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Sporting events & management

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The Asian Games: Modern Metaphor for 'The Middle Kingdom' Reborn Political Statement, Cultural Assertion, Social Symbol

The Asian Games: Modern Metaphor for 'The Middle Kingdom' Reborn Political Statement, Cultural Assertion, Social Symbol

Author: J. A. Mangan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2015

The premise of The Asian Games: Modern Metaphor for 'The Middle Kingdom' Reborn - Political Statement, Cultural Assertion, Social Symbol is emphatic. The Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games was a metaphor for hegemony and renaissance. China crushed the other Asian nations with the massive weight of its Gold Medal 'haul' and demonstrated regional self-confidence regained. The huge accumulation of gold medals emphasized that once again China stood apart, and above, other nations of Asia. China's reaction and the reactions of the other Asian nations are explored in The Asian Games. There is another premise in the publication that the 'Chinese' Asian Games were a harbinger of a wider dominance to come: geopolitically, politically, militarily, economically and culturally. And there is a further issue raised by the Guangzhou Asian Games- the continuing determination of the Asian nations to mount a distinctive Games that is Asian and resistant to the cumbersome gigantism of the Modern Olympic Games. Asia now has the wealth to promote, present and project a global sports mega-event with an Asian identity and in an Asian idiom. This Collection is unique in focus, argument and evidence. This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

Plunkett's Sports Industry Almanac 2016 Sports Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends & Leading Companies

Plunkett's Sports Industry Almanac 2016 Sports Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends & Leading Companies

Author: Jack W. Plunkett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2015

Plunkett's Sports Industry Almanac covers the entire sports industry, providing competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis. In addition to major sporting leagues and teams, related sectors include sporting goods manufacturing, sports apparel, sporting events broadcasting and retailing. Sports and professional athletes attract companies interested in endorsements, advertising, merchandising and marketing opportunities. Our coverage includes sports business trends analysis and sports industry statistics. Topics include major leagues and their revenues, sports equipment and technologies, sports broadcasting, pay per view, Internet broadcasting, new stadiums, sports league expansion into China and sports related advertising. We also include a sports business glossary and a listing of sports industry contacts, such as industry associations. Next, we profile the world's top 350 teams, leagues, sporting goods retailers, sporting equipment manufacturers and sports sector companies. Profiles include business descriptions and up to 27 executives by name and title. Purchasers will find a form in the book enabling them to register for 1-year, 1-seat online access to tools at Plunkett Research Online, including the ability to view the market research/industry trends section and industry statistics. You have access, at no additional charge, to the very latest data posted to Plunkett Research Online. Online tools enable you to search and view selected companies, and then export selected company contact data, including executive names. You'll find industry analysis, an overview and market research report of the sports, sporting goods, sports marketing, stadiums, teams and leagues businesses in one value-priced package.

Sport Management and the Natural Environment Theory and Practice

Sport Management and the Natural Environment Theory and Practice

Author: Jonathan M. (North Carolina State University, US) Casper Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/05/2015

With climate change and other environmental issues becoming increasingly prominent, any successful sport organization now has to incorporate environmental concerns into their business strategy, while all sport managers must understand how to implement environmental initiatives into their everyday business. Sport Management and the Natural Environment is the first book to introduce environmental theory and best practice in the context of sport management, demonstrating how sport organizations can become more effective and sustainable, and exploring the important advocacy role that sport organizations have in local and global communities. It considers the unique social, economic and political space that sport occupies in society, and examines the most important practical managerial issues related to sport and the environment, including: Facilities Finance and accounting Leadership Marketing, communication and digital media Operations Stakeholder relations Strategic planning Including contributions from leading academics and practitioners, Sport Management and the Natural Environment is the perfect foundation text for any course touching on environmental issues or social responsibility in sport, and essential reading for any sport manager looking to improve their professional practice.

Sport Management and the Natural Environment Theory and Practice

Sport Management and the Natural Environment Theory and Practice

Author: Jonathan M. (North Carolina State University, US) Casper Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/05/2015

With climate change and other environmental issues becoming increasingly prominent, any successful sport organization now has to incorporate environmental concerns into their business strategy, while all sport managers must understand how to implement environmental initiatives into their everyday business. Sport Management and the Natural Environment is the first book to introduce environmental theory and best practice in the context of sport management, demonstrating how sport organizations can become more effective and sustainable, and exploring the important advocacy role that sport organizations have in local and global communities. It considers the unique social, economic and political space that sport occupies in society, and examines the most important practical managerial issues related to sport and the environment, including: Facilities Finance and accounting Leadership Marketing, communication and digital media Operations Stakeholder relations Strategic planning Including contributions from leading academics and practitioners, Sport Management and the Natural Environment is the perfect foundation text for any course touching on environmental issues or social responsibility in sport, and essential reading for any sport manager looking to improve their professional practice.

The Official History of Nottingham Forest FC

The Official History of Nottingham Forest FC

Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/04/2015

Routledge Handbook of Sport Communication

Routledge Handbook of Sport Communication

Author: Paul M. (Indiana University, US) Pedersen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/03/2015

The Routledge Handbook of Sport Communication is the only book to offer a fully comprehensive and in-depth survey of the contemporary discipline of sport communication. It explores communication within, through, and for sport in all its theoretical, conceptual, cultural, behavioral, practical and managerial aspects, tracing the contours of this expansive, transdisciplinary and international discipline and demonstrating that there are few aspects of contemporary sport that don't rely on effective communications. Including contributions from leading sport media and communications scholars and professionals from around the world, the book examines emerging (new and social) media, traditional (print, broadcast and screen) media, sociological themes in communication in sport, and management issues, at every level, from the interpersonal to communication within and between sport organisations and global institutions. Taking stock of current research, new ideas and key issues, this book is an essential reference for any advanced student, researcher or practitioner with an interest in sport communication, sport business, sport management, sport marketing, communication theory, journalism, or media studies.

Routledge Handbook of Sport and Legacy Meeting the Challenge of Major Sports Events

Routledge Handbook of Sport and Legacy Meeting the Challenge of Major Sports Events

Author: Richard Holt Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/02/2015

What remains of a great sporting spectacle after the last race is run or the final match is played? How can the vast expense of mounting such events be justified? What if there is nothing left behind or what if the legacy is negative, a costly infrastructure which is unused or a debt-ridden host city? The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Legacy addresses perhaps the most important issue in the hosting of major contemporary sporting events: the problem of `legacy'. It offers a rigorous, innovative and comparative insight into this contested concept from interdisciplinary and practical perspectives. Major events must now have a conscious, credible and defined policy for legacy to meet public expectations. The book provides a comprehensive survey of the various kinds of legacy that can be delivered, as well as a close examination of the potential benefits and practical challenges involved in each. From `hard' legacies, such as stadia and infrastructure, to `soft' legacies including skill development, attitude change and capacity building, the book offers both a historical case study and an innovative strategic management approach, and establishes the limits of what can realistically be achieved in terms of economic, social, cultural, physical and sporting development. The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Legacy includes contributions from world leading scholars and practitioners and features detailed case studies of major sports events from around the world, including the FIFA World Cup and ten Olympics Games from London in 1908 to London 2012. It is invaluable reading for students and researchers working in sport studies, events management, human geography, economics or planning, and an essential reference for any professional engaged in delivering legacy through sport.

Economics Of Intercollegiate Sports, The

Economics Of Intercollegiate Sports, The

Author: Randy R. Grant, C Leadley John, X Zygmont Zenon Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/12/2014

Why do universities place so much emphasis on athletics? Are the salaries of head coaches excessive? Should student-athletes be paid? Why is there so much cheating in college sports? Should athletic departments be subsidized by the university? Does Title IX unfairly discriminate against men's sports? This textbook is designed to help teach students about the business of college sports, particularly the big-money sports of football and basketball, allowing them to answer these and other important questions. The book provides undergraduate students with the information and economic tools to analyze the behavior of the NCAA, athletic conferences, and individual colleges and universities in the market for college sports. Specific topics include the markets for athletes and coaches, the importance of athletics for colleges and universities, the finances of athletic departments, the influence of the media in commercializing college sports, issues of race and gender, and the possibilities for reforming college sports.

Economics Of Intercollegiate Sports, The

Economics Of Intercollegiate Sports, The

Author: Randy R. Grant, C Leadley John, X Zygmont Zenon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2014

Why do universities place so much emphasis on athletics? Are the salaries of head coaches excessive? Should student-athletes be paid? Why is there so much cheating in college sports? Should athletic departments be subsidized by the university? Does Title IX unfairly discriminate against men's sports? This textbook is designed to help teach students about the business of college sports, particularly the big-money sports of football and basketball, allowing them to answer these and other important questions. The book provides undergraduate students with the information and economic tools to analyze the behavior of the NCAA, athletic conferences, and individual colleges and universities in the market for college sports. Specific topics include the markets for athletes and coaches, the importance of athletics for colleges and universities, the finances of athletic departments, the influence of the media in commercializing college sports, issues of race and gender, and the possibilities for reforming college sports.

Research Methods for Sport Management

Research Methods for Sport Management

Research methods courses have become a compulsory component of most degree programs in sport management. This is the first introductory research methods textbook to focus exclusively on sport management. Through the use of examples, cases and data taken from the real world of sport management it opens up a traditionally dry area of study, helping the student to understand the vital importance of sound methodology in their studies and subsequent professional practice. The book covers the full range of quantitative and qualitative methods across the whole span of the research process, from research design and the literature review to data analysis and report writing. Every chapter contains a range of useful features to aid student learning, including summaries, discussion questions and guides to further resources, as well as examples drawn from contemporary sport around the world. Research Methods for Sport Management is an essential course text for all sport management students and an invaluable reference for any sport management professional involved in operational research.

The Impact of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Diminishing Contrasts, Increasing Varieties

The Impact of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Diminishing Contrasts, Increasing Varieties

Author: K. Dixon Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/11/2014

The London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics were seen as a success and the hosts were praised for the promotion of equality, tolerance and unity as well as inspiring a legacy to continue these values. This volume contains a collection of sociological case studies which critically assess the diverse impacts of London 2012 and its key controversies.

Research Methods for Sport Management

Research Methods for Sport Management

Research methods courses have become a compulsory component of most degree programs in sport management. This is the first introductory research methods textbook to focus exclusively on sport management. Through the use of examples, cases and data taken from the real world of sport management it opens up a traditionally dry area of study, helping the student to understand the vital importance of sound methodology in their studies and subsequent professional practice. The book covers the full range of quantitative and qualitative methods across the whole span of the research process, from research design and the literature review to data analysis and report writing. Every chapter contains a range of useful features to aid student learning, including summaries, discussion questions and guides to further resources, as well as examples drawn from contemporary sport around the world. Research Methods for Sport Management is an essential course text for all sport management students and an invaluable reference for any sport management professional involved in operational research.