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
[Page 44]Decision making is a concept – central to organization theory – which has been addressed by researchers in a wide variety of business and sporting situations. It can be studied by underpinning theories from psychology, sociology, mathematics, anthropology and management studies. Whichever underpinning theoretical base is used, decision making is most often viewed as a ‘process’ which takes place within individuals, groups and organizations (noted as different ‘levels’ of analysis). It is commonly accepted that decisions are made under varying conditions of uncertainty ...