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.
Broadly defined, volunteering contributes a range of social and economic benefits to society and to volunteers themselves. The Center for Civil Society Studies (2014) estimated that, worldwide, 971 million people engage in volunteer work in a typical year, contributing US$1.348 trillion to the global economy and remarked that if the world's volunteers constituted a nation, it would be second only to China's population and the world's seventh largest economy. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) (2011) identified a range of societal benefits of volunteering including employment training, addressing the Millennium Development Goals, enhancing social solidarity, social capital, political legitimacy, social inclusion and integration, and the quality of life in society. Furthermore, volunteers themselves benefit through ‘a sense of personal satisfaction, fulfilment, ...