Kathryn Heinze

About

Dr. Kathryn Heinze is an Associate Professor of Sport Management. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Management and Organizations from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and her B.A. in Organizational Studies from the University of Michigan. Kathryn’s research seeks to understand organizational and institutional change. In particular, she examines tactics, strategies, and processes by which individuals and organizations respond to and lead social and cultural change in their fields and industries. Dr. Heinze studies these dynamics in a variety of contexts, particularly those related to sport and health/wellness. Her work is published in journals such as Journal of Sport Management, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, and Organization Studies. She has presented at numerous management and sport management conferences around the world and her work has appeared in media outlets including the Chicago Tribune and Crain's Detroit. She is on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Sport Management. Kathryn’s teaching is focused on organizational behavior and strategy.

Areas of interest

Organizational and institutional change, sport and social issues.

Contact

Kathryn
Heinze
OBL 3152
1402 Washington Hts.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2013
(734) 615-2146
(734) 647-2808

Classes

Course Course Title Credits Term Instructor
SM 532 Managing Human Resources and Organizational Behavior in the… 3 As Arranged Heinze
Course Name RO: Org Behavior and HR
Course Level: Graduate
Description
This course examines through critical readings, analysis, assignments and class discussions human resource management and organization behavior dynamics and practices and their application to the business of sport. It deals with macro issue such as structure, centralization/decentralization, and culture, and how these issues impact an individual's functioning within an organization. The course also addresses micro behavioral science concepts such as motivation, conflict, leadership, decision-making, group dynamics, power, control, and communication.
Prerequisites: Kinesiology Graduate status.
Component: LEC
SM 332 Organizational Behavior in Sport 3 Fall, Winter Heinze
Course Name RO: Org Behave-Sport Org
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Having a fundamental understanding of how individuals work in an organizational setting is an essential ability for managing sport organizations. This course examines through critical readings, analysis, assignments and class discussions organizational behavior dynamics and practices and their application to both business and sport environments. It deals with macro issues such as structure, centralization / decentralization, the environment, technology and alliances and how these issues impact an individual's functioning within an organization. The course also addresses micro behavioral science concepts such as motivation, conflict, leadership, decision-making, group dynamics, power, control and communication. Organizational Behavior in Sport Organizations is a required course in the fall term of the Level II SM Curriculum.
Prerequisites: Junior status.
Component: LEC
SM 499 Strategy of Sport Organizations 3 As Arranged Heinze
Course Name RO: Strategy Sport Org
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Strategy of Sport Organizations --- This is a capstone class for Sport Management students. This course will study the links between the organization, its strategy and environment. Students will be required to integrate knowledge gained in the core sport management curriculum, including required and elective courses focused on specific functional areas (accounting, finance, marketing, and statistics). This class synthesizes these functional areas to provide a total enterprise perspective on strategy. Students will apply course concepts to the analysis of client-based projects.
Prerequisites: Sport Management Major & Senior Standing
Component: LEC