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Sports management & facilities

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Sports Marketing

Sports Marketing

Now in a fully revised and updated 5th edition, Sports Marketing: A Strategic Perspective is the most authoritative, comprehensive and engaging introduction to sports marketing currently available. It is the only introductory textbook to adopt a strategic approach, explaining clearly how every element of the marketing process should be designed and managed, from goal-setting and planning to implementation and control. Covering all the key topics in the sports marketing curriculum, including consumer behavior, market research, promotions, products, pricing, sponsorship, business ethics, technology and e-marketing, the book introduces core theory and concepts, explains best practice, and surveys the rapidly-changing, international sports business environment. Every chapter contains extensive real-world case studies and biographies of key industry figures and challenging review exercises which encourage the reader to reflect critically on their own knowledge and professional practice. The book's companion website offers additional resources for instructors and students, including an instructors' guide, test bank, presentation slides and useful weblinks. Sports Marketing: A Strategic Perspective is an essential foundation for any sports marketing or sports business course, and an invaluable reference for any sports marketing practitioner looking to improve their professional practice.

Sports Marketing

Sports Marketing

Author: Matthew D. (Marymount University, US) Shank, Mark R. (Kent State University, US) Lyberger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/11/2014

Now in a fully revised and updated 5th edition, Sports Marketing: A Strategic Perspective is the most authoritative, comprehensive and engaging introduction to sports marketing currently available. It is the only introductory textbook to adopt a strategic approach, explaining clearly how every element of the marketing process should be designed and managed, from goal-setting and planning to implementation and control. Covering all the key topics in the sports marketing curriculum, including consumer behavior, market research, promotions, products, pricing, sponsorship, business ethics, technology and e-marketing, the book introduces core theory and concepts, explains best practice, and surveys the rapidly-changing, international sports business environment. Every chapter contains extensive real-world case studies and biographies of key industry figures and challenging review exercises which encourage the reader to reflect critically on their own knowledge and professional practice. The book's companion website offers additional resources for instructors and students, including an instructors' guide, test bank, presentation slides and useful weblinks. Sports Marketing: A Strategic Perspective is an essential foundation for any sports marketing or sports business course, and an invaluable reference for any sports marketing practitioner looking to improve their professional practice.

Leadership in Recreation and Leisure Services

Leadership in Recreation and Leisure Services

Author: Timothy S. O'Connell, Brent Cuthbertson, Terilyn J. Goins Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2014

Leadership in Recreation and Leisure Services presents cutting-edge guidance and helps students apply their newfound knowledge as they prepare to enter the rapidly changing leisure services field. This text presents fresh insights on leadership from the most prominent voices in the field today. The contributors present a comprehensive look at modern leadership, identify the challenges future leaders will face, and reveal how future leaders can best prepare to meet those challenges. Leadership in Recreation and Leisure Services provides * a detailed look at the collaborative approach to leadership in leisure services that represents a new direction in the field; * insight into classical leadership as well as innovative and modern leadership theory and best practices; and * an understanding of the roles and functions students will fulfill as they enter the profession. The material, designed for undergraduate recreation and leisure services leadership courses, is presented in three parts. Part I explores personal leadership issues, including communication skills, negotiation strategies, and leadership styles. Part II delves into professional leadership, examining topics such as group dynamics, supervision practices, and team leadership. Part III explores organizational leadership, including internal and external leadership and professional development. The authors present new theories of leadership from research in the field of recreation and leisure. Several learning aids-including chapter-opening scenarios, key terms, glossary, references, and chapter-ending questions for reflection and discussion-appear throughout the text. In addition, each chapter features a Leisure Leaders sidebar that profiles a leader in the field who addresses preparation for the job, a peek at day-to-day work, and advice for aspiring leaders. And a Best Practices sidebar showcases an organization whose innovative leadership has led to positive organizational outcomes. Leadership in Recreation and Leisure Services helps students understand the range of leadership skills they need to develop for successful careers.

Principles And Practice Of Sport Management

Principles And Practice Of Sport Management

Author: Lisa P. Masteralexis, Carol A. Barr, Mary Hums Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/08/2014

From the basic knowledge and skill sets of a sport manager to the current trends and issues in the sport management industry, the Fifth Edition of this best-selling text provides the foundation for students as they study and prepare for a variety of sport management careers. The authors, all well-known sport industry professionals, show students how to apply their new knowledge and skills to any segment in the sport industry from high school to the international arena. Principles and Practice of Sport Management, Fifth Edition continues to offer historical perspectives as well as thoughts about current and future industry issues and trends. It has, however, undergone substantial content updates in every chapter, including the inclusion of new developments or managerial approaches happening in the sport world, as well as the addition of new chapters on new media in sport and club management. - New full color design and art program - Contains practical advice on how virtual communitites and social networks can affect the job search process - Provides updated information on salaries in professional sports - Includes sections on evaluating coaches, programmatic goals, ethics, finances, and marketing as they relate to youth sports - Contains more in-depth coverage of disabilities in sports - New and updated content on the growing safety concerns related to concussions in youth sports through professional sports and within the NFL - New discussion of the ethical and legal implications of the Jerry Sandusky case - Current Issues section updated with new material on event security and the Boston Marathon bombings.

Global Sport Marketing

Global Sport Marketing

Author: Michel (ISC School of Management, France) Desbordes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/07/2014

Globalization has had a profound impact on the sports industry, creating an international market in which sports teams, leagues and players have become internationally recognized brands. This important new study of contemporary sports marketing examines the opportunities and threats posed by a global sports market, outlining the tools and strategies that marketers and managers can use to take advantage of those opportunities. The book surveys current trends, issues and best practice in international sport marketing, providing a useful blend of contemporary theory and case studies from the Americas, Europe and Asia. It assesses the impact of globalization on teams, leagues, players, sponsors and equipment manufacturers, and highlights the central significance of culture on the development of effective marketing strategy. Global Sport Marketing is key reading for any advanced student, researcher or practitioner working in sport marketing or sport business.

Public-Private Partnerships for Major League Sports Facilities

Public-Private Partnerships for Major League Sports Facilities

Author: Judith Grant (Harvard Graduate School of Design, USA) Long Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2014

This volume takes readers inside the high-stakes game of public-private partnerships for major league sports facilities, explaining why some cities made better deals than others, assessing the best practices and common pitfalls in deal structuring and facility leases, as well as highlighting important differences across markets, leagues, facility types, public actors, subsidy delivery mechanisms, and urban development aspirations. It concludes with speculations about the next round of facility replacement amidst rapid changes in broadcast technology, shrinking domestic audiences, and the globalization of sport.

Sport Marketing

Sport Marketing

Author: Bernard J. Mullin, Stephen Hardy, William A. Sutton Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/06/2014

Sport Marketing, Fourth Edition With Web Study Guide, has been streamlined and updated to keep pace with the latest information and issues in the competitive world of sport marketing. This text maintains its position as the best-selling and original text in the field, continuing to direct students to a better understanding of the theoretical backbone that makes sport marketing such a unique and vibrant subject to study. Using the new full-color format and companion web study guide, students will stay engaged as they explore how fans, players, coaches, the media, and companies interact to drive the sport industry. Heavily updated with more contributions from industry professionals and emphasis on social media platforms that have revolutionized the field in recent years, this edition contains practical material that prepares students for careers in sport marketing. It also includes these updates: *A web study guide featuring exclusive video interviews with industry professionals and accompanying activities that tie core concepts and strategies from the book into applied situations *Instructor ancillaries enhanced by gradable chapter quizzes that can be used with learning management systems *An attractive and engaging full-color interior *Chapter objectives, opening scenarios, engaging sidebars, and photos throughout the text that guide students in grasping important concepts *Wrap-Up, Activities, and Your Marketing Plan sections at the end of each chapter that offer opportunities for self-assessment and review The highly respected authors have long been recognized for their ability to define this exciting field, combining academic study and current research with industry experience for an unmatched learning experience for students preparing to enter the working world. The content in this fourth edition of Sport Marketing has been reorganized to make it easier to use in the classroom. Chapters 1 through 3 provide an overview of the field of sport marketing as an area of study and profession. Chapters 4 and 5 teach students how to research and study the behaviors of sport consumers, including an overview of marketing segmentation. Chapters 6 through 13 provide extensive information on the nuts and bolts of the field, including the five Ps of sport marketing and special sections on branding, sales and service, engagement and activation, community relations, and social media. The final chapters explore legal issues, integration, and the future of sport marketing. Instructors may also take advantage of the student web study guide and complete package of ancillaries to enhance learning and presentation of core concepts. All materials, including the web study guide, instructor guide, test package, presentation package plus image bank, and LMS-compatible chapter quizzes, are available online. The world of sport marketing continues to evolve. Sport Marketing, Fourth Edition With Web Study Guide, offers students a complete view of the expansive field of sport, providing an understanding of the foundations of sport marketing and how to enhance the sport experience.

Sport Management Cultures

Sport Management Cultures

Author: Vassil (Brunel University London, UK) Girginov Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/2014

This is the first book to address the link between culture and sport management. The aim is to demonstrate that culture profoundly affects how we research, teach and practice sport management. The book engages with the concept of culture both as an abstract analytical category and specific beliefs and practices. It recognizes that a single best way of managing does not exist; that the applicability of management theories may stop at national boundaries; and that fundamental cultural values act as a strong determinant to managerial ideology and practice. Culture makes the study of sport management interesting because it challenges many taken-for-granted assumptions about management, yet it reinforces our belief in the existence of common management problems. The book offers a comprehensive review of the conceptualisations of culture and its relation with sport management by examining a range of issues: the emergence of multiculturalism as a policy issue; the impact of commonly shared cultural values within the fitness industry on managers and organisations behaviour; building cultural bridges in community sport organisations; cultural meanings attached to the consumption of Olympic merchandise, and culturally-informed interpretation through a reflective analysis of sport management texts. This book was published as a special issue of European Sport Management Quarterly.

Routledge Handbook of Sport Management

Routledge Handbook of Sport Management

Author: Leigh (University of Stirling, UK) Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/2014

The Routledge Handbook of Sport Management is the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to theory and practice in sport management ever published. It provides students and scholars with a broad ranging survey of current thinking in contemporary sport management, exploring best practice in core functional areas and identifying important future directions for new research. Key topics covered in the book include: managing performance marketing human resource management the economics and finance of sport strategy managing change governance of sports organizations customer relations branding and retail. With contributions from leading scholars and professionals from around the world, the book illustrates the global nature of contemporary sport business and highlights the opportunities and challenges for managers operating in an international market place. Representing a definitive survey of contemporary issues in sport management, this is an essential reference for all students, scholars and practitioners working in sport.

Sponsorship for Sport Managers

Sponsorship for Sport Managers

Author: Dr John L Crompton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2014

Athletic Director's Desk Reference

Athletic Director's Desk Reference

Author: Donna A. Lopiano, Connee Zotos Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/11/2013

Athletic Director's Desk Reference With Web Resource is the most authoritative and comprehensive resource available for collegiate athletic administrators. Loaded with practical tools, this resource guides program administrators in navigating their increasingly complex roles in athletic programs of any size. With this reference, administrators will confidently handle typical and unexpected situations and address the various policy and system needs required for running a successful athletic program. Authors Lopiano and Zotos, well known and respected for their contributions to collegiate and scholastic athletics, guide readers with more than 75 combined years of experience as athletic program administrators, coaches, and consultants. Complete with a practical web resource, Athletic Director's Desk Reference offers extensive advice and tools for today's athletic director, covering leadership and organizational planning, office and facilities operations, staff management, student-athlete relations, team administration, event management, fundraising, media relations, and more. Both the print and e-book versions of Athletic Director's Desk Reference help readers quickly find the materials and information required for performing specific tasks or functions. They include numbered contents and cross-references to the web resource, allowing readers to move seamlessly between the two. This comprehensive resource includes more than 120 management tips and planning tools in the book that provide expert insights and strategic advice, and more than 340 documents in the web resource that can be downloaded and customized to meet the needs of each athletic program: * Management tips in the book present foundational information, problem-solving strategies, and suggestions for management of employees, programs, events, and facilities. * Planning tools in the book provide specific steps or considerations to take in the development of strategic plans, action plans, professional development plans, and governance systems. * Educational resources in the web resource can be used for teaching and motivating staff members, campus constituents, volunteers, and student-athletes. * Evaluation instruments and risk assessments in the web resource help directors, supervisors, and employees assess job performance, evaluate program contents, identify risks, and prevent litigation. * Policies and forms in the web resource allow athletic directors to produce effective policies and procedures with only simple modifications and customizations. The engaging narrative, philosophies, and advice from seasoned professionals combined with customizable and practical materials make this a unique and essential reference for athletic directors of all levels and abilities. Athletic Director's Desk Reference empowers administrators to confront issues and lead with confidence while saving time and research. As a result, athletic directors will become more efficient, more effective, more mission driven, and more successful in virtually any task, decision, or strategy.

Case Studies in Sport Development

Case Studies in Sport Development

Author: Robert J Schinke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2013