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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


Context is arguably one of the most important concepts (if not the most important) in management and in doing management research. However, researchers do not usually focus on context as a concept in organizations. It is, rather, implicitly or explicitly considered when examining other concepts and has been recognized as an important variable in understanding organizations and how they operate. In relation to the concept of control, for instance, Johnson and Gill (1993) suggested that structure, culture and social, political/economic environments were important contextual features which influenced the control mechanisms adopted in organizations. Paying ...

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