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
Bid committees, promoters, and governments alike will seek to host mega events in order to benefit from the legacies these events can accrue despite the potential negative impacts such as the so-called white elephants (i.e., large empty stadiums, such as occurred after the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games), cost overruns (e.g., the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens), potential terrorist threats, and transportation nightmares (e.g., the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta) for example. In fact, many governments are now requesting information on the potential benefits within their hosting policies before they agree to support a bid (see for example Leopkey et ...