Sport Management: Principles and Applications

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Routledge, 2012 - Business & Economics - 284 pages
Sport Management: Principles and applications provides a comprehensive introduction to the practical application of management principles within sport organisations. It is ideal for first and second year students studying sport management related courses, as well as those studying business focussed and human movement/physical education courses seeking an overview of sport management principles. In full colour to make key information easier to locate, the book provides a comprehensive overview of: -The nature of the sport industry and the role of the state, non-profit and professional sectors in sport. -Core management principles and their application in sport, highlighting the unique features of how sport is managed. Includes discussion and insight into strategic planning, organisational culture, organisational structures, human resource management, leadership, governance, financial management, marketing and performance management. Highly accessible, each chapter has a coherent structure featuring: -A conceptual overview of the focus for the chapter. -A presentation of accepted practice and key research findings supported by specific organisational examples at the community, state/provincial, national and professional levels drawing from countries around the globe. -A section of teaching and learning resources including a reference list, suggesons for further reading, relevant websites, and tutorial activity or study questions.. -Brand new to this edition is a new case study at the end of each chapter as well as two new chapters on marketing and financial management. * Covers the fundamental management issues unique to sport so that students understand how general management principles relate to their area of study. * Extensive online lecturer materials, including PowerPoint for every chapter, tutorial activities, test banks, and diagnostic and teaching notes help lecturers save time preparing for lectures. * Brand new case studies, examples and chapters from the UK, Europe and Asia-Pacific prepare students for employment in any country.

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Russell Hoye is Professor of Sport Management and Director, Centre for Sport and Social Impact at La Trobe University, Australia. His most recent books include Participation in Sport (2011), Sport and Policy: Issues and Analysis (2010), Sport and Social Capital (2008) and Sport Governance (2007).

Matthew Nicholson is an Associate Professor in the Centre for Sport and Social Impact at La Trobe University, Australia. His research interests focus on sport policy and development, the contribution of sport to social capital and the relationship between sport and the media.

Aaron C.T. Smith is Professor and Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University. His research interests include psychological, organisational and policy change management in business, and sport and health. Selections of Aaron's research and other books can be found at: http: //

Bob Stewart is Associate Professor in Sport Studies in the School of Sport and Exercise Science at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. Bob teaches and researches in the fields of professional team sport regulation, drug-use cultures in sport, and body project practices in gyms and fitness centres.

Hans Westerbeek is Professor of Sport Business and Director of the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL) at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. He also holds an appointment as Professor of Sport Management at the Free University of Brussels. His main research interests relate to international sport business.

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