Walker Wins ‘Best Research Paper’ Award

Dr. Walker was recognized by the Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) for submitting the best research paper. The article, ‘Does Green Management Matter for Donation Intentions? The Influence of Environmental Consciousness and Environmental Importance’ examined a university athletic department’s green management practices and the subsequent impact on donations. The practical importance of this study revealed that even in tough economic times (i.e., where donations – supply – are not paralleling demand), athletic departments can use this form of ‘community responsibility’ to enhance external support.