Taks Marijke


Taks Marijke
Full Professor

1994, Ph.D. Physical Education, KULeuven, Belgium
1986, M.Sc. Sports and Recreation Management, KULeuven, Belgium
1986, B.Sc. Physical Education, KULeuven, Belgium

Office: (613) 562-5800 ext. 2453
Work E-mail: marijke.taks@uottawa.ca

Marijke Taks


Marijke Taks joined the Faculty Health Sciences in August 2016. Dr. Taks’ area of expertise is in socio-economic aspects of sport and leisure. Her grant supported research focusses particularly on impacts, outcomes and leveraging of small and medium sized sport events, and their meaning for host communities.  She also studies sport consumer behaviour of various groups in society. Mass participation and the “Sport for All” philosophy guide her research. She has published her work in leading journals of sport management and related fields. Dr. Taks is an accomplished teacher and has demonstrated her expertise as an advisor by supervising over 100 student research projects. She is past-editor of the European Sport Management Quarterly (2009-2011), associate editor of the Journal of Sport Management and the Journal of Global Sport Management, and editorial board member of the European Sport Management Quarterly, the Journal of Sport Sponsorship and Marketing, and guest reviewer for a wide variety of journals in the field of sport management, sport marketing and sport tourism.

Research Interest

  • Socio-economic aspects of sport, leisure and sport events
  • Sport consumer behaviour
  • Sport participation and development
  • Sport and employment

Research Funding

  • Sciences and Humanities Research Council and Sport Canada Research Initiative (2017-2020). The New Sport System Landscape: Understanding the Interrelationships between Governance, Brand, and Social Media in Non-Profit Sport Organizations. (Co-A)
  • Sciences and Humanities Research Council and Sport Canada Research Initiative (2016-2019). Building Capacity for Sport Participation through Events. (PI)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and Sport Canada Research Initiative (2014-2017). Managing sport events to maximize positive impacts. (Co-A)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and Sport Canada Research Initiative (2011-2014). Leveraging sport events for sport development. (PI)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and Sport Canada Research Initiative (2006-2009). Participation in sport and the culture of NSOs. (Co-A)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (2005-2008). Economic impact and tourism behaviour of the Pan American Junior Athletic Championships. (PI)

​​​​​​​Selection of Scholarly Publications

  • Taks, M., Seguin, B., Narraine, M., Thomson, A., Parent. M., & Hoye R. (2020). Brand governance practices in Canadian national sport organizations: An exploratory study. European Sport Management Quarterly. doi:.org/10.1080/16184742.2019.1690538
  • Teare, G., & Taks, M. (2019). Extending the scoping review framework: A guide for interdisciplinary researchers. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 1-5. doi:.org/10.1080/16184742.2019.1690538
  • Hoye, R., Parent, M. M., Taks, M., Naraine, M. L., Seguin, B., & Thompson, A. (2019). Design archetype utility for understanding and analyzing the governance of contemporary national sport organizations. Sport Management Review. doi:.org/10.1016/j.smr.2019.10.002
  • Anderson, J. & Taks, M. (2019). Urban governance of non-mega sport events: A socio-political discourse analysis. In M. Winand and C. Anagnostopoulos (Eds.), Research handbook on sports governance (pp. 290-310). Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Agha, N., & Taks, M. (2019). Economic impact of minor sporting events and minor league teams. In P. Downward, B. Frick, B. Humphreys, T. Pawlowski, J. Ruseski, and B. Soebbing (Eds.), Handbook of Sports Economic (pp. 395-404). London, United Kingdom: SAGE Publications Ltd.
  • Taks, M., Green, B.C., Misener, L., & Chalip, L. (2018). Sport participation from sport events: Why it doesn't happen?. Marketing Intelligence & Planning, 36(2), 185-198. doi: 10.1108/MIP-05-2017-0091
  • Agha, N. & Taks, M. (2018). Modeling resident spending behavior during sport events: Do residents contribute to economic impact?. Journal of Sport Management, 32(5), 473-485.
  • Chalip, L., Green, B.C., Taks, M., & Misener, L. (2017). Creating Sport Participation from Sport Events: Making It Happen. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 9, 257-276
  • Taks, M., Littlejohn, M., Wood, L., & Snelgrove, R. (2016). Sport Events and Residential Happiness: The Case of Two Non-Mega Sport Events. Journal of Global Sport Management, 1(3-4), 90-109.
  • Littlejohn, M., Taks, M., Wood, L., & Snelgrove, R. (2016). Sport events and happiness: towards the development of a measuring instrument. World Leisure Journal, 58(4), 255-266.
  • Taks., M. (2016). The rise and fall of the mega sport events: The future is in non-mega sport events. In Vanden Auweele, I., Cook, E., & Parry, J (Eds.), Ethics and Governance in Sport: The Future of Sport Imagined (pp. 84-93). Routledge.
  • Taks. M., & Misener, L. (2015). Sport’s role in economic development (Chapter 5). In. M. T. Bowers & M. Dixon (eds.), Sport management: An exploration of the field and its values (pp. 95-122). Urbana (Ill.): Sagamore Publishing
  • Agha, N. & Taks, M. (2015). A theoretical comparison of the economic impact of large and small events. International Journal of Sport Finance10, 199-216.
  • Taks, M., Chalip, L., & Green, B.C. (2015). Impacts and strategic outcomes from non-mega sport events for local communities (introduction to the special issue). European Sport Management Quarterly, 15(1), 1-6.
  • Misener, L., Taks, M., Chalip, L., & Green, B.C. (2015). The elusive ‘trickle down effect’ of sport events: Assumptions and missed opportunities. Managing Leisure, 20(2), 135-156.
  • Taks, M., Green, B.C., Misener, L., & Chalip, L. (2014) Evaluating sport development outcomes: The case of a medium sized international sport event. European Sport Management Quarterly, 14(3); 213-237. DOI: 10.1080/16184742.2014.882370
  • Taks, M. (2013). Social sustainability of non-mega sport events in a global world. European Journal for Sport and Society, 10(2), 121-141.
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