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.
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A sport policy is an outline of the direction a sport should take, according to makers of a policy. Policies are developed by national governments and sport organizations in order to guide sport in some desired direction. A sport organization's policy or government policy related to sport can therefore have a significant impact on the governance of that organization. Policy is akin to strategy. In private sector organizations the tendency is to talk about strategy. In public organizations we refer to policy. Nearly every national, provincial, state, and county organization will have a policy which will guide its direction and activities, although, ...