Key Concepts in Sport Management

Key Concepts in Sport Management

by Terri Byers, Trevor Slack, Milena Parent
     
 

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Sharp, clear and relevant this book meets the needs of those studying and researching within the growing discipline of sport management. The intelligently cross-referenced entries provide a concise overview of the key concepts in the field guiding you through the important debates, sources and research methods in the management and delivery of sport.

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Sharp, clear and relevant this book meets the needs of those studying and researching within the growing discipline of sport management. The intelligently cross-referenced entries provide a concise overview of the key concepts in the field guiding you through the important debates, sources and research methods in the management and delivery of sport.

The book introduces readers to the concepts at the centre of their studies; it suggests relevant further reading and thoughts for future research and applies academic theory to business and organizational problems in a real-world context.

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CHOICE
As part of the 'Key Concepts' series, this book more than satisfies the criterion of offering students 'accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics.'

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This is a highly informative text that links the key concepts in sport management to broader issues for research, in particular, the role of past research in informing current research agendas. In presenting a reference guide that draws on Organizational Theory to formulate research questions, Terri Byers, Trevor Slack and Milena Parent offer students a highly original text for understanding both the theory and the practice of the management of sport, the sports industry and broader concerns for management, sports law, and media/broadcasting.
Catherine Palmer
Associate Professor in Sociology, Deakin University, Australia

Byers, Slack, and Parent's Key Concepts in Sports Management is a must have introductory reference guide for graduate and undergraduate sport management students and a highly suggested read for established and developing sport management professors, researchers, and practitioners. Their book - which is underpinned with a strong organizational theory foundation and sustained with an interweaving of conceptual issues and practical applications - is highly relevant for use in endeavors associated with pedagogical, scholarly, and practical aspects of our field. While the authors use organizational theory as the basis to explain various issues and concepts, the book has a strong connection to myriad disciplines and segments - ranging from sport law and sport marketing to sport finance and sport media - affiliated with the management of sport. In addition to the authors' detailed examination and application of core concepts and affiliated research, readers will find highly beneficial Byers, Slack, and Parent's suggestions for future research as well as additional scholarly reading material related to the various interrelated concepts and issues examined in their guide.

Paul M. Pedersen
Ph D Professor & Director, Sport Management Doctoral Program, Indiana University, Bloomington, United States

Key Concepts in Sport Management is an accessible and different guide for students and practitioners alike, on relevant concepts from organisational theory and beyond. It is comprehensive, with 46 chapters, each between 1000 and 2000 words long, on different concepts. Furthermore, it shows the interrelationships between these concepts and it has over 100 pages of relevant references. I'm sure that it will become a standard reference text for sports management. alike'
Peter Taylor
Professor of Sport Economics, Sport Industry Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

Key Concepts in Sport Management provides students, practitioners and researchers in the field of sport management with a valuable compilation of sensitizing concepts, definitions and interesting references. With the structure, style and extensive content the book meets its purpose.

Michel van Slobbe
European Sport Management Quarterly

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412928427
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/20/2012
Series:
SAGE Key Concepts Series
Pages:
203
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Milena M. Parent, Ph.D. obtained her doctorate from the University of Alberta. Currently an Associate Professor in the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Canada) and at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (Oslo, Norway), she is also a lecturer in the MEMOS (Executive Masters in Sport Organizations Management) program. A Research Fellow of the North American Society for Sport Management, she also sits on the Canadian Sport Policy 2012’s Policy Implementation and Monitoring Work Group, and is a former Early Researcher Award holder from the Government of Ontario.
Her expertise is in organization theory and strategic management of sports events, particularly in terms of governance, network and stakeholder management. Her research has been supported by numerous organizations, including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the International Olympic Committee, and she has consulted for a number of organizations, such as the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages and the Aquatic Federation of Canada. She teaches in English and French at the undergraduate and graduate levels and has published 6 books (e.g., The Routledge Handbook of Sports Event Management, with Jean-Loup Chappelet, 2015, Routledge; Managing Major Sports Events: Theory and Practice, with Sharon Smith-Swan, 2013, Routledge; and Key Concepts in Sport Management, with Terri Byers and Trevor Slack, 2012, SAGE), 18 book chapters, and over 35 peer-reviewed articles in journals such as the European Sport Management Quarterly, Journal of Sport Management, Sport Management Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Corporate Reputation Review, and Event Management. Finally, she sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Sport Management and Sport Management Review.

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