Associate Professor, Sport Management
My first research area, change management examines change and change dynamics within sport organizations according to various organization theories. My second research area, organizational capacity, studies types of capacity and capacity-building strategies within several different sport contexts and organizations. My final research area, contemporary/historical issues in hockey addresses a vast array of issues related to commercial and cultural aspects of hockey within both the women’s and men’s games, and across various hockey realms within Canada and around the world.
- Change management in sport
- Organizational design and theoretical perspectives in sport
- Capacity and capacity building in sport
- Hockey scholarship across a diverse range of historical, social, economic, political, ethical and cultural perspectives
Stevens, J. (in press). Organizational Capacity, Environmental Sustainability and Sport Organizations. In B. McCullough & T. Kellison (Eds.), Routledge Handbook on Sport, Sustainability and the Environment. Submitted July 31, 2016; invited contributor.
Stevens, J. (in press). Conn Smythe – Canadian hockey entrepreneur. In J. Nauright and D. Wiggins, Sporting Entrepreneurs. Arkansas University Press. Submitted March 31, 2016; invited contributor
Stevens, J. (in press).The Emergence and Development of Women’s Hockey Globally. In J. Nauright & S. Altuhkov (Eds.), 2017 World Hockey Forum Volume, Moscow, Russia.
Jurbala, P. & Stevens, J. (2017). High Performance Community Sport: How to get a grip”. 2017 Canadian Sport for Life Summit, January 25-26, 2017, Gatineau, Quebec.
Brooks, D.L., Barnes, M., & Stevens, J. (2017). What happens at the National Level stays at the National Level: A case study of community curling. International Journal of Sport Management, 1(18), 65-88.
Nickels, W., McHugh, J., McHugh, S., Cossa, R., Stevens, J. & Sproule, B. (2015). Introduction to Business (9th Canadian Edition). McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, Canada.
Kerwin, S., Warner, S., Walker, M., & Stevens, J. (2015). Exploring Sense of Community among Small-scale Sport Event Volunteers. European Sport Management Quarterly, 15(1), 77-92.
Stevens, J. & Lathrop, A. (2014). “Boom or Bust?: The Impact of the 1972 Summit Series on the Development of Women’s Hockey in Canada.” In B. Kennedy (ed.), Coming Down the Mountain: Rethinking the 1972 Summit Series, pp. 143-160. Hamilton, ON: Wolsak & Wynn Publishers.
Stevens, J. & Stark, T. (2016). An Organizational Analysis of Swedish Hockey Clubs. The Hockey Conference 2016: The Multiplicity of Hockey: The Games within the Game. University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, July 6-8, 2016.
Brooks, DJ., Stevens, J., & Barnes, M. (2015). The values of community curling: A case study. Sport and Society International Conference. July 30-31, Toronto, Canada.
Stevens, J. & Edwards, J. (2014). An analysis of women’s hockey development in Canada: Is the Program of Excellence a model that works? Paper submitted for presentation at Putting it on Ice IV: Visioning & Re-visioning Hockey’s Arena. June 18 to 20, 2014 at Western University in London, Canada.
Eckford, S. & Stevens, J. (2014). The perceived organizational support of hockey officials. Paper submitted for presentation at the 29th Annual North American Society for Sport Management Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, May 27-31, 2014.
Edwards, J. & Stevens, J. (2014). Female Hockey Development in Canada: an analysis of players, pathways and pressures. Paper submitted for presentation at the 29th Annual North American Society for Sport Management Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, May 27-31, 2014.
Kerwin, S., Warner, S., Walker, M., & Stevens, J. (2014). Sport event volunteers and the impact on sense of community. Paper submitted for presentation at the 29th Annual North American Society for Sport Management Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, May 27-31, 2014.
- Analysis of the Sport industry: Hockey
- Professional Engagement in the Sport Industry
- Understanding Sport Industry Sectors
- Organizational Analysis of Leisure, Sport and Community Based Organizations
- Philosophical and Methodological Issues in Applied Health Sciences – Sport Management Seminar