Contemporary Issues in Sports Management offers a rich and dynamic introduction to the management of sport. An essential companion for all students embarking on a sports management course or module, it draws on research expertise from around the world and integrates these perspectives into engaging and accessible chapters. This book offers: • Contemporary and international case studies followed by ‘Tools for analysis’ so students can put the methodology into practice. • A range of pedagogical features including learning objectives, learning outcomes and short ‘Thinking points’ • Useful websites and further reading at the end of each chapter • A discussion of up-to-date issues including corruption in sport, sport policy, doping, athlete transgressions and much more. This book will lead students on a comprehensive exploration of global, national issues, and organizational issues in sport management. The authors encourage critical thought, investigation and the questioning of current practice in order to improve the leadership and management of sport in today’s society.
Welcome to the first book specifically devoted to discussing and analyzing ‘contemporary issues’ in sport management. This text is an innovative approach to introducing the subject of sport management and offers readers an engaging, informative but challenging introduction to some of the most pressing contemporary issues in our industry. Chapters written by over 50 academic experts and emerging leaders in sport management research as well as some industry professionals provide students new to sport management education with a unique insight into a wide variety of issues and some management tools to contribute to our industry in an effective and responsible, sustainable manner. A careful read through this book will show you WHAT many of the pressing issues in the field of sport management are, ...