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
Critical Theory and Critical Management Studies
In trying to understand ‘critical’ theory (CT) and its significance within the management of sport, it is necessary to explain how this differs from critical management studies (CMS). Alvesson and Willmott (1992) provided an edited volume of papers which discussed both these concepts and demonstrated how critical theory could be used in the analysis and development of management. They examined CT using a research perspective developed by the Frankfurt school and its followers (e.g., Habermas) ...