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Routledge Handbook of Sport and the Environment

by Brian P. (Seattle University, USA) McCullough

Part of the Routledge International Handbooks Series

Routledge Handbook of Sport and the Environment Synopsis

The natural environment is a central issue in both academic and wider societal discourse. The global sport industry is not immune from this discussion and has to confront its responsibility to reduce its impact on the natural environment. This book goes further than any other in surveying both the challenges and the opportunities presented to the sports industry as it engages with the sustainability agenda, exploring the various ways in which sport scholars can integrate sustainability into their research. With a multidisciplinary sweep, including management, sociology, law, events, and ethics, this is a ground-breaking book in the study of sport. Drawing on cutting-edge research, it includes over thirty chapters covering all the most important themes in contemporary sport studies such as: climate change, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility ethics, governance, and the law event management, tourism, and pollution marketing, branding, and consumer behavior the Olympics, urban development, and mega-event legacies. With contributions from world-leading researchers and practitioners from around the globe, this is the most comprehensive book ever published on sport and the environment.

Routledge Handbook of Sport and the Environment Press Reviews

This handbook serves as an important text for sport and/or environmental management graduate students and is a valuable reference for sustainability practitioners, operations professionals, and communications executives at sports leagues, teams and venues. It provides rigorously researched examples of a wide variety of environmentally-focused initiatives that can be built upon by teams and venues currently sitting on the green-sports side lines. It lays the groundwork for more refined and meaningful green-sports scholarship and textbooks in the future. - Lew Blaustein, This text would serve students well in an undergraduate survey course on sport and the environment and as a supplemental text for graduate facility management, event management, sociology, and governance courses. Overall, the text offers a much-needed foundational text to promote more robust knowledge of sport and the environment and how to leverage that knowledge to create a more synergistic relationship between the two. - Joyce Olushola Ogunrinde, University of Houston, Journal of Sport Management The chapters in this book show the variety of environmental issues and initiatives in sports. While many highlight how sport organization, facilities, participants and supporters still act in unsustainable ways, there is a translation of an abundance of positive examples. I read this volume as one of many signs that sport can no longer escape issues of environmental impact, sustainability and climate change. - David Svensson, Chalmers University of Technology,

Book Information

ISBN: 9781138666153
Publication date: 8th August 2017
Author: Brian P. (Seattle University, USA) McCullough
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 468 pages
Categories: Sporting events & management, Social impact of environmental issues, Business & the environment, ïGreenÍ approaches to business, Sociology: sport & leisure,

About Brian P. (Seattle University, USA) McCullough

Brian P. McCullough is the Coordinator of the Sport Sustainability Leadership Certificate and an Assistant Professor in the Masters of Sport Administration and Leadership program at Seattle University, USA. Specifically, his research interests concentrate on the managerial decision-making processes involving environmental sustainability initiatives among upper management and using the context of sport to influence environmental behaviors of sport spectators' game day and everyday life. He has published his research in the Journal of Sport Management, Sport & Communication, International Journal of Sport Management & Marketing, and Quest. Most recently, he published his first book, Introduction to Environmental Sport Management. Timothy B. Kellison ...

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