Changwook Kim, PhD

Assistant Professor, Sport Management

Changwook Kim

Office: STH 450
905 688 5550 x5066

Dr. Changwook Kim is an assistant professor in the Department of Sport Management. As a researcher committed to developing knowledge about the sport industries and communities, he takes an interdisciplinary approach that integrates theoretical and methodological approaches from sport management, marketing, spatial econometrics, geography, and community science.

His research is largely focused on the contribution of the sport industry to community resilience and well-being from a spatial perspective. Using state-of-the-art methods, he has specifically investigated (a) spatial effects of sport industry clusters on community resilience; (b) sport consumer spatial behavior for consumer resilience; and (c) transformative sport service initiatives in the context of the sport industry, sport consumption, and community development.

His findings have implications for influencing decision-making in sport organizations, designing population-based regional sport policies, and contributing to knowledge creation and distribution that enriches both the sport industry and communities.

  • Sport Industry and Community Resilience
  • Sport Consumer Spatial Behavior and Consumer Resilience
  • Multi-Level Spatial Analysis for Optimizing the Well-being Outcomes in Sport Services
  • Impacts of Transformative Sport Services on Community Resilience and Well-Being
  • Sport Resources Allocation for an Active Living Community

North American Society for Sport Management

Selected Publications

1. Kim, C., Kim, J., Lee, J., & Inoue, Y. (2023). Bouncing Back: Unpacking the Influence of Sport Media on Consumer Resilience. Journal of Sport Management. 37(1), 51-65.

2. Kim, C., & Kim, J. (2022). The Urban Sprawl and Leisure-Time Physical Activity. Sport Management Review, 25(4), 608-630.

3. Kim, C., Kim, J., & Jang, S. (2021). Sport Industry Clusters and Community Resilience in the United States. Journal of Sport Management, 35(6), 566-580.

Quantitative Analysis for Sport Management

I am currently available to accept and supervise thesis-based graduate students.