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
Some of the first organizational theorists to critically discuss and define organizational goals were Simon (1964) and Cyert and March (1963). These authors usefully discussed the difference and relationship between organization goals and decision making in organizations. They noted that decisions were often taken within a range of constraints and not necessarily made solely in pursuit of goals. Simon (1964) also recognized that it was difficult not to discuss goals when talking about other aspects of organizations, such as strategy, individual behaviour, or structure. Many researchers have subsequently focused on organizational goals to understand [Page 115]other concepts such ...