Dr. Florian Hemme was, until recently, Assistant Professor of Sport Management at High Point University. After retiring from full-time academia, he now teaches online courses for both High Point University and The University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on organizational change, sport entrepreneurship, and the intersection of public and private sport enterprise. His award-winning dissertation examined the planning and implementation of a major organizational transformation initiative at a municipal NRPA department, investigating employees change experience over the course of 18 months. A qualitative scholar of human experience, his work has been published in Sport Management Review, Sport in Society, Journal of Change Management, Journal of Organizational Change Management, and Journal of Sport Management.
Ph.D. in Kinesiology, The University of Texas at Austin, 2017
M.Ed. in Kinesiology, The University of Texas at Austin, 2013
M.S. in Human Resource Management, University of Groningen, 2011
B.S. in Business Administration, Catholic University Eichstatt-Ingolstadt, 2009
Studies organizational change in sport through qualitative inquiry and historical methods.
Hemme, F., Morais, D., Bowers, M. & Todd, J. (2021). Leading culture change in public recreation. Journal of Sport Management. doi:https://doi.org/10.1123/jsm.2020-0249.
Morais, D., Hemme, F. & Reyes, C. (2021). Tap 'Follow' #FitFam: a process of social media microcelebrity. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health. doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/2159676X.2021.1904441.
Hemme, F., Morais, D. & Lukow, J. (2020). Strategic social media marketing for the Premier Lacrosse League. Case Studies in Sport Management, 9, S1–S8. doi:doi.org/10.1123/cssm.2019-0023.
Hemme, F., Bowers, M. & Todd, J. (2020). Enacting logics in practice: A critical realist perspective. Journal of Change Management, 20(2), 99–122. doi:doi.org/ 10.1080/14697017.2019.1703025.
Hemme, F. & Morais, D. (2019). Legitimacy in public recreation: Examining rhetorical shifts in institutional creation and maintenance. Sport in Society. doi:doi.org/10.1080/17430437.2019.1621845.
Hemme, F., Bowers, M. & Todd, J. (2018). Change readiness as fluid trajectories: A longitudinal multiple-case study. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 31(5), 1153–1175. doi:doi.org/10.1108/JOCM-07-2017-0284.
Hemme, F., Morais, D., Bowers, M. & Todd, J. (2017). Extending sport-based entrepreneurship theory through phenomenological inquiry. Sport Management Review, 20(1), 92–104.
Hemme, F. & Dixon, M. (2015). A case study on power and politics in organizations. Case Studies in Sport Management, 4(1), 99–106.
Bowers, M., Green, B., Hemme, F. & Chalip, L. (2014). Assessing the relationship between youth sport participation settings and creativity in adulthood. Creativity Research Journal, 26, 314–327.
Hunt, T., Dimeo, P., Hemme, F. & Mueller, A. (2014). The health risks of doping during the Cold War: A comparative analysis of two sides of the iron curtain. International Journal of the History of Sport, 31, 2230–2244.
Hemme, F. & Todd, J. (2013). Beyond the hack-squat: George Heckenschmidt's forgotten legacy as a strength pioneer. Iron Game History: The Journal of Physical Culture, 12(3), 3–18.