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1st Edition

Management of Sports Development

ISBN 9780750685627
Published April 16, 2008 by Routledge
308 Pages

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Book Description

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

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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.