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Findings in Sport, Hospitality, Entertainment, and Event Management

About the Journal

Findings in Sport, Hospitality, Entertainment, and Event Management

Findings in Sport, Hospitality, Entertainment, and Event Management is an online outlet (accessible via KWS website) that focuses on providing readers relevant information though empirical investigations and topical essays on a wide range of topics in a succinct manner. In the spirit of GoogleScholars tagline 'Stand on the Shoulders of Giants', FinSHEEM strives to provide researchers and readers with findings that incrementally advance understanding and knowledge. To that note, the outlet is intended for investigations that make meaningful contributions to literature and provide a path toward future investigation. Specifically, FinSHEEM is meant for papers that add to and encourage research progress in strides (multi-studies not necessary).

More specifically, FinSHEEM aims to add to understanding in the areas of sport, entertainment, tourism, and event management through papers that use the mantra '(1) Tell Us the Issue, (2) Tell Us what is Known, (3) Tell us What you Found, and (4) Tell us What you will do next'.'

FinSHEEM welcomes empirical investigations and topical essays that cover topics such as (but not limited to): - Sport Management - Fan/Consumer Behavior - Fan/Consumer Psychology - Entertainment Management - Tourism Management - Attractions and Themed Entertainment - Event Management - Emerging Trends - Areas of Future/Needed Investigation

Papers: To meet the objective of FinSHEEM, papers should be written in a succinct manner, with page counts ranging from 5 to 9 pages (not including References and Tables/Figures). See below on recommended page allotments below:

Empirical Studies (Double Spaced 12pt Times New Roman – approximately 1,500 to 2,500 words*)
i. Introduction - .5 to 1.5 page(s) ('Tell Us the Issue')
ii. Background, Literature Review, and Research Questions or Hypotheses – 1 to 2 pages ('Tell Us what is Known')
iii. Methodology and Results – 2 to 3 pages ('Tell Us what you Did and Found')
iv. Discussion – 2 to 3 pages ('Tell Us What Scholars should do Next')

Case Analysis (Double Spaced 12pt Times New Roman – approximately 1,500 to 2,000 words*)
i. Introduction – .5 to 1.5 page(s) ('Tell Us the Issue')
ii. Background, Literature Review, Issue at Hand – 1 to 2 pages ('Tell Us what is Known')
iii. Findings and Analysis – 2 to 3 pages ('Tell Us what you Found')
iv. Discussion – 2 to 3 pages ('Tell Us What Scholars should do Next')

Topical Essays (Double Spaced 12pt Times New Roman – approximately 1,000 to 1,500 words*)
i. Introduction/The Issue - .5 to 1.5 page(s) ('Tell Us the Issue')
ii. Background, Literature Review, and Need for Research – 1 to 2 pages ('Tell Us What is Known')
iii. Call to Action – 1 to 2 pages ('Tell Us What Scholars should do Next') *Not including Abstract, Tables/Figures and References

Empirical and Case Analysis papers should include a 100 to 150-word abstract (50 to 100 for Topical Essays), 5 to 7 keywords, and a References section that uses APA 7th Edition. Tables and Figures should appear after the References section.

As papers in FinSHEEM are meant to be succinct descriptions of findings and research ideas, author(s) will be asked to engage with readers and colleagues that have questions, comments, and ideas about findings. In particular, each paper will be accompanied by:

1. A 30 second to 2:30 minute video summary which will be posted online and distributed to readers – Due at time of Submission

Papers (Microsoft Word format) and summary video (MP4 Format) will be submitted via email to chavard@memphis.edu.