1st Edition

Critical Issues in Global Sport Management

Edited By Nico Schulenkorf, Stephen Frawley Copyright 2017
    320 Pages 31 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    320 Pages 31 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    The social, cultural and economic significance of sport has never been more evident than it is today. Adopting a critical management perspective, this book examines the most important themes and challenges in global sport management. From match-fixing, doping, bribery and corruption to corporate social responsibility, governance, and new media, it helps students, researchers and practitioners to understand the changing face of the global sport industry.

    Written by leading international sport management experts, Critical Issues in Global Sport Management includes twenty chapters and real-life case studies from around the world. It examines contemporary governance and management issues as well as the ethical challenges faced by the global sport industry, including questions of integrity and accountability in recent drug scandals that have been widely reported and debated. This book deals with such questions and many more, highlighting the fact that the global sport system is in urgent need of new and innovative solutions to these ongoing problems.

    Based on cutting-edge research from the US, UK, Australia, Europe and beyond, this book will add depth and currency to any course in sport management, sport business, sport development, or sport events.

    1. Critical Issues in Global Sport

    2. Governance, CSR and Diversity: A Critical Field of Study in Global Sport Management

    3. Gender Diversity in the Governance of International Sport Federations

    4. Integrity and Corruption in Sport

    5. Match Fixing and Manipulation in Sport

    6. Doping Control and Global Sport

    7. Head Injuries and Concussion Issues

    8. Globalisation and Professional Sport

    9. Socio-Economic Impacts of Sports Mega-Events: More Unintended Than Intended?

    10. Social Media, Fan Engagement and Global Sport

    11. Managing Football Hooliganism

    12. Farewell to the Hooligan? Modern Developments in Football Crowd Management

    13. Global Sport-for-Development

    14. Sport and International Diplomacy

    15. Analytics, Technology and High-Performance Sport

    16. A General Theory of the Use of Technology in Sport and Some Consequences

    17. The Tyranny of Perpetual Innovation: Global Mobile Media, Digital Communications and Television

    18. Social Media Analytics for Sport Management: Pitfalls, Tools and Best Practices

    19. Digital Technology and Sport Sponsorship

    20. Current Trends and Future Research Challenges in Global Sport Management


    Nico Schulenkorf is Senior Lecturer for Sport Management at the UTS Business School, Sydney, Australia. His research focuses on the social, cultural and health-related outcomes of sport-for-development and event management projects. Nico has worked with local and international NGOs, Government Agencies, Sport Associations and Ministries in developing capacities to implement development projects in countries such as Sri Lanka, Israel/Palestine and the Pacific Islands. Nico is co-editor of Global Sport-for-Development: Critical Perspectives (Palgrave, 2014) and Managing Sport Development: An International Approach (Routledge, 2016). He is also co-founder and editor of the Journal of Sport for Development.

    Stephen Frawley is the Director of the Australian Centre for Olympic Studies at the UTS Business School, Sydney, Australia. His research is focused on the organisation and management of the Olympic Games and associated sport mega-events. He has published widely on the Olympic Games and the Football World Cup and is the editor of Managing the Olympics, Managing the Football World Cup and Managing Sport Mega-Events. Stephen’s academic work is informed by his experience working on sport mega-events. From 1998 to 2001 he worked for the Sydney 2000 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and he was an advisor to the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee.

    "The book is organized into three areas, each serving as key focus area in both introductory sport-management courses and more advanced classes with a global focus. The structure of this book allows for easy integration into courses, whereas faculty can develop a syllabus with similar organization or merge it into an already established class … The topics are timely and offer many opportunities for class discussion, small-group work, and student self-reflection." - Annemarie Farrell, Ithaca College, International Journal of Sport Communication