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Sports management & facilities

See below for a selection of the latest books from Sports management & facilities category. Presented with a red border are the Sports management & facilities books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Sports management & facilities books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Sports Publicity A Practical Approach

Sports Publicity A Practical Approach

Author: Joe (Columbia University, USA) Favorito Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

Effective communications are essential for all sport organisations. In this fully revised and updated third edition of his ground-breaking guide to communications in sports, Joe Favorito introduces the skills, knowledge and techniques needed to become a successful communicator. Favorito outlines the history of sports communications, explores the most important professional themes, topics and issues, and highlights exciting opportunities for future development. With a strong emphasis on professional practice and the day-to-day realities of working in sports and entertainment, the book covers all the core functional areas such as: * Digital and social media strategy * Crisis management * Creative writing * The value of audio storytelling * The role of communications in business This new edition includes more international cases and data, interviews, best practices, and expanded coverage of social media, gaming, esports and technological developments in communications; discussion of key contemporary issues such as, multicultural media relations and 'athletes as brands'; and an emphasis on the importance of strategic planning. No other book offers such a valuable insider's view of the sports communications industry or the importance of PR and media relations in building successful sports organizations. Sports Publicity: A Practical Approach is essential reading for all students working in sport business, marketing or communications, and any PR practitioner looking to improve their professional skills. The author maintains a podcast of updated best practices, The CUSP Show, which is widely available, as well as a blog of best practices at joefavorito.com. Both of these resources make the perfect companion to this book.

Sports Publicity A Practical Approach

Sports Publicity A Practical Approach

Author: Joe (Columbia University, USA) Favorito Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/04/2020

Effective communications are essential for all sport organisations. In this fully revised and updated third edition of his ground-breaking guide to communications in sports, Joe Favorito introduces the skills, knowledge and techniques needed to become a successful communicator. Favorito outlines the history of sports communications, explores the most important professional themes, topics and issues, and highlights exciting opportunities for future development. With a strong emphasis on professional practice and the day-to-day realities of working in sports and entertainment, the book covers all the core functional areas such as: * Digital and social media strategy * Crisis management * Creative writing * The value of audio storytelling * The role of communications in business This new edition includes more international cases and data, interviews, best practices, and expanded coverage of social media, gaming, esports and technological developments in communications; discussion of key contemporary issues such as, multicultural media relations and 'athletes as brands'; and an emphasis on the importance of strategic planning. No other book offers such a valuable insider's view of the sports communications industry or the importance of PR and media relations in building successful sports organizations. Sports Publicity: A Practical Approach is essential reading for all students working in sport business, marketing or communications, and any PR practitioner looking to improve their professional skills. The author maintains a podcast of updated best practices, The CUSP Show, which is widely available, as well as a blog of best practices at joefavorito.com. Both of these resources make the perfect companion to this book.

Collective Bargaining in Professional Sports Player Salaries, Free Agency, Team Ownership, League Organizational Structures and the Power of Commissioners

Collective Bargaining in Professional Sports Player Salaries, Free Agency, Team Ownership, League Organizational Structures and the Power of Commissioners

Author: Scott (University of Central Florida, US) Bukstein Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/03/2020

Collective Bargaining in Professional Sports provides a timely and practical overview of the impact and importance of the collective bargaining process in the business of professional sports in the United States. Focusing on the contemporary history of collective bargaining in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Football League (NFL), but drawing out important lessons for all professional sports, the book sheds light on some of the key issues within modern sport business and sport governance. It offers an inside look into topics such as revenue sharing, competitive balance, circumvention of league rules, player free agency, player social activism, player discipline, and the ethical and legal issues around the use of wearable biometric tracking systems to collect player data. An essential read for sports business industry practitioners and students alike, this is fascinating reading for anybody with an interest in sport business, sport law or labor relations. It is also a valuable resource for anyone who wants to increase their understanding of the business and financial operations of professional sports leagues and teams, player contracts and salaries, and the role and authority of professional sports league commissioners.

Routledge Handbook of Sport and the Environment

Routledge Handbook of Sport and the Environment

Author: Brian P. (Seattle University, USA) McCullough Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2020

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 International Sport Business

Routledge Handbook of International Sport Business

Author: Mark (SUNY Cortland, USA) Dodds Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2020

Contemporary sport business is international. From global sport competitions and events, sponsorship deals and broadcasting rights to labour markets and lucrative flows of tourists, anybody working in sport business today has to have an international perspective. This book offers the broadest and most in-depth guide to the key themes in international sport business today, covering every core area from strategy and marketing to finance, media and the law. Including authors from more than twenty countries spanning the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, this handbook addresses the most important issues in the world of sport business from a uniquely global perspective. Each chapter examines a particular cross-section of business and sport, encompassing all levels from grassroots to professional and elite. Divided into seven major subject areas, it offers insights from experts on: International Sport Business Strategy Sport Marketing Sport Economics and Finance International Sport Law Sport Media and Communication Sport Tourism Sport Development. The Routledge Handbook of International Sport Business is an essential resource for any course on sport business, sport management or international business.

Sponsorship for Sport Managers

Sponsorship for Sport Managers

Author: John L. Crompton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/2019

Securing financial resources through sponsorships is a prominent element in the job descriptions of many sport managers and the importance of that task has increased exponentially in recent years. Sponsorship for Sport Managers provides readers with an understanding of how companies use sponsorship in their marketing programs and how sport managers can leverage that knowledge into greater sponsorship opportunities. Widely acclaimed author John Crompton masterfully integrates the conceptual with the applied as Sponsorship for Sport Managers helps readers to: understand how companies use sponsorship in their marketing programs; be responsive to sponsors' needs; charge an equitable fee for providing sponsors with leveraging opportunities; be active partners with the sponsors to help them meet their objectives, and measure the extent to which the objectives were accomplished.

Healthy Stadia An Insight from Policy to Practice

Healthy Stadia An Insight from Policy to Practice

Author: Daniel (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK) Parnell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Public health is a key priority for developed and developing nations. Indeed, many countries have sought strategies to promote health and reduce health inequalities. A 'settings approach' to promoting health has been endorsed by the World Health Organization, which has seen settings such as workplaces, schools, hospitals and prisons utilised to promote health. Alongside this, sport has received increasing pressure to consider its social role within the societies and communities in which it operates. Healthy Stadia is a European focused initiative with lessons relevant for global audiences to develop: (i) healthier stadium environments for fans and non-matchday visitors (e.g. smoke-free environments), (ii) healthier club workforces (e.g. bike to work schemes) and (iii) healthier populations in local communities (e.g. child obesity interventions). This book outlines lessons and insight from practitioners and empirical research for those seeking to learn and research stadia as a settings approach to health promotion. The areas covered include: practical considerations for health promotion in sports stadia; empirical research on the sports stadia as a setting for public health promotion; research on physical activity and health promotion programmes delivered by the outward facing community trusts attached to sports clubs; an analysis of the policy considerations for health promotion by sports clubs in school based settings and critical insight and discussion surrounding the use of physical activity and sport interventions to promote physical activity and public health. The chapters in this book originally published in a special issue of Sport in Society.

Intercollegiate Athletics, Inc. How Big-Time College Sports Cheat Students, Taxpayers, and Academics

Intercollegiate Athletics, Inc. How Big-Time College Sports Cheat Students, Taxpayers, and Academics

Author: James T. (George Mason University, USA) Bennett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2019

Intercollegiate Athletics, Inc. examines the corrupting influence and damaging financial effects of big-time intercollegiate athletics, especially football and to a lesser extent basketball, on American higher education. Including historical and contemporary perspectives, the book traces the growth of intercollegiate sports from largely student-run activities supervised by faculty to the gargantuan, taxpayer-supported spectacles that now dominate many public universities. It investigates the regressive student fees that have helped subsidize big-time sports at public universities and prop up chronically unprofitable athletic departments, as well as the corrosive effects of athletics on the university's academic enterprise. A review of the alleged salutary effects of massive sports programs, such as spurring alumni donations and student applications, reveals that such benefits are largely illusory, more myth than real. The book also pays special attention to the often prescient, if largely unsuccessful, opponents of these developments, and considers the alternatives to big-time athletics, from abolition to professionalization to club sports. Students, scholars, sports fans, and those interested in learning how big-time football and basketball have cast such an enormous-and often baleful-shadow upon American colleges and universities will profit from this provocative and engagingly written book.

Intercollegiate Athletics, Inc. How Big-Time College Sports Cheat Students, Taxpayers, and Academics

Intercollegiate Athletics, Inc. How Big-Time College Sports Cheat Students, Taxpayers, and Academics

Author: James T. (George Mason University, USA) Bennett Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/12/2019

Intercollegiate Athletics, Inc. examines the corrupting influence and damaging financial effects of big-time intercollegiate athletics, especially football and to a lesser extent basketball, on American higher education. Including historical and contemporary perspectives, the book traces the growth of intercollegiate sports from largely student-run activities supervised by faculty to the gargantuan, taxpayer-supported spectacles that now dominate many public universities. It investigates the regressive student fees that have helped subsidize big-time sports at public universities and prop up chronically unprofitable athletic departments, as well as the corrosive effects of athletics on the university's academic enterprise. A review of the alleged salutary effects of massive sports programs, such as spurring alumni donations and student applications, reveals that such benefits are largely illusory, more myth than real. The book also pays special attention to the often prescient, if largely unsuccessful, opponents of these developments, and considers the alternatives to big-time athletics, from abolition to professionalization to club sports. Students, scholars, sports fans, and those interested in learning how big-time football and basketball have cast such an enormous-and often baleful-shadow upon American colleges and universities will profit from this provocative and engagingly written book.

The Use of Video Technologies in Refereeing Football and Other Sports

The Use of Video Technologies in Refereeing Football and Other Sports

Author: Manuel Armenteros Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/12/2019

For a long time, various different lobbying sectors have claimed that the use of video technology is an effective aid in decision-making. Now the IFAB has taken a historic step in the approval of experiments on the use of video to provide support to football refereeing. The Use of Video Technologies in Refereeing Football and Other Sports analyses the capacity of audio-visual technology from different perspectives to help understand the best implementation of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system in football and, more generally, in other sports. This book addresses in-depth interdisciplinary viewpoints on the need and the opportunity of the implementation procedures regarding how to use it, considering that it could lead to very important changes. The book goes on to examine various approaches to the most interesting topics for players, amateurs, coaches, referees and referees coaches. Offering viewpoints from both academics and professionals, this new volume addresses the VAR issue in a multidisciplinary way, analysing the implications of video replay application in football from the perspective of players, coaches, television professionals, referees, amateurs, sports lawyers, media and educators.

Corruption in Sport Causes, Consequences, and Reform

Corruption in Sport Causes, Consequences, and Reform

Author: Lisa A. (University of Minnesota, USA) Kihl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

Corruption in the sport industry is a pervasive issue that threatens the integrity of sport as an institution. From doping and match-fixing to money laundering, corruption should be a concern to anybody interested in sport policy, management, governance, or ethics. This is the first book to explore the complexity of sport corruption in terms of its conceptualisation, causes, consequences, and reform. The first part looks at the concept of sport corruption, while the second examines the causes of sport corruption from individual, organisational, industry-wide, and longitudinal viewpoints. The third part discussed is the consequences of sport corruption and its impact on the global sport industry. Various approaches to regulatory reform are considered in the next part, as well as the challenges of combatting corruption in the sport industry. The final part assesses the current state of literature in this area and suggests opportunities for future research. Drawing on multidisciplinary case studies from across the world, this is a seminal contribution to the academic study of corruption in sport. It is important reading for all students and scholars of sport management, business, criminology, and law.

Digitale Disruption Und Sportmanagement

Digitale Disruption Und Sportmanagement

Author: Gabriele Wach Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2019

Der Band beschaftigt sich mit dem Trend der Digitalisierung, der auch den Sportbereich betrifft. Die Auswirkungen koennen disruptiv - zerstoererisch - sein. Der Sport in seiner Vielfalt wird in verschiedener Weise von den Entwicklungen beruhrt und muss Wege finden, damit umzugehen. Die Beitrage betrachten die mit der Digitalisierung verbundenen Fuhrungsanforderungen in Sportvereinen und eroeffnen unter Bezugnahme auf den Sport in der Gesellschaft verschiedene Perspektiven zu diesem Thema. Die Beitrage untersuchen die Situation in Sportvereinen und -verbanden, in Bereichen des Profisports sowie in einigen ausgewahlten Sportarten. Sie eroertern juristische Aspekte, Beitrage zum E-Sport sowie die Einbindung von Sport in der Smart City. Der Band stellt moegliche Zukunftsvision dar und oeffnet den Blick daruber hinaus.