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3rd Edition

Sport Law
A Managerial Approach

ISBN 9781621590033
Published May 15, 2014 by Routledge
736 Pages

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Book Description


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

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