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Management of Sports Development

1st Edition

Edited by Vassil Girginov


308 pages

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Management of Sports Development is the first book to offer a holistic approach to a field which has been growing in importance for some years. Although many books exist on various aspects of development, never before has there been a text which addresses the process of development in such a comprehensive manner. This book offers eveything needed to develop an understanding of the process of sports development.

The book provides comprehensive coverage of the major themes in the process of sports development with contributions from an internationally renowned author team. These themes include:

  • models of sports development
  • funding of sports development
  • mega sporting events
  • networks and partnerships in sports development
  • sports development and social change

It is also supplemented with a dedicated accompanying website featuring updates and extra material.

This accessible book is essential reading for students or lecturers in the field of sports development and is set to be a vital contribution to the literature in this area.

Table of Contents

Part One Chapter 1. Management of sports development as an emerging field and profession by V. Girginov Part Two: Visions of sports development Chapter 2. Models of sports development by K. Hylton & P. Bramham Chapter 3. Public policies on sports development: can mass and elite sport hold together? by M. Collins Chapter 4. Non-governmental organisations in sports development by M. Green Chapter 5. International policy and sports in development by A. Beacom & R. Levermore Part Three: Sports development as process of social change Chapter 6: Sport as an agent for social and personal change by C. Green Chapter 7: Mega sporting events and sports development by M. Parent Chapter 8: Culture and sports development by L. Hills Chapter 9: Geographies of sports development: understanding the role of space and place by E. Wainwright & N. Ansell Part Four: Sports development delivery Chapter 10. Building organisational and management capacity for the delivery of sports development by A. Adams Chapter 11. Networks and partnerships in sports development by B. Houlihan & I. Lindsey Chapter 12. Funding sports development activities by I. Jones Chapter 13. Accounting for sports development (progress monitoring and evaluation) by C. Burnett Chapter 14. Managing visions, changes and delivery in sports development: Summary and Future Prospects by V. Girginov

About the Editor

Vassil Girginov is Reader in Sports Development and Sports Management at Brunel University. He is also a founding member of the Bulgarian National Olympic Academy and has researched and published in the field of Olympism, sport policy analysis, Eastern European sport and the culture of sport management. His previous books include The Olympic Games Explained (2005) and Management of Sports Development (2008). Vassil is also Executive Academic Editor of the Routledge journals 2012 Olympics Special Issue programme, which includes some 40 academic journals from a range of fields and disciplines.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism