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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


The study of power in organizations has had a long and rich history. Much of the research on organizational power during the 1960s and 1970s was underpinned by a narrow interpretation of Weber (1947, 1956), where power was conceptualized as exercised through rational decision-making processes in the context of organizational hierarchical interpretations of the external environment (Mumby, 2001). However, criticisms of this view highlighted that power can also be exercised in non-decision-making situations (Bachrach and Baratz, 1963). For example, power is exercised in situations where an individual (or possibly a group) limits the range of issues considered for discussion and subsequent decision making, such as a manager setting the agenda for ...

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