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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

Strategic Planning
Strategic planning

Strategic planning emerged in the mid-1960s as the most effective process for implementing strategies to make businesses more competitive and improve performance (Mintzberg, 1994). The notion that strategic planning is related to the performance of an organization has been both supported (Andersen, 2000; Brews and Hunt, 1999; Delmar and Shane, 2003; Miller and Cardinal, 1994; Rhyne, 1986) and refuted by research (Pearce et al., 1987; Shrader et al., 1984). Rudd and colleagues (2008) extended this debate on the relationship between strategic planning and performance by investigating the mediating effect of four types of flexibility on ...

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