Key Concepts in Sport Management

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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 ...

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Overview

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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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
PhD 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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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412928427
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 9/20/2012
  • Series: SAGE Key Concepts Series
  • Pages: 203
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors vii

Acknowledgements viii

Using this Book viii

Introduction ix

Organizational Theory x

Structure of the Book xi

A Note About Content xiii

Change 1

Commercialization 7

Competitive Balance 11

Conflict 16

Context 21

Control 24

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) 29

Corruption 33

Critical Theory and Critical Management Studies 40

Decision Making 43

Demand 48

Effectiveness or Efficiency 51

Employability 56

Entrepreneurship 60

Ethics 64

Globalization 69

Governance 73

Image, Identity and Reputation 76

Knowledge Transfer 81

Leadership 85

Legacy 95

Media/Broadcasting 98

Mega Events 102

Networks 106

Organizational Culture 110

Organizational Goals 114

Performance Management 117

Power 121

Quality 125

Sponsorship 129

Sport Development (and Sport for Development, Development through Sport) 132

Sport Funding and Finance 136

Sport Law 140

Sport Marketing 142

Sport Organization 145

Sport Participation 148

Sport Policy 153

Sport Tourism 157

Stakeholders 162

Strategy 166

Strategic Alliances 170

Strategic Planning 175

Structure 179

Technology 184

Typologies and Taxonomies 187

Voluntary 191

Conclusion 196

Keeping Up To Date: Useful Sources 196

Index 199

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