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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 primary focuses on organization theory and more specifically on institutional change in the Paralympic Movement. I am interested in understanding how and why the Paralympic Movement has evolved since its creation during the 1940s and what is its transformative potential for para-athletes and people with an impairment. 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). At Coventry University, I am part of a multi-disciplinary research project related to the Inaugural IWAS Women’s World Games taking place at the University of Worcester (UK) in August 2018.

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 2018

From disability-based to sport-based organisations: boundaries and practices at play during institutional change processes

Gerard, S. 2018 (Unpublished) p. (In-Press)

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

institutional change
Sports
disability
structuration
athlete

Gouvernance des Fédérations sportives : défis actuels dans une perspective internationale

Zintz, T., Winand, M. & Gerard, S. 2018 (Accepted/In press) Management global du sport. Desbordes, M., Aymar, P. & Hautbois, C. (eds.). Amphora

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Les trajectoires institutionnelles des sports paralympiques : logiques récurrentes ou différenciées ?

Gerard, S. & Zintz, T. 2018 (Unpublished)

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

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

Zintz, T. & Gerard, S. 2018 (Accepted/In press) Research Handbook on Sports Governance. Winand, M. & Anagnostopoulos, C. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing, p. (In-Press)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Activities 2012 2017

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

Blended Teaching and learning: designing a blended course

Gerard, S. (Participant)
2017

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

European Academy of Management

Gerard, S. (Speaker)
2016

Activity: Participation in conference

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

Gerard, S. (Speaker)
2016

Activity: Participation in conference

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

Gerard, S. (Speaker)
2015

Activity: Participation 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