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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


Stakeholders were first, albeit broadly, defined by Freeman (1984) as all individuals, groups, and/or organizations which can impact or be affected by an organization's actions. They have alternatively been called constituents. Freeman also proposed that stakeholder groups surrounded the organization of interest in a hub-and-spoke model (although Rowley (1997) later argued that theorists should move beyond this dyadic ties approach). Since 1984, stakeholder theory has sought to develop the concept of stakeholders, examine stakeholder characteristics, describe how organizations see and deal with stakeholders, and outline the types of behaviours a stakeholder can exhibit – all in order to enable ...

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