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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


Networks are a web of relationships between more than two partners. These relationships are typically based on the exchange of resources such as knowledge, capital, or skills (cf. Child and Faulkner, 1998). Each partner or actor in a network is depicted as a node. These nodes are linked by formal or informal ties. Strategic alliances would therefore, for example, be considered a form of network (albeit a small one) but a network would not be seen as a strategic alliance, strictly speaking, as strategic alliances require organizational learning to be a part of the relationship, which is not a requirement for networks in general.

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