Associate Professor

  • Management Department

Head of the Master Program Management of Sports Organisations

Curriculum vitae

Université Paris Sud, France

Master in International Business
University of Auckland, New Zealand

Université de Stuttgart, Germany



Anna GERKE, Kathy BABIAK, Geoff DICKSON, Michel DESBORDES (2018) . Developmental processes and motivations for linkages in cross-sectoral sport clusters, Sport Management Review

Anna GERKE, Yan DALLA PRIA (2018) . Cluster Concept: Lessons for the Sport Sector? Towards a Two-Step Model of Sport Cluster Development Based on Socioeconomic Proximity, Journal of Sport Management


Anna GERKE, Geoff DICKSON, Michel DESBORDES, Stephen GATES (2017) . The role of interorganizational citizenship behaviors in the innovation process, Journal of Business Research, 73 55-64

Anna GERKE (2017) . Sport Management in Australia. An Organisational Overview (Book review), Sport Management Review, 20 (5), 537-538


Anna GERKE (2016) . Towards a network model of innovation in sport – the case of product innovation in nautical sport clusters, Innovation: Organization and Management, 18 (3), 270-288


Anna GERKE, Michel DESBORDES, Geoff DICKSON (2015) . Towards a sport cluster model: the Ocean Racing Cluster in Brittany, European Sport Management Quarterly, 15 (3), 343-363

GERKE, A. (2017). Towards more sustainable business practices in surf industry clusters. In BORNE, G. and PONTING, J. (Eds.), Sustainable Surfing. Routledge.

GERKE, A., & BENSON-REA, M. (2016). The Expansion of the Sport Goods Industry. In WAGNER, Ulrik; STORM, Rasmus K. and NIELSEN, Klaus (Eds.), When Sport meets Business: Capabilities, Challenges, Critiques (pp. 11-27). Sage Publications.

GERKE, A. (2016). How can sport engagement help to solve managerial problems and improve employees’ performance?. In LANDA, S. (Eds.), Sport, Physical Activity and Quality of Life at Work - Improving the quality of work life through physical and sports activities (pp. 153-156). AquiPrint.

WASCHE, H., GERKE, A., & GIANNAKIS, M. (2017). The Network Structure of Innovation – Insights from a Sport Innovation Incubator., 24th European Association for Sport Management (EASM) Conference.

GERKE, A., & BENSON-REA, M. (2017). The Dynamics Of The Global Factory: Building A New Sport Manufacturing Cluster., 24th European Association for Sport Management (EASM) Conference.

GERKE, A. (2017). How are cross-sectoral sport networks structured and governed? Insights through social network analysis in surfing clusters., North Amercian Society for Sport Management (NASSM) 2017 Conference.

GERKE, A. (2017). From Cognitive to Organisational Proximity – Insights on Resilience of Clusters from the Sport Industry., EURAM 2017 Conference.

AL-KUWARY, K. A. J., & GERKE, A. (2017). Country Branding: An Analysis of Qatar as Preferred Sports Destination., European Association for Sport Management (EASM) Conference.

GERKE, A. (2017). Cluster Concept: What Lessons for the Sport Sector? Towards a Two-step Model of Sport Cluster Development based on Socio-economic Proximity., North Amercian Society for Sport Management (NASSM) 2017 Conference.

GERKE, A. (2016). Presentation of the sport innovation incubator Le Tremplin with the management of Le Tremplin., EURAM Managing Sport Special Interest Group Pre-conference.

GERKE, A., DICKSON, G., DESBORDES, M., & GATES, S. (2016). Bouquets are as useful as brickbats: The influence of interorganizational citizenship behaviors on the innovation process., European Academy of Management (EURAM) 16th Annual Conference.

GERKE, A., DICKINSON, G., & DESBORDES, M. (2015). Sport industry cluster – testing the sport value framework on the meso-level., 23rd EASM Conference.

GERKE, A. (2015). Interorganizational Linkages in Sport Industry Clusters : Types, Development, and Motives., 15th EURAM Conference.

GERKE, A. (2015). From manufacturing base to innovative cluster - the case of Taïwan's cycle industry., 11th Asian Association for Sport Management (AASM) Conference.

GERKE, A., DESBORDES, M., & DICKSON, G. (2014). Managing interorganisational links in sporting goods industries – the case of sailing clusters., World Association for Sport Management Inaugural Conference.

Scientific activities

Editor :

  • EURAM Special Issue in Sport, Business and Management: an International Journal

Reviewer for an academic journal :

  • (2017)
  • European Sport Management Quarterly (2017)
  • Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Eduction, and Action
  • European Management Review
  • Revue de l'Organisation Responsable
  • Sport, Business, & Management: an International Journal
  • Innovation : Organization & Management

Member of an academic association :

  • European Academy of Management (EURAM): Programme Chair Manager for Special Interest group (SIG) Managing Sport
  • European Association for Sport Management (EASM)
  • North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM)
  • Sport Management Association of Australia & New Zealand (SMAANZ)
  • World Sport Management Association (WASM)
  • Euro-Asia Management Studies Association (EAMSA)

Member of the scientific board :

  • European Association for Sport Management (EASM) (2017)
  • EURAM Strategic Interest Group on Managing Sport
  • Scientific Board - Observatoire de l'Economie du Sport, Ministère de la ville, de la jeunesse et des sports, Secrétariat d'Etat aux sports

Awards and Honors

  • EURAM Managing Sport Special Interest Group Best Papers Award Runners up , 2015

Doctoral supervision

Thesis Jury Member

Since 2016, Mathieu Marlier : The value of intersectoral partnerships in sport
University of Ghent, Belgium