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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!

The Sports Management Toolkit

The Sports Management Toolkit

Author: Paul (La Trobe University, Australia) Emery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/04/2011

The Sports Management Toolkit is a practical guide to the most important management tools and techniques available to those working in the sport and leisure industries. Designed to bridge the gap between the classroom and the workplace, it includes ten free-standing chapters, each of which provides a detailed introduction to best practice in one of the core sports management disciplines. Written in a clear and straightforward style, and free of management jargon, the book covers all the key functional areas of contemporary sports management, including: marketing performance management risk management human resource management project management finance. Each chapter includes a detailed, step-by-step description of the key tools and techniques and their application; a 'real world' case study to demonstrate the technique in action, plus an extensive guide to further resources and a series of self-test questions. The final chapter offers an extended, integrated case-study, demonstrating how all the key management techniques are combined within the everyday operation of a successful sport or leisure organization. This book is essential reading for all students of sport and leisure management, and for all managers looking to improve their professional practice.

The Sports Management Toolkit

The Sports Management Toolkit

Author: Paul (La Trobe University, Australia) Emery Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/04/2011

The Sports Management Toolkit is a practical guide to the most important management tools and techniques available to those working in the sport and leisure industries. Designed to bridge the gap between the classroom and the workplace, it includes ten free-standing chapters, each of which provides a detailed introduction to best practice in one of the core sports management disciplines. Written in a clear and straightforward style, and free of management jargon, the book covers all the key functional areas of contemporary sports management, including: marketing performance management risk management human resource management project management finance. Each chapter includes a detailed, step-by-step description of the key tools and techniques and their application; a 'real world' case study to demonstrate the technique in action, plus an extensive guide to further resources and a series of self-test questions. The final chapter offers an extended, integrated case-study, demonstrating how all the key management techniques are combined within the everyday operation of a successful sport or leisure organization. This book is essential reading for all students of sport and leisure management, and for all managers looking to improve their professional practice.

Research Methods and Design in Sport Management

Research Methods and Design in Sport Management

Author: Damon P.S. Andrew, Paul M. Pedersen, Chad D. McEvoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/02/2011

Research Methods and Design in Sport Management explains research design, implementation, analysis, and assessment criteria with a focus on specific procedures unique to the discipline of sport management. The text is an invaluable resource for students and practitioners in sport management because it focuses on applied research for organizational purposes and the qualitative and quantitative methodologies pertinent to the field of sport management. Organized in four parts, Research Methods and Design in Sport Management begins with an introduction to concepts in sport management research and a discussion of the ethical issues associated with research projects. The text outlines the steps to the research process, making it an easy-to-use guide for professionals undertaking a research project as well as students writing major term papers, theses, or dissertations. Analysis of research design with discussion of specific methods used in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research helps readers to determine and design the most appropriate research for their specific needs. This text teaches readers the following concepts and skills: *How to conduct a thorough literature review *Theoretical and conceptual frameworks to guide the research process *How to develop appropriate research questions and hypotheses *Techniques for conducting qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research *Methods for analyzing data and reporting results Multiple special elements in each chapter, including learning objectives, summaries, suggested advanced readings, and highlight boxes, guide readers through challenging concepts. A chapter dedicated to legal research in sport management provides a nonintimidating discussion of the unique elements evident in sport law research, such as legal precedence, case briefing, and special writing elements. Examples of published research in sport management illustrate ways in which various methodological tools and techniques can be used in answering research questions. Research in Action sections present excerpts from the Journal of Sport Management, which highlight research components mentioned in the text and assist students in learning how to read and evaluate research. In addition, all research examples provided throughout the text are specific to sport management, considering both sport industry settings and academic environments. Research Methods and Design in Sport Management offers readers the tools to engage in the broad spectrum of research opportunities in the growing discipline of sport management. As accreditation in sport management becomes more prevalent, Research Methods and Design in Sport Management can assist students in gaining the knowledge and skills they need in order to compete in the job market and to contribute to their future careers. For professionals, the text offers tools to ensure the research they conduct and consume can accurately inform strategic business decisions.

Value Creation and Sport Management

Value Creation and Sport Management

The sports business has become one of the fastest-growing industries in recent years. Sports organizations now have the potential to generate massive amounts of revenue through a variety of different channels, including broadcasting rights, advertising and branding. However, the rise of sports-related business has so far received relatively little attention from management scholars and social scientists. This book argues that we can no longer afford to ignore this important economic and social phenomenon. It presents a conceptual framework based on the concept of value creation to show how we can understand and explain the success and failure of sports organizations. Key concepts are illustrated with case studies of sporting organizations, including Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and the Americas Cup. Written by a team of authors from one of Spain's leading business schools, it provides a unique set of theoretical and practical insights for researchers and sports organization managers.

Dojo Dynamics

Dojo Dynamics

Author: Jerry Beasley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2008

Team Sports Marketing

Team Sports Marketing

Author: Kirk Wakeland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/12/2006

Some might argue that sports marketing is a mere subfield of marketing, meaning that there are theoretical and practical dimensions that apply only to sports marketing and are only of interest to those involved in sports. In Team Sports Marketing, author Kirk Wakefield dispels this argument by demonstrating that effective sports marketing epitomizes the science and art of marketing across any context. At the core of sports marketing is the creation and enhancement of fan identification, where consumers are not just loyal customers, but have become brand fanatics. Team Sports Marketing shows that while many aspects of sports marketing are thought to be unique to the field, other product and service sectors would do well to learn from teams in the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL that have transformed customers into fans. Moving beyond principles of marketing, Team Sports Marketing is packed with examples of best practices and covering subjects as diverse as sponsorships, season ticket sales, venue management and all topics in between. Team Sports Marketing is a must read text for students and managers in professional and collegiate sports. Support materials for professors and students are available at www.teamsportsmarketing.com.

Strategic Planning for Collegiate Athletics

Strategic Planning for Collegiate Athletics

Comprehensive and concise, Strategic Planning for Collegiate Athletics offers a step-by-step approach to planning and managing successful athletic programs. For athletic administrators at the collegiate level (and those in high school or recreational programs), this valuable resource will help you analyze your organization's environment, set objectives, decide on specific actions, and obtain feedback to create a dynamic plan for your department. Addressing the advantages of devising a blueprint for your athletic enterprise--such as knowing what to expect of colleagues and having a clear picture of future directions--Strategic Planning for Collegiate Athletics offers you easily implemented methods and suggestions to help your athletic department develop a map toward greater success and achievement.According to a recent survey, athletic departments are much more effective when efficient and formal planning occurs every year and a long-range plan is in place. Strategic Planning for Collegiate Athletics provides you with a proven formula to help your athletic program expand and succeed at a higher level. This book gives insight into: using a team-building approach to plan and to develop leaders and involve a broad range of people in the planning process choosing which type of plan, strategic or tactical, is the best option for your organization performing a SWOT analysis of your department (Strengths, Weaknesses, external Opportunities, and Threats) to help you garner important information and identify critical areas for improvement setting strong objectives that identify specific results in key areas, state specific time periods for projects, and that are consistent with organizational standards and purposes devising operational, production, finance, and communication plans to efficiently fulfill your goals and objectives conducting a detailed planning audit of personnel, data, and reporting format to identify actions that will improve your planning process Containing helpful worksheets, outlines, and charts, Strategic Planning for Collegiate Athletics includes examples and suggestions from real-life athletics management situations. This invaluable guide will assist you in creating an ambitious and knowledgeable marketing plan for your athletic program that will bring pride, heightened success, and financial benefits to your organization.