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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 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.
Health Fitness Management, Third 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 in a practical manner, making this text the most authoritative and field-tested guide to fitness management success. Whether they are providing service to members, ensuring club safety and profitability, or motivating staff to perform at their best, health and fitness club managers need the right mix of skills and flexibility to support the success and continued growth of their clubs. This third edition addresses recently emerging topics and offers practical tools that will help health club managers succeed: Opening chapter scenarios set the stage and put readers in the shoes of a club manager. New case studies emphasize the importance of thoroughly understanding legal responsibilities and obligations. Best practices and tips for managing social media pages give the reader practical ways to maximize marketing efforts and grow the business. Reproducible forms save time in creating templates for common agreements and records, such as a membership agreement, an equipment maintenance form, and a guest registration and exercise liability waiver. To further support its applied approach, Health Fitness Management, Third Edition, incorporates updated research and industry trends as it leads readers through key managerial development areas. It starts with organizational fundamentals and the payoffs of thoughtful staff recruitment, training, development, and retention. It then shifts to methods for attracting and retaining members while also increasing profitability with the right mix of products and services. Finally, it reviews operational and facility management functions, covering everything from reading financial statements and maintaining equipment to understanding and managing risk. To aid with retention and for easy reference, The Bottom Line segments sum up the key points to emphasize the most important topics in the text. Learning objectives, key terms, and a list of references round out each chapter to foster a better learning experience. Instructors will have access to an instructor guide, which contains additional practical assignments, and a test package for gauging student comprehension. Written by industry experts, Health Fitness Management, Third Edition, is the fundamental resource for the management and operation of health and fitness facilities and programs. Enhanced with practical scenarios and applied knowledge, it provides a solid foundation for students preparing for a management career in the health and fitness industry, and it serves as an essential reference for professionals already enjoying the challenges and opportunities of club management.
Korea has become a powerful force in global sport, with South Korea finishing fifth in the medals table at London 2012 and hosting the Winter Olympics in 2018. This book brings together scholars from disciplines including sport history, sociology, journalism, economics, sport development, and sport management to explore the significance of sport in contemporary Korea. Presenting a variety of international perspectives, it plots the dynamic evolution of sport in Korea and envisions the possibilities for its future. Each chapter focuses on a key topic of current relevance, such as sport in the context of shifting relations between North and South Korea, or the role of sport in the expression of Korean nationalism. Arguing that individuals, institutions, businesses, and governments have actively leveraged or exploited sport to influence developments in various social, economic, cultural, and political arenas, this book sheds new light on the importance of sport as a catalyst for change in Korea. This is indispensable reading for any student or scholar with an interest in sport, history, and culture in Korea.
Although women and girls participate in sport in greater numbers than ever before, research shows there has been no significant increase in women leading sport organizations. This book takes an international, evidence-based perspective in examining women in sport leadership and offers future directions for improving gender equity. With contributions from leading international sport scholars and practitioners, it explores the opportunities and challenges women face while exercising leadership in sport organizations and evaluates leadership development practices. While positional leadership is crucial, this book argues that some women may choose to exercise leadership in non-positional ways, challenging readers to consider their personal values and passions. The chapters not only discuss key topics such as gender bias, intersectionality, quotas, networking, mentoring and sponsoring, but also present a variety of strategies to develop and support the next generation of women leaders in sport. A new model of how to achieve gender equity in sport leadership is also introduced. Women in Sport Leadership: Research and Practice for Change is important reading for all students, scholars, leaders, administrators, and coaches with an interest in sport business, policy and management, as well as women's sport and gender studies.
Every new print copy of Sport Leadership in the 21st Century includes access to the Navigate Companion Website All organizations look to leaders to influence and motivate employees in working toward organizational goals and future success, and that includes sports organizations. Sport Leadership in the 21st Century, Second Edition provides students with the most current and comprehensive understanding of leadership in sport management. Authored and contributed by leading sport management researchers and practitioners, this text immerses students in the learning process through case studies, interviews with leaders in the sport industry, critical thinking questions, and rich content. Each chapter has been developed to provide the latest research to help young professionals and sport management students become leaders in different areas of sport.
Soccer is the world's most valuable sport, generating bigger revenues, as well as being watched and played by more people, than any other. It is virtually impossible to understand the business of sport without understanding the football industry. This book surveys contemporary football in unparalleled breadth and depth. Presenting critical insights from world-leading football scholars and introducing football's key organisations, leagues and emerging nations, it explores key themes from governance and law to strategy and finance, as well as cutting edge topics such as analytics, digital media and the women's game. This is essential reading for all students, researchers and practitioners working in football, sport business, sport management or mainstream business and management.
The international nature of the sport industry requires a global approach to sport marketing practices. Organisations need to develop a good understanding of the laws, regulations, values and norms of the countries and cultures in which they operate. This book brings together world-leading sport marketing scholars from 11 countries to address the most important global, regional, national, and community marketing issues in sport today. Presenting the latest cutting-edge research from countries including India, China, the UK and the USA, it includes case studies on successful marketing strategies in sports ranging from football and hockey to baseball and motor racing. The book combines both qualitative and quantitative studies to explore key topics such as: sport marketing in a globalized marketplace corporate social responsibility and sponsorship in sporting events the Olympic brand image and its values sport consumer behaviour and customer satisfaction new digital marketing channels. Contemporary Sport Marketing: Global perspectives is vital reading for all students and scholars of sport marketing, sport business and sport management, as well as for any professional working in the sport industry.
Highly practical and engaging, Sports Marketing equips students with the skills, techniques and tools they need to be successful marketers in any sporting environment. The book combines scholarly theory with the perspectives of those who have been involved actively in the sports business. A wide range of examples from all levels of sports from around the world, as well as insider expert insights help tie what they learn strongly to practice, and assures them that the theory is relevant. New material includes: Expanded coverage of marketing analytics and the use of market-driven tactics showing students how to strengthen customer relationships and maximize profits More material on licensing and merchandising, so students understand how to exploit brand leveraging opportunities Greater attention to the impact of new technologies on customer relationships, such as social media, content marketing, ticketing strategies, and e-sports, ensuring students are exposed to the latest advancements in marketing for sports Introduction to idea generation and creative thinking processes, helping students develop the skills to drive innovation and create value through new marketing campaigns A stronger global focus throughout the book, including several new cases from outside the US, as well as coverage of international sporting organizations, such as FIFA and the ever popular English Premier League Alongside the popular 'You Make the Call' sections that encourage students to consider multiple perspectives on an issue and stimulate lively classroom discussion, chapter summaries, review questions, and a glossary further support learning. Sports Marketing will give students of sports marketing and sports management classes a firm grasp on the ins and outs of working in sport.
Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools. Updated and revised with the latest data in the field, Principles and Practice of Sport Management, Sixth Edition provides students with the foundation they need to prepare for a variety of sport management careers. Intended for use in introductory sport management courses at the undergraduate level, the focus of the Sixth Edition is to provide an overview of the sport industry and cover basic fundamental knowledge and skill sets of the sport manager, as well as to provide information on sport industry segments for potential employment and career opportunities.
Sport governance no longer stirs public opinion only when scandals surface; it has become a persistent concern for a number of stakeholders, such as the media, sport followers, and corporates that produce and sponsor sport. Contemporary sport governance is characterised by tension between sport's potential for commercial benefit on the one hand and moral education and social development on the other. The perceived incompatibility of these two aspects has led to intense conversations in the media, administrative circles, and the public sphere about the need for ethics to be the key element of governance. The chapters in this volume explore the contemporary forms of governance that is structured by sport's extensive transnational networks, shifts in what the stakeholders mentioned above understand by 'ethics', and the emergence of new stakeholders. They identify as the two major directions of contemporary sport governance the growing significance of the non-West, especially in relation to event hosting, and the need for controlling the behaviour of emergent interest groups. The latter is a complex constellation of athletes, officials, supporters, lawyers, and politicians who share power and collectively determine corporate and non-profit governance, legal aspects, and regulatory mechanisms from within their subjective locations. The chapters in this book were originally published in a special issue in Sport in Society.
Highly practical and engaging, Sports Marketing equips students with the skills, techniques, and tools they need to be successful marketers in any sporting environment. The book combines scholarly theory with the perspectives of those who have been actively involved in the sports business. A worldwide range of examples from all levels of sports, as well as insider expertise, strongly ties classroom learning to real-world practice, and assures students that the theory is relevant. New material includes: * Expanded coverage of marketing analytics and the use of market-driven tactics showing students how to strengthen customer relationships and maximize profits * Greater attention to the impact of new technologies on customer relationships, such as social media, content marketing, ticketing strategies, and eSports, ensuring students are exposed to the latest advancements in marketing for sports * A stronger global focus throughout the book, including several new cases from outside the U.S., as well as coverage of international sporting organizations, such as FIFA and the ever popular English Premier League * Six new You Make the Call short cases to offer opportunities for analysis and decision making in sectors of sports marketing including sports media, experiential events, and eSports These popular You Make the Call cases and review questions stimulate lively classroom discussion, while chapter summaries and a glossary further support learning. Sports Marketing will give students of sports marketing and management a firm grasp of the ins and outs of working in sports.