Associate Professor, Sport Management
Over the last 20 years, Dr. Cousens’ program of research has evolved from a focus on network forms of organization in the areas of community sport, sport councils and sport for development to enhance our understanding of the role of sport development in communities in Canada and abroad, and inter-organizational relationships. Dr. Cousens has also investigated networks of community sport providers using both qualitative and quantitative approaches.
- Sport for development
- Community sport
- Institutional theory
- Member at Large on the Executive Committee of the North American Society for Sport Management (2010 – 2012)
- Member of the Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (2013-2014)
- Member of the European Association of Sport Management (2007-2008; 2014-2015)
- Member of the North American Society for Sport Management (1995-2014)
- Member of the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing (2005 to present)
Barnes, M, Cousens, L., and MacLean, J. (2015). Pay to Play? Pressures for the commercialization in the organizational field of community basketball providers. International Journal of Sport Management, 16(3), 455.
Barnes, M., Cousens, L., & MacLean (2012). Strategies to increase sport participation in Canada: The role of a coordinated network. International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, 12 (3/4), 198-216.
MacLean, J., Cousens, L., & Barnes, M. (2012). Look who’s linked with whom: A case study of one community basketball network. Journal of Sport Management. 25 (6), 562-575.
- Sport for Development
- Sport for Development Field Course
- Sport Marketing
- Strategic Alliances
- Co-founder of the Niagara Sport Commission
- Co-editor of Special Issue in the Journal of Sport Management on Community Sport
- Co-editor of the Special Issue of the International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing on Inter-Organizational Relationships.