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
Typologies and Taxonomies
Typologies are, in a sense, of an a priori nature; they are generated mentally and not by any replicable empirical analysis. Taxonomies are derived from multivariate analyses of empirical data on organizations. Typically organizations or aspects of their structure, strategies, environments, and processes are described along a number of variables. Attempts are then made to identify natural clusters in the data, and these clusters, rather than any a priori conceptions, serve as the basis for the configurations. Typologies and taxonomies are important because they help to give order to, and some understanding of, ...