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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


Audretsch (2002) provided a comprehensive review of the literature pertaining to entrepreneurship, noting the interdisciplinary nature of the subject. That is, entrepreneurship does not easily correspond to one academic subject area such as economics, marketing, or finance. Rather, it is a ‘multifaceted, complex social and economic phenomenon’ (2002: 1). There is also a significant body of literature on small business management which addresses entrepreneurship and related concepts. Mullen et al. (2009) noted that there have been considerable advances both theoretically and methodologically in the small business–entrepreneurship literature, and they discussed trends in the research methods underpinning this before making recommendations on how to make ...

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