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
Performance management is an ill-defined body of literature. Research on the performance of organizations is underpinned by a variety of disciplines such as economics, finance and human resource management, but is primarily an ‘operations’ issue within organizations. It can however also be ‘strategic’ in nature. The performance of staff, departments and the organization as a whole is usually measured against previously identified goals/objectives. It is the manager's role to continuously monitor this process of goal setting and achievement to ensure the organization is progressing in the ...