"An accessible and different guide for students and practitioners alike... I'm sure that it will become a standard reference text for sports management"
- Peter Taylor, Sport Industry Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University
"A must have introductory reference guide for graduate and undergraduate sport management students"
- Paul M. Pedersen, Indiana University
"Provides students, practitioners and researchers in the field of sport management with a valuable compilation of sensitizing concepts, definitions and interesting references"
- Michel van Slobbe, European Sport Management Quarterly
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 definitionsComprehensive examplesPractical applicationsEffective research methods.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 530 g
Dimensions: 242 x 170 x 15 mm
Associate Professor in Sociology, Deakin University, Australia
Byers, Slack, and Parent's Key Concepts in Sports Management is a must have introductory reference guide for graduate and undergraduate sport management students and a highly suggested read for established and developing sport management professors, researchers, and practitioners. Their book - which is underpinned with a strong organizational theory foundation and sustained with an interweaving of conceptual issues and practical applications - is highly relevant for use in endeavors associated with pedagogical, scholarly, and practical aspects of our field. While the authors use organizational theory as the basis to explain various issues and concepts, the book has a strong connection to myriad disciplines and segments - ranging from sport law and sport marketing to sport finance and sport media - affiliated with the management of sport. In addition to the authors' detailed examination and application of core concepts and affiliated research, readers will find highly beneficial Byers, Slack, and Parent's suggestions for future research as well as additional scholarly reading material related to the various interrelated concepts and issues examined in their guide.
Paul M. Pedersen
PhD Professor & Director, Sport Management Doctoral Program, Indiana University, Bloomington, United States
Key Concepts in Sport Management is an accessible and different guide for students and practitioners alike, on relevant concepts from organisational theory and beyond. It is comprehensive, with 46 chapters, each between 1000 and 2000 words long, on different concepts. Furthermore, it shows the interrelationships between these concepts and it has over 100 pages of relevant references. I'm sure that it will become a standard reference text for sports management. alike'
Professor of Sport Economics, Sport Industry Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Key Concepts in Sport Management provides students, practitioners and researchers in the field of sport management with a valuable compilation of sensitizing concepts, definitions and interesting references. With the structure, style and extensive content the book meets its purpose.
Michel van Slobbe
European Sport Management Quarterly
As part of the 'Key Concepts' series, this book more than satisfies the criterion of offering students 'accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics.'-- CHOICE