les Jeux paralympiques : comment tout commença, il y a 70 ans

    Simon Gerard & Ian Brittain

    10/07/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment