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
It is ‘intrinsically difficult to define and value knowledge’ (Sillince, 2006: 800), which is why there are many definitions of it. For example, the resource-based view of the firm sees knowledge as an asset or a ‘thing’, yet some researchers also treat it, perhaps more appropriately, as a process (Sillince, 2006). Knowledge within the knowledge management literature has been described as an input resource (i.e., knowledge from), as an output resource (i.e., knowledge to), and as a throughput or process (i.e., the link between knowledge from and knowledge to) (Assundani, 2005). Knowledge has also been defined rather simply as ‘that which is known’ (Grant, 1996: 110). In contrast, Cook ...