Anna GERKE

Associate Professor

  • Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Innovation Department

Teaching Domains

Interorganisational relationships and behavior
Cluster theory
Sport industry
Innovation strategy
Sport organisations and managers
Innovation strategies in sport
Strategic management
Marketing strategy

Research Domains

Interorganisational relationship and behavior
Cluster theory
Sport industry
Innovation strategy
Sport organisations and managers
Innovation strategies in sport
Strategic management
Marketing strategy
Service innovation
Business Strategy and International Management
Circular economy

Curriculum vitae

Doctorate, Business administration, Strategy
Université Paris XI, France (2014)

Master in International Business
University of Auckland, New Zealand

BA
Université de Stuttgart, Germany

Publications

Forthcoming

MCCULLOUGH, B., BREITBARTH, T., COLLINS, A., GERKE, A., HEROLD, D. (2022) . Environmental Matters in Sport: Sustainable Research in the Academy, European Sport Management Quarterly

GERKE, A., DALLA PRIA, Y. (2022) . The role of social capital in territorial development: the case of a French post-industrial region, Regional Studies

BEHNAM, M., DICKSON, G., DELSHAB, V., GERKE, A., NIKOU, P. (2023) . The Moderating Effect of Fan Engagement on the Relationship between Fan Knowledge and Fan Co-Creation in Social Media, International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship

GERKE, A., DICKSON, G., WASCHE, H. (2021) . Network Structure and Governance in Sport Clusters: A Mixed Methods Analysis, European Sport Management Quarterly

2022

GERKE, A., DICKSON, G., WOHLGEMUTH, V. (2022) . Strategic Processes in Australian Golf Clubs: A Dynamic Capabilities View, European Sport Management Quarterly, 22 (6), 727-746

GERKE, A. (2022) . Guest editorial: SBM Special Issue EURAM 2021 Conference – reshaping capitalism for a sustainable world – best papers from the Managing Sport SIG, Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, 12 (5), 557-559

KORONIOS, K., NTASIOS, L., DMITROPOULOS, P., GERKE, A. (2022) . Unlocking the Black Box of Sponsorship in Participant-Based Sport, Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, 12 (5), 598-617

GERKE, A. (2022) . The business of now: the future starts here – best papers from the Managing Sport SIG at the EURAM Online Conference in 2020, Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, 12 (1), 1-3

2021

GERKE, A., LUZZINI, D., MENA, C. (2021) . Innovation Configurations in Sport Clusters: The role of Interorganizational Citizenship and Social Capital, Journal of Business Research, 133 (September 2021), 409-419

2020

GERKE, A., WORATSCHEK, H., DICKSON, G. (2020) . How is value co-created in a sport business-to-business context?, Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, 10 (4), 403-430

GERKE, A., WORATSCHEK, H., DICKSON, G. (2020) . The sport cluster concept as middle-range theory for the sport value framework, Sport Management Review, 23 (2), 200-214

GERKE, A., WINAND, M. (2020) . Research in Action – Accelerating knowledge creation in management – Best papers from the Managing Sport SIG at the European Academy of Management (EURAM) Annual Meeting in Reykjavık 2018, Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, 10 (1), 1-2

GERKE, A., EGILSSON, B. (2020) . Exploring the future of management – Best papers from the Managing Sport SIG at the European Academy of Management (EURAM) Annual Meeting in Lisbon 2019, Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, 10 (5), 521-522

2018

GERKE, A., WINAND, M. (2018) . Making knowledge work – best papers from the Managing Sport SIG at the European Academy of Management (EURAM) Annual Meeting in Glasgow 2017, Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, 8 (5), 434-435

GERKE, A., DALLA PRIA, Y. (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, 32 (3),

GERKE, A., BABIAK, K., DICKSON, G., DESBORDES, M. (2018) . Developmental processes and motivations for linkages in cross-sectoral sport clusters, Sport Management Review, 21 (2), 133-146

2017

GERKE, A., DICKSON, G., DESBORDES, M., GATES, S. (2017) . The role of interorganizational citizenship behaviors in the innovation process, Journal of Business Research, 73 55-64

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

GERKE, A., DOLLES, H. (2017) . Manageable cooperation – insights from sports management: best papers from the “Managing Sport” tracks at the European Academy of Management (EURAM) Annual Meeting in Paris 2016, Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, 7 (5), 462-463

2016

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

2015

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

2013

GERKE, A., CHANAVAT, N., BENSON-REA, M. (2013) . How can Country-of-Origin image be leveraged to create global sporting goods brands?, Sport Management Review, 17 174-189

2012

GERKE, A. (2012) . Growing new MNEs in New Zealand: the FSA/CSA framework revisited, Multinational Business Review, 20 (2), 153-177

GERKE, A. (2022). Strategic paradigms in professional sport. In Shilbury, David (Eds.), A Research Agenda for Sport Management (pp. 129-145). Edward Elgar Publishing.

GERKE, A. (2019). L'innovation dans l'industrie du sport. In Aymar, P., Desbordes, M., & Hautbois, C. (Eds.), Management global du sport (pp. 281). Amphora.

GERKE, A., WÄSCHE, H. (2019). Interorganisational Network Governance in Sport. In Winand, M. & Anagnostopoulos, C. (Eds.), Research Handbook on Sport Governance (pp. 202). Edward Elgar Publishing.

GERKE, A., BENSON-REA, M. (2018). Single Market Evolution and its Business Impact. In SUDER, G.; RIVIERE, M., & LINDEQUE, J. (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to European Business (pp. 137-147). Routledge.

GERKE, A., WÄSCHE, H. (2018). Football, networks, and relationships. In CHADWICK, S; PARNELL, D.; WIDDOP, P.; ANAGNOSTOPOULOS, C (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Football Business and Management. Routledge.

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.

GERKE, A., BENSON-REA, M., ODLIN, D. (2022). Framework for SME upgrading in emerging market clusters. Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy.

GERKE, A., LE DEAN, R. (2022). Customer Acceptance Of Artificial Intelligence In The Sport Industry. In Schnitzer, M. et al (Eds.), European Association for Sport Management Book of Abstracts (pp. 315-317).

GERKE, A., BENSON-REA, M. (2021). Interorganisational Relationships in Circular Economy Strategies: Insights From The Sport Equipment Industry. European Association for Sport Management.

GERKE, A., BENSON-REA, M., FEHRER, J. (2020). Towards a circular economy in the sports gear and apparel industry. Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) Annual Conference.

GERKE, A., DICKSON, G. (2020). A Procedural Perspective on Dynamic Capabilities – Insights from Australian Golf Clubs. European Association for Sport Management (EASM).

GERKE, A., DICKSON, G. (2019). Service innovation in the Victorian golf industry – how does it (not) work?., Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ).

GERKE, A., BENSON-REA, M. (2019). Bringing corporate sustainability policies and customer expectations together. CR3+ conference.

GERKE, A., DICKSON, G., CHAUDHRY, A. (2019). How can a golf club ensure its financial future? New service development, new corporate identity, and transitions management.., World Association for Sport Management (pp. 149-150).

GERKE, A., BENSON-REA, M. (2019). Dynamics of the Global Factory: Insights from an emerging market cluster., European Academy of Management (EURAM) Annual Meeting.

GERKE, A., WÄSCHE, H. (2018). How Do Structural Network Characteristics Relate to Network Governance ?. In Carlsson, B., Breitbarth, T., & Bjärsholm, Daniel (Eds.), 26th European Association for Sport Management (EASM) Conference (pp. 37-38).

GERKE, A. (2018). A conceptual framework for sport clusters as sectoral initiative-clusters.., Clustering Conference.

GERKE, A., WORATSCHEK, H., DICKSON, G. (2018). How is value co-created in a sport business-to-business context?., European Academy of Management.

GIANNAKIS, M., GERKE, A., LUZZINI, D., WASCHE, H. (2018). The impact of interorganizational citizenship behavior and moderating role of network characteristics on product innovation.., Production and Operations Management Society International Conference.

GERKE, A., DALLA PRIA, Y. (2017). Trajectoires de développement et hétérogénéïté des clusters sport : une analyse socio-économique.., Colloque Management du Sport.

GERKE, A., WÄSCHEN, H., GIANNAKIS, M. (2017). How are Cross-Sectoral Sport Networks Structured and Governed? Insights through Social Network Analysis at Surfing Clusters. North American Society for Sport Management.

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., DALLA PRIA, Y. (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.

AL-KUWARI, 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). From Cognitive to Organisational Proximity – Insights on Resilience of Clusters from the Sport Industry., EURAM 2017 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.

DALLA PRIA, Y., GERKE, A. (2017). Proximité socio-économique et trajectoires de développement des clusters sport.., 9ème congrès international de la Société de Sociologie du Sport de Langue Française (3SLF).

GERKE, A., DALLA PRIA, Y. (2016). Typologies of sport clusters based on socio-economic proximity.., Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) Annual Conference.

GERKE, A., WORATSCHEK, H., DICKSON, G. (2016). Empirical evidence for the Sport Value Framework–the bridging role of the Sport Cluster concept in sport marketing theory.., Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) Annual 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. (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. (2015). From manufacturing base to innovative cluster - the case of Taïwan's cycle industry., 11th Asian Association for Sport Management (AASM) Conference.

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

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

GERKE, A. (2014). Interorganizational Citizenship Behavior in Sport Clusters., North American Society for Sport Management 2014 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.

Articles

GERKE, A. (2020). How value co-creation can change our world of ‘consume and dispose’ into ‘consume and pass on’. The Conversation.

GERKE, A. (2020). Professional sport, sport governance and Olympics in Australia. https://www.sportetcitoyennete.com/en/articles-en/professional-sport-sport-governance-and-olympics-in-australia. Sport & Citizenship.

GERKE, A. (2020). “Our research and evaluation flexibility is probably our greatest strength”. Sport & Citizenship.

GERKE, A. (2020). Social sport programmes to reengage the disengaged – how to make people physical active. Sport & Citizenship. Melbourne.

GERKE, A. (2020). Quel avenir pour les activités sportives et de loisir de plein air après le COVID-19 ? Sport & Citizenship.

GERKE, A. (2020). Sport as a tool for the inclusion of migrants. Sport & Citizenship.

GERKE, A., FEHRER, J. (2020). Circular Economy and Circular Business Models in Sports. Sport Management Academy Bayreuth - Relevant Management Insights, 25, pp. 1-6. Bayreuth.

GERKE, A. (2019). The sport system and sporting culture in Australia – same but different. Sport & Citizenship.

Scientific activities

Reviewer for an academic journal

Journal of Sport Management and Marketing (IJSMM) (2020) Since 2020

Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review (2020) Since 2020

Competitiveness Review (2018) Since 2018

Sport Management Review (2018) Since 2018

International Journal of Information Management (2018) Since 2018

International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship (2017) Since 2017

European Sport Management Quaterly (2017) Since 2017

Innovation : Organization & Management (2017) Since 2017

Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Eduction, and Action (2015) Since 2016

European Management Review (2015) Since 2016

Revue de l'Organisation Responsable (2015) Since 2016

Sport, Business, & Management: an International Journal (2017) Since 2015

Editor of an academic journal

EURAM Special Issue in Sport, Business and Management: an International Journal (2015) Since 2015

Guest Editor of an academic journal

European Sport Management Quarterly: Special Issue on "Environmental Sustainability Matters in Sport" (2020) Since 2020

Member of the editorial board of an academic journal

International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship (2020) Since 2020

Management et Organisations du Sport (2020) Since 2020

Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal (2018) Since 2018

Member of the scientific board of an academic association

Track Chair "Esport, Innovation and Technology" (2021) Since 2021

European Association for Sport Management (EASM) (2017) Since 2017

Scientific Board - Observatoire de l'Economie du Sport, Ministère de la ville, de la jeunesse et des sports, Secrétariat d'Etat aux sports (2017) Since 2017

European Academy of Management (EURAM): Managing Sport and Innovation Special Interest Group (SIG) Since 2011

Awards and Honors

  • EURAM Grant , 2021
  • Finalist EASM Best Conference Paper Award 2020 , 2020
  • EURAM Managing Sport Special Interest Group Best Papers Award Runners up , 2015

Doctoral supervision

Thesis director

M. ELMISATAR : Maximizing the ROI of Megasporting Events
Audencia Business School, France

Thesis co-director

E. KAUFMANN : Start-ups and entrepreneurial eco-systems
Karl-Franzens-Universität, Austria

Since 2016, Khalid Al Kuwari : Country Branding: An Analysis of Qatar as Preferred Sports Destination
Audencia Business School, France

Thesis Jury Member

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