Tag: sports management

Women Still Face Uphill Climb in Sports Management

Thursday, February 10th, 2011 | Tags: , , ,

If recent research out of NC State is any indication, the dreaded glass ceiling is alive and well in the sports industry when it comes to management positions. Dr. Heidi Grappendorf recently co-authored a study that examined the impact of gender on hiring for athletic administration positions such as athletic director, compliance director or life-skills

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It Doesn’t Matter if You’re Black or White. Unless You Want a Job in Sports.

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 | Tags: , ,

Maybe it’s just me, but you’d  think that the sports industry would be one of the most diverse industries in the world. That might be true for the players – but it’s certainly not true for people in management. NC State’s Heidi Grappendorf recently presented a study showing that race trumps experience in the sports

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