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Managing People in Sport Organizations

A Strategic Human Resource Management Perspective, 2nd Edition

By Tracy Taylor, Alison Doherty, Peter McGraw


236 pages

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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

About the Authors

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

About the Series

Sport Management Series

This Sport Management Series has been providing a range of texts for core subjects in undergraduate sport business and management courses around the world for more than 10 years. These textbooks are considered essential resources for academics, students and managers seeking an international perspective on the management of the complex world of sport.

Many millions of people around the globe are employed in sport organizations in areas as diverse as event management, broadcasting, venue management, marketing, professional sport, community and collegiate sport, and coaching as well as in allied industries such as sporting equipment manufacturing, sporting footwear and apparel, and retail.

At the elite level, sport has moved from being an amateur pastime to one of the world’s most significant industries. The growth and professionalization of sport has driven changes in the consumption and production of sport and in the management of sporting organizations at all levels of sport.

Managing sport organizations at the start of the 21st century involves the application of techniques and strategies evident in leading business, government and nonprofit organizations. This series explains these concepts and applies them to the diverse global sport industry.

To support their use by academics, each text is supported by current case studies, targeted study questions, further reading lists, links to relevant web-based resources, and supplementary online materials such as case study questions and classroom presentation aids.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
SPORTS & RECREATION / Business Aspects