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



Research focused on the concept of ‘voluntary’ can be in relation to individuals (Dhebar and Stokes, 2008), organizations (Guo and Musso, 2007) or the broader ‘voluntary sector’ (Kendall, 2003). Research on the voluntary sector has generally been concerned with documenting the size of this sector (normally by country) and its development and changing nature (including factors enabling or constraining its development). Clark et al. (2010) reviewed trends, facts and information from research conducted by the National Council for Voluntary Organizations as well as ...

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