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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 2013 2019

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

Paralympic Brand Governance: The Best of Both Worlds?

Gerard, S., 2019, (Submitted) International Handbook of Olympic and Paralympic Games. Chatziefstathiou, D., Garcia, B., Seguin, B. & Yamamoto, M. (eds.). Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Support the Implementation of Good Governance in Sport: a European Project for National Olympic Committees and National Sport Federations

Zintz, T. & Gerard, S., 2019, Research Handbook on Sports Governance. Winand, M. & Anagnostopoulos, C. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 54-71 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The Governance of Sports Federations: Current Challenges in an International Context

Zintz, T., Winand, M. & Gerard, S., Jun 2019, The Global Sport Economy: Contemporary Issues. Desbordes, M., Aymar, P. & Hautbois, C. (eds.). 1 ed. Routledge, p. 274-294 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The Governance of the Paralympic Movement: An Institutional Approach

Gerard, S., Legg, D. & Zintz, T., 2019, Research Handbook on Sports Governance. Winand, M. & Anagnostopoulos, C. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 185-200 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Activities 2012 2019

  • 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