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Sports management & facilities

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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: 03/07/2014

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

This latest edition of Sport Marketing 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. Heavily updated with more contributions from industry professionals and emphasis on social media platforms that have revolutionised the field in recent years, this edition contains practical material that prepares students for careers in sport marketing. Lecturers may also take advantage of the student web study guide and complete package of ancillaries to enhance learning and presentation of core concepts.

Sport Management Cultures

Sport Management Cultures

Author: Vassil 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.

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 is the most authoritative and comprehensive resource available for college and university athletic administrators. Loaded with practical tools, this resource guides programme administrators in navigating their increasingly complex roles in athletic programmes 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 programme. 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 downloadable documents in the web resource that can be customized to meet the needs of each athletic programme. This book examines the role of the athletic administrator.

Case Studies in Sport Development Contemporary Stories Promoting Health, Peace & Social Justice

Case Studies in Sport Development Contemporary Stories Promoting Health, Peace & Social Justice

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

Sport is more than competition and the opportunity to become physically fit. Sport and physical activity offer opportunities for people and communities to forge improved relations. Case Studies in Sport Development: Contemporary Stories Promoting Health, Peace, and Social Justice reveals how experiences from across our global community have served as the conduit to harmony within and among people. Internationally renowned co-editors Robert J Schinke and Ronnie Lidor have structured this compilation into three key sections: Remedying Marginalization; Health & Well-Being; Sport for Peace & Social Justice. The international collection of contributing authors to this book speak from the heart about personal yet widely applicable sport and physical activity experiences. These cases provide the reader with hope that sport and physical activity can provide answers to many of today's and tomorrow's societal challenges within people and communities, and among countries, races, and religions.

The Rise of Stadiums in the Modern United States Cathedrals of Sport

The Rise of Stadiums in the Modern United States Cathedrals of Sport

Author: Mark (Pennsylvania State University, USA) Dyreson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2013

Many Americans know more about the stadiums that loom over their cityscapes or college campuses than they do about any other aspect of the nation's geography. Stadiums serve as iconic monuments of urban and university identities. Indeed, the power of sport in modern American culture has produced 'sportscapes'-landscapes literally shaped by their devotion to athletic competition. Curiously, given the importance of the secular cathedrals in American culture, historians have paid little attention to these edifices. The Rise of Stadiums in the Modern United States: Cathedrals of Sport seeks to remedy that oversight. This book will analyze stadiums from a variety of perspectives, paying special attention to the links between the 'built environment' in which Americans watch and play games and the larger social environments that the nation's sporting practices inhabit. The Rise of Stadiums in the Modern United States: Cathedrals of Sport explores the role of stadiums in shaping urban identities, determining the economics of intercollegiate athletics, influencing local and national politics. This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

Routledge Handbook of Sport and Corporate Social Responsibility

Routledge Handbook of Sport and Corporate Social Responsibility

Author: Juan Luis Paramio (Universidad Autonoma Madrid, Spain) Salcines Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/07/2013

As the role of sport in society becomes ever more prominent and as sports organisations become increasingly influential members of the global community, so it has become more important than ever for sport to consider its wider social responsibilities. The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Corporate Social Responsibility is the first book to offer a comprehensive survey of theories and concepts of CSR as applied to sport, and the social, ethical and environmental aspects of sport business and management. It offers an overview of perspectives and approaches to CSR in sport, examines the unique features of the sport industry in relation to CSR, explores the tools, models, common pitfalls and examples of best practice on which managers can draw, and discusses how CSR and corporate citizenship can be integrated into the sport management curriculum. The book covers every key issue and functional area, including implementation, strategic benefits, communication and corporate image, stakeholder engagement, and the measurement and evaluation of CSR policies and practices, and includes detailed international case studies, from the NBA and the Olympic Games to Japanese soccer. The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Corporate Social Responsibility is important reading for any student, researcher, manager or policy maker with an interest in sport business, management, ethics or development.

Social Media in Sport Marketing

Social Media in Sport Marketing

Author: Timothy Newman, Jason Peck, Brendan Wilhide Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2013

From the Preface: Not surprisingly, companies of all sizes are using social media as part of their marketing and public relations efforts. The growth of the social media phenomenon and constant advances in technology obviously create unique and powerful opportunities for those able to capitalize on them. The question is how best to do so? Social Media in Sport Marketing has been created to help answer this question as it pertains to sport organizations. Written from the perspective of sport professionals, this brief but thorough text explores the concepts, tools, and issues surrounding social media and marketing, with reader-friendly examples and applications specifically from the world of sports. The authors connect industry-specific content with current trends in social media and provide readers with a balance between theory and experience. Instructors and students can use the book as a primary resource for teaching and learning about traditional sport marketing/public relations principles as they relate to social media. Instructors will appreciate the inclusion of case studies, which can be used to generate discussions; students will benefit from the numerous examples. The book can also serve as a guidebook for those who want to put ideas into action immediately. The experienced author team includes a sport marketing professor as well as practitioners involved in social media project management and development.

The Business of Sport Management

The Business of Sport Management

Author: John Beech, Simon Chadwick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2013

Over the first decade of the 21st century the scale and importance of the commercial sport industry has increased dramatically and rapidly. This timely second edition of the ground-breaking text The Business of Sport Management has been comprehensively revised, updated and significantly expanded in scope to meet the needs of today's sports management students, and equip future managers with the tools they need to succeed. Elegantly blending theory with practice, the text looks first at the distinctive context of sport organisations. It then examines the sport management theories and practice within functional areas such as finance, HRM, marketing and strategy. Finally it considers important issues such as risk management, sponsorship, retailing, social media, sports betting and more. Written with a thoroughly international perspective, this book is ideal for students of sports management on programmes of sports, leisure and business studies, and will also be of great interest to practitioners working in sport businesses.

Managing High Performance Sport

Managing High Performance Sport

Author: Popi Sotiriadou Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/12/2012

How can managers design and implement effective high performance programmes in sport? What are the key challenges in managing elite athletes, sports people and teams? This is the first book to provide a comprehensive introduction to management practice, process and policy in elite and high performance sport (HPS). Drawing on real-world case-studies of elite sport around the world, the book shows a conceptual framework for studying and analysing high performance sport and introduces the skills and techniques that managers and administrators will need to develop effective HPS programmes. The book examines the macro level factors that determine a nation's sporting success, including political, social and cultural elements, and then moves on to unpack the specifics of elite athlete and team management at a micro level. Adopting an integrated, holistic approach throughout, the book highlights best practice in every key area of an HPS programme, including: defining performance and success organizational structure and leadership finance, funding and marketing coaching and coach development talent identification and development competition and events training and facilities scientific research and sport science support. The book features contributions from world-leading sport management academics as well as practitioners with experience of managing HPS programmes at world and Olympic level. Each chapter includes a full range of useful features, such as summaries, case-studies, review questions and guides to further reading. This is essential reading for all serious students and professionals working in sport management or high performance sport.

Managing High Performance Sport

Managing High Performance Sport

Author: Popi Sotiriadou Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/2012

How can managers design and implement effective high performance programmes in sport? What are the key challenges in managing elite athletes, sports people and teams? This is the first book to provide a comprehensive introduction to management practice, process and policy in elite and high performance sport (HPS). Drawing on real-world case-studies of elite sport around the world, the book shows a conceptual framework for studying and analysing high performance sport and introduces the skills and techniques that managers and administrators will need to develop effective HPS programmes. The book examines the macro level factors that determine a nation's sporting success, including political, social and cultural elements, and then moves on to unpack the specifics of elite athlete and team management at a micro level. Adopting an integrated, holistic approach throughout, the book highlights best practice in every key area of an HPS programme, including: defining performance and success organizational structure and leadership finance, funding and marketing coaching and coach development talent identification and development competition and events training and facilities scientific research and sport science support. The book features contributions from world-leading sport management academics as well as practitioners with experience of managing HPS programmes at world and Olympic level. Each chapter includes a full range of useful features, such as summaries, case-studies, review questions and guides to further reading. This is essential reading for all serious students and professionals working in sport management or high performance sport.