2nd Edition

Managing People in Sport Organizations
A Strategic Human Resource Management Perspective

ISBN 9780415715348
Published January 19, 2015 by Routledge
236 Pages

USD $82.95

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Book Description

Managing People in Sport Organizations provides a comprehensive overview of the theory and practice of managing people within a strategic framework. This revised and updated second edition examines a range of strategic human resource management approaches that can be used by sport organizations to respond to contemporary challenges and to develop a sustainable performance culture. Drawing on well-established conceptual frameworks and current empirical research, the book systematically covers every key area of HRM theory and practice, including:

  • recruitment
  • training and development
  • performance management and appraisal
  • motivation and reward
  • organizational culture
  • employee relations
  • diversity
  • managing change

This new edition also includes expanded coverage of social media, volunteers, and individuals within organizations, and is supported with a new companion website carrying additional resources for students and instructors, including PowerPoint slides, exam questions and useful web links. No other book offers such an up-to-date introduction to core concepts and key professional skills in HRM in sport, and therefore Managing People in Sport Organizations is essential reading for any sport management student or any HR professional working in sport.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction  Chapter 2. Strategic Human Resource Management  Chapter 3. Human Resource Planning  Chapter 4. Recruitment and Selection for Sport Organizations  Chapter 5. Orientation and Organizational Culture  Chapter 6. Training and Development in Sport Organizations  Chapter 7. Performance Management  Chapter 8. Motivation and Rewards Management in Sport Organizations  Chapter 9. Sport Organizations and Employee Relations  Chapter 10. Sport Organizations and Diversity Management  Chapter 11. Managing Change and Future Challenges in Sport Organizations

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Tracy Taylor is a Professor of Sport Management and Business School Deputy Dean at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. Tracy’s research focus is human resource management, cultural diversity management in sport, and sport and security. Tracy leads the HR module of the Executive Masters in Sport Organisations Management which is supported by the International Olympic Committee, Olympic Solidarity and the European Olympic Committees. Tracy is the incoming Editor of European Sport Management Quarterly and immediate past Editor of Sport Management Review

Alison Doherty is a Professor in the Sport Management programme at Western University, Canada. Her research focuses broadly on the management of non-profit and community sport, and particularly sport and event volunteerism, governance, organizational capacity, and innovation. Alison is a Research Fellow of the North American Society for Sport Management and was the 2012 Zeigler Lecture Award honoree. She is the Editor of Sport Management Review

Peter McGraw teaches subjects in human resource management and leadership at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. He researches and publishes in a variety of areas concerned with management, human resource management and employee relations and is the author of over sixty academic articles and book chapters as well as two HR textbooks

Support Material

Companion Website

Please visit our companion website for additional support materials.