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
Sport participation's definition is dependent on how one defines sport. For example, many researchers (e.g., Berger et al., 2008; Bloom et al., 2005; Curtis et al., 2003; Girginov et al., 2009) see sport as being a competitive activity involving two or more participants, and without the use of a motorized vehicle as the primary determinant of performance outcome (Sport Canada, 1998). Other researchers (e.g., Alexandris and Carroll, 1997; Alexandris and Stodolska, 2004; Hinrichs et al., 2010; Park, 2004) take a broader view and include ...