Reminder: 2017 Panel Proposals due Tomorrow

13603672_10208556620584465_4530530040971990712_oA friendly reminder that panel proposals for the 2017 AEJMC convention in Chicago are due tomorrow, Friday, September 30th. All you need to do to submit a panel idea is complete the Google form located at If you have a good idea but haven’t spoken to potential panelists yet, you are still encouraged to submit your idea and just indicate that your proposed panelists are “tentative”. Thank you to those who have already submitted, and we look forward to reviewing everyone’s panel ideas.

Call for Papers: emma 2017

The Europeimage001an Media Management Association (emma) is currently accepting paper submissions for their annual conference which will take place in Ghent, Belgium  from May, 11 – 12, 2017. The theme for the conference is “Value Creation in Media Markets: Business Models, Clusters, and Ecosystems” To review the official call please click here. Abstracts are due Dec. 5th, with acceptance notifications being sent out Jan. 9th and full papers due March 20th.

Applications are also being accepted for the “Early Career Researcher emma Annual Conference Grant 2017.” To review the official grant application please click here. If you have any questions regarding the conference please contact the conference host, Tom Evens,

NATPE 2017 Faculty Fellowship Program

The 2017 11373646_1643793919166386_837066422_aNATPE Miami conference will be held from January 17th-19th, and will bring together media professionals who specialize in buying, selling, developing, financing, advertising, marketing, and licensing content.

Faculty interested in attending should consider applying to the 2017 Faculty Fellowship Program. Those selected will be given complete access to conference sessions and activities. For more information and a copy of the application form click here.

Call For MMEE Panel Proposals: AEJMC 2017 National Convention

The Media Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship Division welcomes panel proposals for the 2017 AEJMC convention in Chicago.

Panel pr13603672_10208556620584465_4530530040971990712_ooposals can be on any topic relevant to media management, economics and entrepreneurship (with an emphasis on media topics). Proposals can also be for mini-plenary and off-site sessions, or for pre-convention workshops (Scheduled for Tuesday, August 8). All MMEE members are encouraged to submit proposals in any area of expertise and interest.

The deadline for submitting all proposals is Friday, September 30. Proposals will be reviewed and ranked by the division’s executive board. Please follow these guidelines when submitting a proposal:

  • Identify your convention panel as addressing one of three areas: research, professional freedom and responsibility, or teaching.
  • Panels and other sessions can be co-sponsored with other divisions. Co-sponsorship increases MMEE’s ability to schedule sessions during the best available times, which broadens the appeal of the sessions. So be sure to identify divisions or interest groups that might be interested in co-sponsoring your proposals. It would be preferable if you have spoken with someone from the division about your proposal, but not necessary.
  • Panels can include members who work at media companies, universities, and other organizations near the Chicago area. Potential panelists who work in the area should be identified in the proposal.
  • The convention will be at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel, August 9-12, 2017.


All proposal submissions should be made using the Google form:

This template includes sections for all the information required by AEJMC. The standardization ensures each proposal receives the same consideration.


Please try to provide a complete a list of potential panelists. If changes are necessary, they can be made later. Try to bring together the best speakers for your topic by drawing from a broad and inclusive list of possibilities. We strongly urge you to embrace the diversity of AEJMC’s growing membership and of other organizations where you may find panelists. Remember to include the diversity information in the space provided.


The MMEE Executive Board will review panel proposals and rank them. A final slate of the division’s proposals will be submitted to AEJMC in mid-October. You will be notified of the results.


Please submit your panel proposals using the Google form link by September 30, 2016. Again, the URL is

If you have any questions about preparing your panel proposal, please email Geoffrey Graybeal, 2017 MMEE Conference Program Chair at

Thank You to our Reviewers

As a new semester commences, we’d like to take a moment to thank and acknowledge the 2016 reviewers for the refereed canstock9372548paper competition of the Media Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship Division.

AEJMC 2016 MMEE Division Reviewers
Marianne Barrett, Arizona State
Sabine Baumann, Jade University
Randal Beam, University of Washington
Carrie Brown, City University of New York
Dane Claussen, Thiel College
Amy Jo Coffey, University of Florida
Steven Dick, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Douglas Ferguson, College of Charleston
Michelle Ferrier, Ohio University
Amber Hinsley, St Louis University
J. Sonia Huang, National Chiao Tung University
Kelly Kaufhold, Texas State
Taehyun Kim, California State University Northridge
Hugh Martin, Ohio University
Bozena Mierzejewska, Fordham
Sumit Narula, Amity University
Cindy Price Schultz, University of Wyoming
Sandro Serpa, University of the Azore
Gustavo Simao, Universidade Federal de Lavras
Amy Sindik, Central Michigan
Mike Wirth, University of Tennessee
Yan Yang, High Point University
Xiaoqun Zhang, University of North Texas

Call for Papers – Special Issue of the Journal of Global Sport Management

ManuscriptsJGSM are currently being solicited for an upcoming special issue of the Journal of Global Sport Management dedicated to Athlete Transgressions and Endorsement Marketing entitled, “Athlete Transgressions and Endorsement Marketing.” The submission deadline is: April 30, 2017


Endorsement marketing has been widely used to generate consumer attention, interest, and purchase behaviors among targeted consumers. However, relatively little systematic research has been conducted to understand what happens to endorsed brands and athletes when an athlete engages in an immoral behavior (e.g., doping, fraud, etc.). Endorsed brands face dilemma whether they should continue or withdraw their relationships with the tainted athlete endorser. Athlete transgressions and endorsement marketing offers a myriad of research opportunities, and therefore, guest editors are calling for cutting-edge and innovative research into the nature of celebrity transgressions and their implications on endorsement marketing to further bridge the gap between theory and practice. Indicative areas of interest include, but are not restricted to:

  • Consumers’ cognitive, emotional, and behavioral reactions to athlete transgressions
  • Damages and problems associated with using transgressed athletes in marketing communications
  • Comparisons of various types of athlete transgressions and their implications
  • Theory-based typologies of athlete transgressions
  • Processing mechanisms of athlete transgressions and their impact on endorsed brands
  • Advancement on PR or marketing strategy to counter the negative effects from scandals
  • Effectiveness of athlete’s post-scandal behaviors on the field, off the field, and on the social media
  • Comparisons of different sponsor brand categories (luxury vs. non-luxury; performance-related vs. unrelated) on negative image transfer
  • Impact of non-athlete (e.g., President, Team Owner) scandals on sponsor and property evaluations

A preference is for empirical papers, but theoretical/conceptual papers will be considered equally if they provide a major advancement of understanding. Submissions should be made via the journal’s online submission system, ScholarOne; authors should indicate in their cover letter that the submission is to be considered for the Special Issue on Athlete Transgressions and Endorsement Marketing. Any questions or to submit abstracts for feedback – please contact the guest editors.

Guest Editors:

  • Dae Hee Kwak, PhD, Associate Professor of Sport Management, Co-Director, Michigan Center for Sport Management, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA (
  • Joon Sung Lee, PhD, Assistant Professor of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA (
  • Sylvia M. Chan-Olmsted, PhD, Professor of Telecommunication, Director of Consumer Media Research, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA (

Minneapolis Recap

AEJMC16MMEE Members ~

Thanks for another great conference! So many of you gave in various ways, from organizing panels and speakers; serving as moderators, discussants or panelists; serving as reviewers in the paper competition; or presenting your research. Here are a few photos for those to reminisce. We had much to celebrate at the business meeting, including the top student and faculty research paper awards, to awarding Sabine Baumann with the 2016 Barry Sherman Teaching Award. We elected our new division officers, discussed some possible new initiatives (to be highlighted by Axel), and voted to move up the deadline for Named Awards nominations to February 15 of each year. This should encourage more submissions. We also celebrated meeting several of our goals set last year, including increased division membership (one of just two AEJMC divisions with YOY growth!), more international and graduate student outreach, and increased submissions and presentations at the Midwinter Conference. For further details, you may read the MMEE Division’s Annual Report.

Finally and on a somber note, we took some time to remember those we’ve lost. Our dear friend and PF&R chair for 2015-2016, Fred Schiff, unexpectedly passed away the week prior to AEJMC. His loss was felt by all of us, and he will be missed. After the meeting, we signed sympathy cards for Fred’s family and also that of John Dimmick, who we lost earlier this summer. We appreciate Fred and John for who they were and the valuable contributions they made. MMEE is the unique division it is, largely, because of the people behind it. That includes you!  Thank you for all you do, and how you do it. On this note, I want to thank each of the 2015-2016 executive board members for their hard work, and especially Axel Roepnack for his time and attention to this year’s conference as Program Chair. I look forward with excitement to his leadership as MMEE’s Incoming Chair and the ideas that our new executive board will generate.

With appreciation to all ~ Amy Jo

Members’ Meeting Agenda: Aug. 6

Welcome to Minneapolis, MMEE!  Hope you can take in everything the Media Management, Economics, and Entrepreneurship division has to offer. In addition to the highlights in the previous post, we look forward to seeing you at the MMEE members’ meeting Saturday night, Aug. 6, at 7pm in Marquette IV (social to follow). Here’s our agenda:

  • Welcome
  • Chair’s Report
    • Membership and Financials
    • Midwinter Conference
    • Minneapolis Conference Reports
    • Miscellaneous
  • Awards
    • Research Competition Award Presentations
    • Barry Sherman Teaching Award Presentation
  • Division Leadership
    • Thank you to 2015-2016 officers
    • Handover to Axel Roepnack, incoming division chair
    • Election of vice-chair and secretary
    • Appointment of other 2016-2017 officer roles
    • Officer training sessions and e-board meeting
  • New Business
    • Paper Submissions discussion
    • Named Awards discussion
    • Vote on 2020 AEJMC conference location
    • Other
  • Adjourn (social follows at 8:45pm, same room)

Please bring a guest to introduce them to the MMEE division (especially graduate students)! And, please consider volunteering for one of many exciting officer roles:   See you there!

MMEE in Minneapolis

We’re less than two weeks away from AEJMC 2016 in the Twin Cities and hope you’re looking forward to the lineup! We hope see you at our research, teaching, and industry sessions, as well as the MMEE division business meeting and social Saturday night. In addition to top MMEE refereed research showcased throughout the conference, here are a few other highlights to look forward to:

  • Teaching Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Mass Communication (Thurs. 1:30)
  • New and Emerging Business Models in Media Industries (Thurs. 3:15)
  • Big Data in the Media Industries (Sat. 1:45)
  • Research Grant Opportunities and Publishing Funded Research (Sat. 5:15)
  • MMEE members’ meeting (7pm Sat.) and social, sponsored by Taylor & Francis

If you’ve never served on the MMEE executive board, please consider it! Positions are listed here: Elections will be held at MMEE’s Sat. evening members’ meeting. We encourage you to bring a newcomer to the meeting Saturday night, as it’s a great way to introduce others (especially graduate students) to our welcoming division, show them what we are about, and to grow membership. Then stay for refreshments and socializing with the MMEE family!

MMEE Pre-Conference Workshop: Teaching with Cases – August 3rd 2016

AEJMC-Logo-smallPre-conference Workshop: Teaching With Cases
Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 8 a.m. to Noon
Fee: $20 Per Person

The Media Management Economics and Entrepreneurship Division will be hosting a pre-conference workshop entitled, Teaching With Cases, on August 3rd, 2016. This session will explore issues related to design and successful implementation of classes with the use of case studies.

In today’s fast paced environment, cases are one of the teaching methods that enable understanding of complex situations, high student engagement and embedding information that students observe during the course of study.  This workshop will focus on several aspects of teaching with cases: understanding the method, finding and choosing the cases, preparing for and using cases.

Discussion panelists will include C. A. Hollifield (Georgia), B. Mierzejewska (Fordham), G. Sylvie (Texas at Austin)  For additional information regarding this workshop contact:  To register for this workshop go to: