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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!

International Sport Marketing Issues and Practice

International Sport Marketing Issues and Practice

Author: Michel Desbordes Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/04/2019

How is sport marketing being transformed by new media and technology, by globalization and by the opening of new markets and sources of revenue? This book examines the most important trends and developments in contemporary sport marketing around the world, shining new light on the importance of marketing and markets as the drivers of international sport business. The book introduces essential concepts and best practice in international sport marketing today and presents original case studies from around the world, looking at leagues, commercial sponsors, consumer behavior, and the role of athletes and their representatives. It covers important topics from place branding and experiential marketing to equipment manufacture and sports arenas, as well as the economic impact and regulation of sports events, the financiarization and vipization of sport, and marketing in the sport for the development and peace sector. International Sport Marketing is essential reading for all students, scholars and practitioners working in sport marketing, especially those concerned with the globalization of the sports industry.

International Sport Management

International Sport Management

Author: Eric MacIntosh Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/04/2019

International Sport Management, 2nd Edition takes a comprehensive look at the organisation, governance, business activities and cross-cultural context of modern sport on an international level. As the sport industry continues its global expansion, this new second edition serves as an invaluable guide for students looking to work in sport management. With a diverse editorial team and assembly of contributors from around the world, this text presents a truly international perspective on the expanding field of international sport management. Each chapter showcases how sport operates in various geopolitical environments and cultures. With new chapters on growth in international sport and social media. There is also new content on corruption and doping in sport, including examples from the Olympics. This brand new second edition includes information on the structure of governance in international sport. The text also prepares students to apply management strategies in the business segments of sport marketing, sport media, sport event management and sport tourism. Case studies and sidebars apply the concepts to real-world situations and demonstrate the challenges and opportunities that future sport managers are likely to face on a regular basis. Lecturers are able to enhance student learning with the use of the book's ancillaries. This includes a test package, a presentation package and an instructor guide with tips on incorporating the case studies into the course to maximise the practical learn experience. With International Sport Management both practising and future sport managers are able to develop an increased understanding of the range of intercultural competencies necessary for success in the field. Using a framework of strategic and total-quality management, the text allows readers to examine global issues from an ethical perspective.

Globalized Sport Management in Diverse Cultural Contexts

Globalized Sport Management in Diverse Cultural Contexts

Author: James J. (University of Georgia, USA) Zhang Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/04/2019

Cross-cultural management is an important facet of the globalized sport industry. Sport managers must be skilled at working with individuals from diverse cultures and aware of the key issues affecting sport on a global level. This book brings together cutting-edge research from leading sport scholars from around the world, to illuminate some of those important issues and to demonstrate what cross-cultural management looks like in a sporting context. Presenting case studies from countries as diverse as the US, Brazil, Poland and Venezuela, and across a range of sports from football to basketball, the book presents new empirical material derived from a range of inquiry protocols, including both qualitative and quantitative methods. It offers critical analyses of cross-cultural and managerial issues in key areas such as group cohesiveness, group communications, and misperception and misinterpretation. Making an important contribution to our understanding of both theory and practice in sport management, this book is fascinating reading for any student, researcher or practitioner with an interest in global and international sport.

Health Fitness Management

Health Fitness Management

Author: Mike Bates, Mike Spezzano, Guy Danhoff Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/03/2019

Health Fitness Management, 3rd Edition provides an in-depth picture of the challenging and rewarding role of the health and fitness club manager. Leading experts in the fitness industry share their insights, making this text the most authoritative and field-tested guide to fitness management success. Whether providing a service to members, ensuring club safety or motivating staff, health club managers need the right mix of skills and flexibility to support the success and growth of their clubs. This brand new third edition addresses emerging trends and offers the tools needed for managers to succeed. Updates to this new edition include new case studies to understand legal responsibilities, best practices and tips for managing social media pages. As well as several template forms for common agreements and records. Health Fitness Management, 3rd Edition incorporates updated research and industry trends as it progresses through key managerial developments areas such as human resources, member attractions and operations and facility management. Written by industry experts, Health Fitness Management, 3rd Edition is the fundamental resource for the management and operation of health and fitness facilities and programmes.

Global Sport Business Managing Resources and Opportunities

Global Sport Business Managing Resources and Opportunities

Author: Brenda G. (Georgia State University, USA) Pitts Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/03/2019

In the global sport business industry, growth, and development within and across various sport businesses are essential for competitive advantage. This fascinating collection of chapters examines how the development and management of resources and opportunities in sport business is vital to success. Commissioned by the World Association for Sport Management (WASM) and featuring global perspectives from leading international scholars and original research data drawn from both qualitative and quantitative inquiry, the book presents cases as diverse as customer demand in the NBA, sport and physical activity human resources in Spain and stakeholder relationships in Chinese football. Presented in three parts (global perspectives, managing resources, and managing opportunities), Global Sport Business examines key research and practical issues in sport business management and marketing studies in both global and local contexts. This is an important read for professors, scholars, and students in sport business management, a useful resource for sport business management professionals and practitioners, and illuminating reading for anyone with an interest in sport management.

Sport, Education and Corporatisation Spaces of Connection, Contestation and Creativity

Sport, Education and Corporatisation Spaces of Connection, Contestation and Creativity

Using an interdisciplinary approach, Sport, Education and Corporatisation offers an important critique of the intersection between sport organisations, commercial agendas and educational development. It reveals a discomforting interplay between sector stakeholders that has been normalised via discourses of civic `good', social responsibility and community welfare. The book employs stakeholder theory, corporate social responsibility ideals, and holistic constructions of space to provide a framework to understand some of the latent and explicit complexities of sport sector connectivity. Interrogating the key contexts, issues and challenges that emerge from the Sport-Education-Corporate nexus and drawing upon evidence from international, national and local sport organisations, it argues for sustained and rigorous examination of the commercialisation of educational agendas and new directions for education-based corporate social responsibility within the sport industry. This is an invaluable resource for researchers working in the areas of sport management; sport development; sociology of sport; sport policy and politics; physical education; and the wider economics, organisational politics and business ethics fields. It is also a fascinating read for students within sport business management, sports studies, sport politics and physical education programmes.

Emerging Technologies in Sport Implications for Sport Management

Emerging Technologies in Sport Implications for Sport Management

Author: Cheryl (Brock University, Canada) Mallen Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/03/2019

Advances in technology have always had a significant impact on sport. This book surveys the next generation of emerging technologies and considers how sport managers, governing bodies and officials can meet the challenges that they pose for sport competition, participation and events. It explores cutting edge developments in areas such as gene doping, vision and brain technologies, 3D printing technologies, molecular communication technologies and our ability to rebuild bodies. Each chapter considers the implications of a particular technology in terms of ethics, rules and regulations, facilities and resourcing, as well as the emergence of completely new forms of sport, and offers strategies for future sport management. Emerging Technologies in Sport is a valuable resource for sport industry professionals, undergraduate students in the fields of sport management, sport tourism, and sport business, and a fascinating read for anyone with an interest in sport and future applications of emerging technologies within sport.

Big-Time Sports in American Universities

Big-Time Sports in American Universities

Author: Charles T. (Duke University, North Carolina) Clotfelter Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/02/2019

For almost a century, big-time college athletics has been a wildly popular but consistently problematic part of American higher education. The challenges it poses to traditional academic values have been recognized from the start, but they have grown more ominous in recent decades, as cable television has become ubiquitous, commercial opportunities have proliferated, and athletic budgets have ballooned. In the second edition of his influential book Big-Time Sports in American Universities, Clotfelter continues to examine the role of athletics in American universities, building on his argument that commercial sports have become a core function of the universities that engage in them. Drawing on recent scandals on large-scale college campuses and updates on several high-profile court cases, Clotfelter brings clear economic analysis to the variety of problems that sports raise for university and public policy, providing the basis for the continuation of constructive conversations about the value of big-time sports in higher education.

Big-Time Sports in American Universities

Big-Time Sports in American Universities

Author: Charles T. (Duke University, North Carolina) Clotfelter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2019

For almost a century, big-time college athletics has been a wildly popular but consistently problematic part of American higher education. The challenges it poses to traditional academic values have been recognized from the start, but they have grown more ominous in recent decades, as cable television has become ubiquitous, commercial opportunities have proliferated, and athletic budgets have ballooned. In the second edition of his influential book Big-Time Sports in American Universities, Clotfelter continues to examine the role of athletics in American universities, building on his argument that commercial sports have become a core function of the universities that engage in them. Drawing on recent scandals on large-scale college campuses and updates on several high-profile court cases, Clotfelter brings clear economic analysis to the variety of problems that sports raise for university and public policy, providing the basis for the continuation of constructive conversations about the value of big-time sports in higher education.

Managing Sport Organizations Responsibility for performance

Managing Sport Organizations Responsibility for performance

Now in a fully revised and updated fourth edition, Managing Sport Organizations introduces the fundamentals of sport management across every industry sector, from youth and intercollegiate sport to professional leagues. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, it covers every key topic, issue and concept in contemporary sport management, including: Understanding management and its relationship to sport Strategy Decision making Organizational design Leadership Human resource management Managing change Facility management Sports media and new technologies This new edition contains expanded coverage of current topics such as international sport, ethics, new technologies, and career pathways in sport management. Each chapter includes a full range of useful features, such as case studies, career insights, management exercises, study questions, and definitions of key terms and concepts. No other textbook combines the rigor of the business school with the creativity and dynamism of modern sport business. Accompanied by additional online resources, this is the perfect foundation for any course in sports management, sports administration or sport business.

Diversity and Inclusion in Sport Organizations A Multilevel Perspective

Diversity and Inclusion in Sport Organizations A Multilevel Perspective

Author: George B. (Texas A&M University, USA) Cunningham Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2019

Diversity and Inclusion in Sport Organizations: A Multilevel Perspective is a comprehensive introduction to the ways in which people differ-including race, gender, age, mental and physical ability, appearance, religion, sexual orientation, and social class-and the importance of these differences for sport organizations. It offers strategies for managing diversity in work and sport environments and provides an overview of diversity training that can be implemented in the workplace. Grounded in research and theory and outlining best practice, this fully updated and revised edition includes more international examples and expanded coverage of topics, such as critical disability studies, women of color, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex issues, as well as useful teaching and learning features in every chapter and additional online resources. This is important reading for students working in the fields of sport business, sport management, sport development or sport coaching, HR management in sport, sport in society, sport participation, ethical leadership in sport, or introductory sport management courses.

Managing Sport Organizations Responsibility for performance

Managing Sport Organizations Responsibility for performance

Now in a fully revised and updated fourth edition, Managing Sport Organizations introduces the fundamentals of sport management across every industry sector, from youth and intercollegiate sport to professional leagues. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, it covers every key topic, issue and concept in contemporary sport management, including: Understanding management and its relationship to sport Strategy Decision making Organizational design Leadership Human resource management Managing change Facility management Sports media and new technologies This new edition contains expanded coverage of current topics such as international sport, ethics, new technologies, and career pathways in sport management. Each chapter includes a full range of useful features, such as case studies, career insights, management exercises, study questions, and definitions of key terms and concepts. No other textbook combines the rigor of the business school with the creativity and dynamism of modern sport business. Accompanied by additional online resources, this is the perfect foundation for any course in sports management, sports administration or sport business.