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
[Page 146]In conducting any research within the field of the management of sport, it is important to clearly define what is and is not considered a ‘sport’ organization. Slack and Parent (2006: 5) describe a sport organization as ‘a social entity involved in the sport industry; it is goal-directed, with a consciously structured activity system and a relatively identifiable boundary’. Unlike other concepts in this book where we examine the mainstream literature and then the sport management literature, given the concept in question is ‘sport organization’, we have briefly addressed this first and now move to look at the concept of ...