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Sport Law: A Managerial Approach

A Managerial Approach, 3rd Edition


718 pages

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Paperback: 9781621590033
pub: 2014-05-15
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Sport Law: A Managerial Approach, third edition, merges law and sport management in a way that is accessible and straightforward. Its organization continues to revolve around management functions rather than legal theory. Concise explanations, coupled with relevant industry examples and cases, give readers just enough legal doctrine to understand the important concepts that apply to each area. This book will help prepare students as they get ready to assume a broad range of responsibilities in sport, education, or recreation.

Whether readers work as coaches or teachers; administer professional programs; manage fitness/health clubs; or assume roles in a high school, college, Olympic, or professional sport organization, legal concerns will inevitably be woven into their managerial concerns. This book provides knowledge of the law that helps create a competitive advantage and build a more efficient and successful operation that better serves the needs of its constituents.

Special Features of the Book

Managerial context tables. Chapter-opening exhibits act as organizational and study tools identifying managerial contexts in relation to major legal issues, relevant law, and illustrative cases for the chapter.

Case opinions, focus cases, and hypothetical cases. Legal opinions--both excerpted (case opinions) and summarized (focus cases)--illustrate relevant legal points and help readers understand the interplay between fact and legal theory. The cases include questions for discussion, and the instructor’s manual provides guidance for the discussion. Hypothetical cases further highlight topics of interest and include discussion questions to facilitate understanding of the material; analysis and possible responses appear at the end of the chapter.

Competitive advantage strategies. Highlighted, focused strategies based on discussions in the text help readers understand how to use the law to make sound operational decisions and will assist them in working effectively with legal counsel.

Discussion questions, learning activities, and case studies. Thoughtful and thought-provoking questions and activities emphasize important concepts;they help instructors teach and readers review the material. Creative case studies stimulate readers, as future sport or recreation managers, to analyze situations involving a legal issue presented in the chapter.

Annotated websites. Each chapter includes a collection of web resources to help readers explore topics further. Accompanying the web addresses are brief descriptions pointing out key links and the sites' benefits. Bookmarking these sites will help readers in future research or throughout their careers.

Table of Contents


Part I Introductory Legal Concepts

Chapter 1 Introduction to the Managerial Law Approach

Chapter 2 Managerial Strategies to Minimize Liability

Chapter 3 The U.S. legal system and Legal Research

Part II Human Resource Management

Chapter 4 Employment Relations Issues

Chapter 5 Liability for Actions of Employees

Chapter 6 Hiring, Promotion, Termination, Compensation, and Leave

Chapter 7 Harassment and Employee Expression Issues

Chapter 8 Working Conditions

Chapter 9 Labor Relations/Collective Bargaining

Chapter 10 The Law of Agency and Athlete Agents

Part III Strategic Management and Governance

Chapter 11 Governance Issues in Professional Sport

Chapter 12 Governance Issues and Regulation of Participation in Olympic Sport

Chapter 13 Governance Issues in High School and College Athletics

Chapter 14 Regulation of Participation in Private Clubs and High School and College Athletics

Part IV Operations Management

Chapter 15 Participant Liability Issues

Chapter 16 Premises Liability and Sport Facility/Event Issues

Chapter 17 Use of Waivers and Exculpatory Clauses

Chapter 18 Participant Violence in Sport

Part V Marketing Management

Chapter 19 Development and Protection of Intellectual Property

Chapter 20 Promotional and Operational Issues in Marketing


Index of Cases

Subject Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:


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