Jeroen Scheerder

Associate Professor, K.U. Leuven

Presentations Elderly on the move: Sport participation from a social integration perspective - Play the Game 2011 (PP Pdf) The MEASURE Network. Building scientific knowledge to help raise Europe's level of sport participation - Play the Game 2011 (PP Pdf.) Sport participation in Europe: Challenges from a policy perspective - Play the Game 2011 (PP Pdf.) CV Jeroen Scheerder studied (social) kinesiology, marketing and social and cultural anthropology.  He is an associate professor at the K.U.Leuven, Research Unit of Social Kinesiology & Sport Management. His research focuses on policy-related and socio-economic aspects of sport and leisure-time physical activity. He lectures in the fields of public policy in sport, (public) management in sport, and marketing of sport events.  He is a guest professor at the universities of Cassino, Cologne, Jyväskylä, Kaunas and Porto, and was a visiting professor of sport sociology at the Faculty of Political & Social Sciences, Ghent University (2005-2007). He is a lecturer in the Intensive Programme on Sport in the EU and its Member States and in the Intensive Programme on European Identity through Volunteering in Sport.  He is a staff member/lecturer in the Advanced Studies in European Sports Law & Sports Policy at the K.U.Leuven and a guest lecturer in sport policy in the Expert Class in Professional Sport Management at the Free University of Brussels.  He has published in different international journals, such as the European Journal of Sport & Society, the European Sport Management Quarterly, the International Journal of Sport Management & Marketing, the International Review for the Sociology of Sport, the Journal of Sports Sciences, Science & Sports and Sport, Education & Society. He is the editor/author of about fifteen books on sport, participation and policy. Previously he has been an advisor for the Flemish Ministry of Sport. Endurance sports are one of his passions.

Most recent publications in international journals:
Hoekman, R., Breedveld, K. & Scheerder, J. (Eds.) (2011). Sports participation in Europe. European Journal for Sport & Society (Special Issue) 8(1+2).
Scheerder, J. & Vos, S. (2011). Social stratification in adults’ sports participation from a time-trend perspective. Results from a 40-year household study. European Journal for Sport & Society 8(1+2): 31-44.
Scheerder, J., Vos, S. & Taks, M. (2011). Expenditures on sport apparel. Creating consumer profiles through interval regression modelling. European Sport Management Quarterly 11(3): 251-274.
Van Tuyckom, C., Bracke, P. & Scheerder, J. (2010). Methodological issues in cross-cultural research on sports participation. Portuguese Journal of Sport Sciences 10(1): 57.
Van Tuyckom, C., Bracke, P. & Scheerder, J. (2011). Sports – idrott – esporte – deporte – sportovní. The problem of equivalence of meaning in comparative sports research. European Journal for Sport & Society 8(1+2): 85-97.
Van Tuyckom, C. & Scheerder, J. (2010). A multilevel analysis of social stratification patterns of leisure-time physical activity among Europeans. Science & Sports 25(6): 304-311.
Van Tuyckom, C. & Scheerder, J. (2010). Sport for All? Insight into stratification and compensation mechanisms of sporting activity in the EU-27. Sport, Education & Society 15(4): 495-512.
Van Tuyckom, C., Scheerder, J. & Bracke, P. (2010). Gender and age inequalities in regular sports participation. A cross-national study of 25 European countries. Journal of Sports Sciences 28(10): 1077-1084.
Vos, S., Breesch, D, Késenne, S., Van Hoecke, J., Vanreusel, B. & Scheerder, J. (2011). Governmental subsidies and coercive isomorphism. Evidence from sports clubs and their resource dependencies. European Journal for Sport & Society. (accepted)
Vos, S., Breesch, D, Késenne, S., Lagae, W., Van Hoecke, J., Vanreusel, B. & Scheerder, J. (2011). The value of human resources in non-public sports providers. The importance of volunteers in non-profit sports clubs versus professionals in for-profit fitness and health clubs. International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing. (accepted)

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