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Contemporary Sport Management / Edition 4
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Contemporary Sport Management / Edition 4

by Paul Pedersen, Janet Parks, Jerome Quarterman, Lucie Thibault

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ISBN-10: 0736081674

ISBN-13: 9780736081672

Pub. Date: 10/21/2010

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

Contemporary Sport Management, Fourth Edition, provides students with an overview of the sport management by presenting extensive discussions of the foundational aspects of the profession and current topics from the field. This thoroughly revised edition brings enhanced content to students with a full-color format and an integrated online study guide. The


Contemporary Sport Management, Fourth Edition, provides students with an overview of the sport management by presenting extensive discussions of the foundational aspects of the profession and current topics from the field. This thoroughly revised edition brings enhanced content to students with a full-color format and an integrated online study guide. The text also discusses the significance of sport as an international social institution. Students will learn the relevance of sociological, cultural, historical, political, psychological, and legal concepts to the management of sport; the necessary professional skills and attitudes of sport managers; and ways in which the globalization of sport continues to affect sport management professions.

One of the top-selling textbooks in the field, the fourth edition retains many of its popular learning tools for students and also offers several key enhancements:

Three new chapters covering sport management issues in youth and community sport, interscholastic sport, and the history of the sport business industry address the growing needs in the field.

International sidebars and associated activities within each chapter have been updated, providing readers with fresh ideas regarding cultural differences in sport as well as the effects of the globalization of sport on the sport management profession.

• A historical timeline, now in every chapter, puts major events into context.

• New ethics and critical thinking sections expand on the chapter topics to help students develop the competencies to make sound decisions and become ethical and principled sport managers.

• A running glossary, chapter objectives, and end-of-chapter reviews help students understand key concepts and terms.

In addition, a new online study guide (OSG) provides multiple interactive learning experiences that assist students in retaining the information. Each chapter of the text includes several cross-references to the OSG, allowing students to take advantage of the following features:

• Job opportunity activities demonstrate the skills that prospective employers are seeking within particular sport settings.

• Web searches point students to the vast amount of information available online.

• Portfolio activities help students reflect on specific questions related to the critical thinking and ethics sections of each chapter. Upon completion, students will have constructed a portfolio of their reflections on issues they may face as future sport management professionals.

• Comprehension checks with interactive activities help students more fully understand and apply the concepts covered in each chapter.

• Quizzes help students ensure they have mastered the major concepts of each chapter.

Reorganized in a four-part format, Contemporary Sport Management, Fourth Edition, begins with an overview of the field and important historical aspects of the industry. Next, the attributes of an effective and professional sport manager and the relevance of managerial and leadership concepts applied to sport management are discussed. In the second part, readers learn about the major settings in which sport management professionals work today, including professional and amateur sport management sites, sport management agencies, and sport tourism venues. The third part offers information on key functional areas of sport management, such as sport marketing, sport communication, finance and economics in sport, and sport facility and event management. In the final part, readers examine current challenges in the profession, such as issues related to consumer behavior, law, sociology, globalization, and the importance of continuing sport management research.

The updated and enhanced fourth edition of Contemporary Sport Management offers a varied and dynamic learning package to assist readers in understanding the many opportunities and challenges in the sport management field. From historical foundations and future directions to current issues and professional skill sets, this popular textbook continues to inform and inspire up-and-coming professionals to have a positive influence on the management of sport.

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Table of Contents

A Letter to Students and Instructors


Part I. Introduction to Sport Management

Chapter 1.Managing Sport in the 21st Century

Janet B. Parks, DA; Jerome Quarterman, PhD; and Lucie Thibault, PhD

Defining Sport and Sport Management

Nature and Scope of the Sport Industry

Unique Aspects of Sport Management

Sport Management Competencies

Future Challenges and Opportunities

Learning Aids

Chapter 2.Developing a Professional Perspective

Sally R. Ross, PhD; Kathryn S. Hoff, PhD; and JoAnn Kroll, MEd

Professional Preparation

Professional Attitude

Career Planning and Management

Occupational Information

Learning Aids

Chapter 3.Historical Aspects of the Sport Business Industry

Lawrence W. Fielding, PhD; Paul M. Pedersen, PhD; and Brenda G. Pitts, EdD

Historical Aspects of Commercialization in Sport

Historical Aspects of the Sport Market

Critical Thinking in the History of the Sport Business Industry

Ethics in the History of the Sport Business Industry

Learning Aids

Chapter 4.Management Concepts and Practice in Sport Organizations

Lucie Thibault, PhD; and Jerome Quarterman, PhD

Organization Defined

Organizational Environment

Organizational Effectiveness

Organizational Structure

Organizational Design

Structure and Design of Sport Organizations


Organizational Culture

Organizational Change

Critical Thinking in Sport Organizations

Ethics in Sport Organizations

Learning Aids

Chapter 5.Managerial Leadership in Sport Organizations

Jerome Quarterman, PhD; Ming Li, EdD; and Lucie Thibault, PhD

Theoretical Approaches to Management

Management Functions

Managerial Roles


Decision Making, Authority, and Power

Human Resource Management

Organizational Diversity

Critical Thinking in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

Ethics in the Leadership of Sport Organizations

Learning Aids

Part II. Selected Sport Management Sites
Chapter 6.Professional Sport

James M. Gladden, PhD; and William A. Sutton, EdD

Nature of Professional Sport

History of Major American Professional Sport

Unique Aspects of Professional Sport

Revenue Sources for Professional Sport Teams

Future Challenges Facing Professional Sport

Career Opportunities in Professional Sport

Critical Thinking in Professional Sport

Ethics in Professional Sport

Learning Aids

Chapter 7.Intercollegiate Athletics

Ellen J. Staurowsky, EdD; and Robertha Abney, PhD

Origins of Intercollegiate Athletics Governance

Basics of College Sport Finance

Intercollegiate Athletics Administrators

Critical Thinking in Intercollegiate Athletics

Ethics in Intercollegiate Athletics

Learning Aids
Chapter 8.Interscholastic Athletics

Warren A. Whisenant, PhD; and Eric W. Forsyth, PhD

Arrival of Interscholastic Athletics

Governance of Interscholastic Athletics

Value of Interscholastic Athletics Programs

Participation Numbers

Operating Models

Careers in Interscholastic Athletics

Issues Facing Interscholastic Athletics

Critical Thinking in Interscholastic Athletics

Ethics in Interscholastic Athletics

Learning Aids

Chapter 9. Youth and Community Sport

Marlene A. Dixon, PhD; and Jennifer E. Bruening, PhD

Origins and History of Community Sport in North America

Youth Sport History

Definition of Community Sport

Size and Scope of Community Sport

Types of Community Sport Organizations

Management Challenges

Adult Community Sport Offerings

Youth Sport Offerings

Critical Thinking in Community Sport

Ethics in Community Sport

Learning Aids

Chapter 10.Sport Management and Marketing Agencies

William A. Sutton, EdD; Nicole Fowler, MBA; and Mark A. McDonald, PhD

Functions of Sport Management and Marketing Agencies

Types of Sport Management and Marketing Agencies

Careers and Challenges

Critical Thinking in Agency Activities

Ethics in Agencies and Revenue Sources

Learning Aids

Chapter 11. Sport Tourism

Heather Gibson, PhD; and Sheranne Fairley, PhD

Tourism and the Tourism Industry

Defining Sport Tourism

Sustainability and Sport Tourism

Critical Thinking in Sport Tourism

Ethics in Sport Tourism

Learning Aids

Part III. Selected Sport Management Functions

Chapter 12.Sport Marketing

F. Wayne Blann, EdD; and Ketra L. Armstrong, PhD

Developing a Sport Marketing Plan

Critical Thinking in Sport Marketing

Ethics in Sport Marketing

Learning Aids

Chapter 13.Communication in the Sport Industry

G. Clayton Stoldt, EdD; Stephen W. Dittmore, PhD; and Paul M. Pedersen, PhD

Theoretical Framework of Sport Communication

Strategic Sport Communication Model

Media Relations in Sport

Community Relations in Sport

Critical Thinking in Sport Communication

Ethics in Sport Communication

Learning Aids

Chapter 14.Finance and Economics in the Sport Industry

Timothy D. DeSchriver, EdD; and Daniel F. Mahony, PhD

Current Financial Situation of US Professional Sport

Current Financial Situation in US College Athletics

Economics of Sport

Overview of Financial Management

Sources of Revenues and Expenses for Sport Organizations

Careers in Financial Management for Sport Organizations

Critical Thinking in Sport Finance and Economics

Ethics in Sport Finance and Economics

Learning Aids

Chapter 15.Sport Facility and Event Management

Robin Ammon, Jr., EdD; and David K. Stotlar, EdD

Types of Facilities

Facility Management

Event Management

Critical Thinking in Sport Facility and Event Management

Ethics in Sport Facility and Event Management

Learning Aids

Part IV. Current Challenges in Sport Management

Chapter 16.Sport Consumer Behavior

B. Christine Green, PhD; and Carla A. Costa, PhD

Understanding the Individual as a Sport Consumer

Group Influences on the Sport Consumer

Situational Influences on the Sport Consumer

Consumer Decision Making in Sport


Critical Thinking in Sport Consumer Behavior

Ethics in Sport Consumer Behavior

Learning Aids

Chapter 17.Legal Considerations in Sport Management

Anita M. Moorman, JD; and R. Christopher Reynolds, JD

Basics of Law

Federal Constitution

Federal Legislation

State Legal Systems

Summary of Fundamental Sport Law Components

Future Challenges

Critical Thinking in Sport Law

Ethics in Sport Law

Learning Aids

Chapter 18. Sociological Aspects of Sport

Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD; and Mary Jo Kane, PhD

Defining Sport Sociology

Social Significance of Sport

Benefits of Sport

Dark Side of Sport

Sport as a Vehicle for Social Transformation

Implications for Sport Managers

Critical Thinking in Sport Sociology

Ethics in Sport Sociology

Learning Aids

Chapter 19.A North American Perspective on International Sport

Ted Fay, PhD; Luisa Velez, PhD; and Janet B. Parks, DA

What is International Sport?

Expansion of International Sport

Current Issues in International Sport

Essentials for Aspiring International Sport Managers

Forecasting the Future: International Sport 2010–2020

Critical Thinking in International Sport

Ethics in International Sport

Learning Aids

Chapter 20.Sport Management Questions and Research

Jess C. Dixon, PhD; Wendy Frisby, PhD; and Robert Boucher, PhD

Research Questions and Their Origins

Why Sport Managers Need to Understand Research

What is Sport Management Research?

Key Concepts

Current Challenges in Sport Management Research

The Future of Sport Management Research

Critical Thinking in Sport Management Research

Ethics in Sport Management Research

Learning Aids


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