Sports Management: A Guide to Professional Practice

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Allen & Unwin, 1999 - Sports & Recreation - 282 pages
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This text answers the question of whether sport is a cultural activity with its own business principles or just a commercial enterprise like any other. It applies best practice management techniques to this growing subject.

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The special features of sport
Strategic planning
Total quality management
Organisational culture and change management
Player management
Financial management
Marketing management
Facility management
Human resource management
Legal management
Structure management
Event management

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Page 87 - the fundamental rethinking and radical redesign of business processes to achieve dramatic improvements in critical, contemporary measures of performance, such as cost, quality, service, and speed
Page 63 - All sales of property under execution must be made at auction, to the highest bidder, between the hours of nine in the morning and five in the afternoon.
Page 230 - Act is to enhance the welfare of Australians through the promotion of competition and fair trading and provision for consumer protection.
Page 102 - Symbol Any object, act, event, quality, or relation that serves as a vehicle for conveying meaning, usually by representing another thing. Language A particular form or manner in which members of a group use vocal sounds and written signs to convey meanings to each other.
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Page 102 - Myth A dramatic narrative of imagined events, usually used to explain origins or transformations of something; also, an unquestioned belief about the practical benefits of certain techniques and behaviors that is not supported by demonstrated facts.
Page 12 - The major concern of profit-centred businesses is efficiency, productivity and responding quickly to changing market conditions. Sport, on the other hand, is typified by strong emotional attachments that are linked to the past by nostalgia and tradition.
Page 20 - ... where you want to go, and how you want to get there.
Page 140 - The simplest method for depreciating an asset is the straight line or prime cost method. This method allocates an equal amount of depreciation to each full accounting period in the asset's useful life. The amount of depreciation for each period is determined by dividing the cost of the asset minus its residual value by the number of periods in the asset's useful life.
Page 140 - In simple terms, an asset is devalued in response to its market or real value, and offset against income. In order to allocate the cost of the asset to the period in which it is used, an estimate must be made of the asset's useful life. This will usually be less than its physical life. For example, in the case of a motor vehicle, it may be decided that after...

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Bob Stewart and Aaron Smith are both lecturers at the Sport Business Unit of the Victoria University of Technology.

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