The SAGE Handbook of Sport Management draws together the best current research on the major topics relevant to the field of sports management, including leadership, gender, diversity, development, policy, tourism, and media. Edited by two of the most respected figures in the field, the handbook includes contributions from leading sport management academics from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA, the UK and Europe. The key themes and debates of sport management are organized across three sections: sport management fundamentals and key concepts sport management challenges and issues sport management futures.
Sport in the twenty-first century is a truly global phenomenon employing millions of people around the world in events, stadia, media, manufacturing, retail, education, and within sport organizations from community to professional levels. The growth and professionalization of sport over the last fifty years has driven changes in the consumption, production and management of sporting events and organizations at all levels of sport. National governments increasingly turn to sport as a driver for economic renewal of urban areas, to host major events, such as the football World Cup or Olympic Games, to drive investment in infrastructure, trade and tourism, and for political purposes, as well as to stimulate national pride amongst their citizens.
The ever-increasing integration of the world's ...