Contemporary Issues in Sport Management
A Critical Introduction
- Dr. Terri Byers - University of New Brunswick, Canada
Sociology of Sport and Leisure (General) | Sport & Leisure Studies (General)
‘Contemporary Issues in Sport Management presents an extensive array of absorbing contemporary issues relevant to managing sport. Internationally recognised scholars have contributed thought-provoking chapters on current global and local issues that are challenging traditional ways of thinking about and delivering sport. This exciting new book is rich in theory and stimulates readers to really think through the associated implications for sport management practice.’
-Tracy Taylor, Professor and Deputy Dean, University of Technology Sydney Business School
Contemporary Issues in Sports Management offers a rich and dynamic introduction to the management of sport. An essential companion for all students embarking on a sports management course or module, it draws on research expertise from around the world and integrates these perspectives into engaging and accessible chapters. This book offers:
- Contemporary and international case studies followed by ‘Tools for analysis’ so students can put the methodology into practice.
- A range of pedagogical features including learning objectives, learning outcomes and short ‘Thinking points’
- Useful websites and further reading at the end of each chapter
- A discussion of up-to-date issues including corruption in sport, sport policy, doping, athlete transgressions and much more.
This book will lead students on a comprehensive exploration of global, national issues, and organizational issues in sport management. The authors encourage critical thought, investigation and the questioning of current practice in order to improve the leadership and management of sport in today’s society.
Ideal for Undergraduate students of sport management, sport business, sport policy, sport marketing and sport development.
Very good reading and perfect for our course.
A very good overview of contemporary issues within sport management; this is a great supplemental text for students undertaking individual projects/assessments surrounding this issue.
The book covers a lot of current topics and challenges in Sport Management. However, at the same it is very extensive and therefore only parts of the book can be adopted for the course.
It has not been adopted, but is one of several books under consideration for when the course is going through the next remake.
you sent me a book which is not relevant to my teaching; I am teaching Sociology of deviance, policing etc
These websites should explain what I teach
Useful chapters on a wide range of topics linked to sport, the media and contemporary society.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 4: Corruption in Sport