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.

Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management
Tracy Taylor

This chapter presents the key dimensions and concepts associated with the effective management of people who work and volunteer for a sport organization. Contemporary sport organizations are highly dependent on their human resources; therefore an understanding of the fundamental principles of human resource management is a strategic imperative. The processes and systems used to structure work, and to manage the people to perform that work to meet the organization's strategic goals, are encapsulated under the general framework of human resource management. This covers an extensive body of research and practice, both in the generic management literature and in relation to sport. As such, this chapter focuses on some of the areas of human resource management that are distinctive ...

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