Prof. Mathieu Winand

Head of Department International Sports Management

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Prof. Dr. Mathieu Winand is Professor of Sport Management at LUNEX University in Luxembourg and Head of Department of International Sports Management. Before joining LUNEX, he worked at Stirling University in Scotland where he held posts as the Programme Director for the MSc in Sport Management and Faculty Chief Examiner. Before moving to Stirling in 2012, Mathieu was Postdoctoral Researcher at KU Leuven (Belgium), and Research fellow at University of Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) where he obtained his Ph.D. in 2009.


Mathieu has published in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters and has presented his research at numerous international conferences. His research interests are in the area of sport governance and innovation in sport. He has conducted researches on key determinants leading to high performing sports organizations, as well as innovation within sports federations. His research examines performance management and organizational innovativeness of non-profit sports organizations, particularly the diffusion and implementation of innovations and standards at national and local levels. Mathieu is an experienced researcher using quantitative and qualitative approaches, as well as mixed methods research design such as Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA).


Mathieu is Deputy Editor of Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal and is on the editorial board of Managing Sport and Leisure. He is a member of the EOSE network (European Observatoire of Sport and Employment), the Belgian Olympic Chair (University of Louvain-la-Neuve), the SPLISS network (Sport Policy factors Leading to International Sporting Success), and is Chair of the Strategic Interest Group ‘Managing Sport’ at European Academy of Management (EURAM).


Mathieu lectures Sport in Society, Business Administration in Sports, and Management in Sport Business at LUNEX. He is also tutor for the Executive Masters in Sport Organisations Management (MEMOS) supported by the International Olympic Committee and Olympic Solidarity.