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Sharp, clear and relevant this book meets the needs of those studying and researching within the growing discipline of sport management.

The intelligently cross-referenced entries provide a concise overview of the key concepts in the field guiding you through the important debates, sources and research methods in the management and delivery of sport.

The book introduces readers to the concepts at the centre of their studies; it suggests relevant further reading and thoughts for future research and applies academic theory to business and organizational problems in a real-world context.

Written for students, academics and practitioners the entries are designed to meet study needs and include: Clear Definitions; Comprehensive Examples; Practical Applications; Effective Research Methods


Change is one of the most ‘unchanging’ aspects of all organizations. In spite of its frequency and importance, change is paradoxical. On the one hand, managers prefer organizations that are stable, i.e., that do not change a lot, but on the other hand, managers must respond to changes that affect their organization. Change may occur in a number of areas. For instance, it can take place in the people who work for the organization, in the technology it uses, in the products or services it offers, or in its structure and systems. The dynamic ...

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