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This vital new handbook marks the development of sports studies as a major new discipline within the social sciences. Edited by the leading sociologist of sport, Eric Dunning, and author of the best selling textbook on sport in the USA, Jay Coakley, it both reflects and richly endorses this new found status. Key aspects of the Handbook include: an inventory of the principal achievements in the field; a guide to the chief conflicts and difficulties in the theory and research process; a rallying point for researchers who are established or new to the field, which sets the agenda for future developments; a resource book for teachers who wish to establish new curricula and develop courses and programmes in the area of sports s

Management, Organizations and Theory in the Governance of Sport
Management, organizations and theory in the governance of sport

The aim of this chapter is to identify and evaluate key developments in the management of sporting organizations and the theorizing of the management of sporting organizations in the contemporary context. The focus of this account will be principally on public sector, quasi-public sector1 and voluntary sector sporting bodies, rather than on commercial sporting organizations. This is not to imply that commercial sporting organizations do not have a significant role to play in the political economy of sport; clearly this is not the case. However, the nature of organizational behaviour in the commercial sector is substantially different from that of those organizations, traditionally important in the sporting world, which ...

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