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.
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Organizational culture (sometimes called corporate culture) became popular when managers realized that Japanese companies which were successful operated differently from corporations in the West. While the culture of Japanese society is obviously different from the culture we find in Western societies, people who study organizations were concerned about the culture of the organizations that were found in those societies. While there is no universal definition of organizational culture, it involves shared stories, ceremonies, language, values, beliefs, ways of operating, and the physical settings of the organizations involved (cf. Lewis, 2002; Pettigrew, 1979; Schein, 1991; ...