Sport Management in Australia: An organisational overview

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Allen & Unwin, Oct 1, 2010 - Business & Economics - 400 pages
Sport is one of Australia's major industries, as well as one of our most popular pastimes. No longer just an amateur activity, from council playing fields to elite competition, sport is highly organised and structured.

Sport Management in Australia provides a comprehensive overview of the organisation of sport in Australia. It outlines trends in participation, the role of government and private organisations, different models of delivering sporting services, and the benefits and drawbacks of increasing commercialisation. Fully revised and updated, this fourth edition includes new chapters on managing major sporting events and rapidly growing action and extreme sports.

Drawing on examples and comparisons from countries around the world, and with extended case studies, Sport Management in Australia is the indispensable starting point for anyone embarking on a career in sport management.

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Part 2 Government Systems in Sport
Part 3 Corporate Sport
Part 4 Sport Development
Part 5 Coordinating the Sports System and the Future of Sport

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About the author (2010)

David Shilbury is the foundation professor of sport management at the School of Management and Marketing at Deakin University. He is coauthor of Strategic Sport Marketing, a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Sport Management and a Research Fellow of the North American Society for Sport Management. Pamm Kellett is a senior lecturer in sport management at the School of Management and Marketing at Deakin University. She is on the editorial board of Sport Management Review and the Journal of Sport Management.

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