Practical Ethics in Sport Management

Overview

Leaders and managers throughout the sporting world face many ethical challenges on a daily basis. Should an athletic director chastise an unruly but influential supporter? What factors should affect an athlete's eligibility? Is competitiveness acceptable in youth sports? This text shows aspiring sports management professionals how to identify the moral issues in sports and develop principle-centered leadership practices to lead with justice, honesty, and beneficence. Among the issues addressed are the conflict ...

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Overview

Leaders and managers throughout the sporting world face many ethical challenges on a daily basis. Should an athletic director chastise an unruly but influential supporter? What factors should affect an athlete's eligibility? Is competitiveness acceptable in youth sports? This text shows aspiring sports management professionals how to identify the moral issues in sports and develop principle-centered leadership practices to lead with justice, honesty, and beneficence. Among the issues addressed are the conflict between sportsmanship and gamesmanship, violence in sports, racial and gender equity, performance-enhancing drugs, academics, and commercialization. Throughout, specific examples from real-world sports situations and reflective questions encourage students to think critically.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786463985
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/23/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 275
  • Sales rank: 1,045,483
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Angela Lumpkin is a professor in the department of health, sport, and exercise sciences at the University of Kansas, where she also served as dean of the school of education. She is the author of 22 books. Sharon Kay Stoll serves as the director of the University of Idaho's Center for ETHICS* and is the author of eight books. Jennifer M. Beller is an associate professor of kinesiology and educational psychology at Washington State University and an affiliate faculty member to the University of Idaho's Center for ETHICS*.

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Table of Contents

Preface 1

1 Fundamentals of Ethics and Leadership in Sport Management 3

2 The Process of Making Morally Reasoned Decisions in Sports 20

3 Ethical Values and Principles versus the Challenges Facing Sport Managers and Leaders 35

4 The Conflict between Sportsmanship and Gamesmanship in Sports 48

5 Violence in Sports 70

6 Equity Issues in Sports 95

7 Competitive Advantages in Sports 134

8 Youth Sport Issues 167

9 Academics for Athletes in Colleges 187

10 Commercialized Sports in Schools and Colleges 212

11 Principle-Centered Leadership, Morality, and Ethical Decision-Making in Sports 239

Index 255

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