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Trevor Slack - Author

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Understanding Sport Organizations Applications for Sport Managers

Understanding Sport Organizations Applications for Sport Managers

Author: Trevor Slack Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/03/2020

The classic groundbreaking text for understanding organizational theory in the sport industry is back in an extensively revised new edition. With an added emphasis on organizational behavior and practical applications of the theory, Understanding Sport Organizations: Applications for Sport Managers, Third Edition, provides a logical progression to understanding the many components of and processes in sport organizations. Readers will gain a strong theoretical foundation while learning how it applies within the context of the ever-changing field of sport management. In this third edition, new chapters incorporate critical concepts that sport managers in the current era must be familiar with: Different policy types and the responses of sport organizations to policy Perspectives of marketing of sport and marketing through sport Control in sport organizations Sex and gender in sport organizations Volunteer management in sport Dimensions and assessment of governance in sport organizations Mental health difficulties and management strategies within sport environments Applying statistical analysis to support analytic decision making in sport Corporate social responsibility Procurement and sport organizations To facilitate comprehension and application, each chapter opens with a list of key concepts and a real-world, contemporary scenario to demonstrate the relevance of theory and behavior in the sport industry. Time Out sidebars offer accounts from actual sport organization situations or from research findings to further illustrate issues being discussed. Chapter summaries and review questions are provided to stimulate discussion about the central issues from each chapter. Key Issues for Sport Managers boxes highlight how chapter content is applied at the level of sport manager, and closing Case for Analysis examples allow readers to directly apply information from each chapter. Real-world examples throughout the text provide opportunities for additional exploration and application of relevant concepts. Every chapter references key articles that build on the foundational framework presented and includes suggestions for further reading within general management and sport management literature. This thorough presentation of subject matter will guide readers to a greater and more practical understanding of core issues. Synthesizing modern conceptual and empirical research from many fields of management into a practical, engaging look at the sport management field, Understanding Sport Organizations: Applications for Sport Managers, Third Edition, is an invaluable resource for students and current practitioners alike.

International Perspectives on the Management of Sport

International Perspectives on the Management of Sport

Author: Trevor Slack Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/07/2007

International Perspectives on the Management of Sport is the first multi-contributed book that addresses the various aspects of sport management by some of the most brilliant experts throughout the world. Drawing on the knowledge of international sport management gurus, this book provides cutting-edge ideas from those at the forefront of the industry. A particular emphasis is placed on the rapidly evolving fields of Organizational Theory and Economic Policy and their relation to sport. Contributors include Wladimir Andreff, Laurence Chalip, Jean-Loup Chappelet, Packianathan Chelladurai, Rodney Fort, Bill Gerard, Dennis Howard, Trevor Slack and many others.

The Commercialisation of Sport

The Commercialisation of Sport

Author: Trevor Slack Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2005

What does commercialisation mean for the future of sport? Modern sports links to commerce are highly visible. Stadiums and arenas bear the names of businesses, while sponsors' logos appear on athletes' clothing and equipment, on the facilities in which they play, and in the titles of the events in which they compete. Media companies pay vast sums for the rights to broadcast sports events, and advertisers pay a premium to promote products during the screening of these events. Cities invest, at the expense of other social projects, in the staging of major sports events and to attract professional teams to their areas. Star athletes are transferred for multi-million fees and professional sport franchises are sold for sums higher than the gross domestic products of some countries. Even recreational athletes are subject to a constant barrage of commercial pressures to improve their game. Sport's links to commerce have intensified over the past 30 years but have been subjected to little academic analysis. This book represents an attempt to fill that significant gap in the literature by examining five different aspects of the commercialisation of sport: * The sports industry * The public sector * The commercialisation of 'amateur' sport * Sport and television * Sports sponsorship There has been a rapid and widespread commercialisation of sport and it is vital that we now raise critical questions and analyse the changes that have taken place.

The Commercialisation of Sport

The Commercialisation of Sport

Author: Trevor Slack Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/08/2004

What does commercialisation mean for the future of sport? Modern sports links to commerce are highly visible. Stadiums and arenas bear the names of businesses, while sponsors' logos appear on athletes' clothing and equipment, on the facilities in which they play, and in the titles of the events in which they compete. Media companies pay vast sums for the rights to broadcast sports events, and advertisers pay a premium to promote products during the screening of these events. Cities invest, at the expense of other social projects, in the staging of major sports events and to attract professional teams to their areas. Star athletes are transferred for multi-million fees and professional sport franchises are sold for sums higher than the gross domestic products of some countries. Even recreational athletes are subject to a constant barrage of commercial pressures to improve their game. Sport's links to commerce have intensified over the past 30 years but have been subjected to little academic analysis. This book represents an attempt to fill that significant gap in the literature by examining five different aspects of the commercialisation of sport: * The sports industry * The public sector * The commercialisation of 'amateur' sport * Sport and television * Sports sponsorship There has been a rapid and widespread commercialisation of sport and it is vital that we now raise critical questions and analyse the changes that have taken place.