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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


Conflict is inherent in all organizations and has been studied by scholars for many years (e.g., Fenn, 1971; Mouly and Sankaran, 1997; Temkin and Cummings, 1986; Whiteman, 2009). The generic management literature on conflict suggests that there are many definitions of the term, various ways of categorizing conflict (e.g., vertical and horizontal), assorted levels of conflict within organizations, and numerous sources of conflict (as well as management strategies to deal with these). Slack (1997) indicated some key points about the many different definitions of conflict when he suggested that it was important for the individuals and/or groups involved in a ...

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