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



Delbridge and Ezzamel (2005: 603) suggested that ‘control lies at the heart of organization theory’. The concept has certainly be given extensive attention in the mainstream management and organizational literature but has rarely been explicitly addressed by scholars who study the management of sport. Generally, the attention paid to control in organizations has focused firstly on control of the individual and has then moved on to focus on the control of organizations themselves (Birnberg, 1998). As with most areas of academic study, early researchers have focused on defining the concept of control and identifying different types or categories of ...

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