Sport Management: The Basics is an engaging and accessible introduction to sport management which considers a range of contemporary philosophical, social, cultural and political matters as they impact on this growing field. Drawing links between academic theory and practice, it explores the current challenges facing managers in the sport industry, addressing topics including:
With suggestions for further reading throughout the text, a comprehensive chapter on employment and employability, and case studies which explore both theory and practice, Sport Management: The Basics offers a clear and concise introduction for anyone seeking to study or work in sport management.
‘Those interested in the sport management profession will appreciate the case studies and excellent examples, which not only artfully illustrate the theory and practice of sport administration but also offer genuine insights into the industry’s career and leadership opportunities. Summing Up: Recommended’ – S. R. Kahn, University of Cincinnati, CHOICE
1. Defining Sport, Management and Sport Management 2. The History of Sport Management 3. Organisational theory and the functions, skills and roles of management 4. The business functions of sport management 5. The Levels of Management 6. The Sport Industry and the Basis of Provision 7. The Sport Industry and the Basis of Demand 8. Employment & Employability in Sport
The Basics is a highly successful series of accessible guidebooks which provide an overview of the fundamental principles of a subject area in a jargon-free and undaunting format.
Intended for students approaching a subject for the first time, the books both introduce the essentials of a subject and provide an ideal springboard for further study. With over 50 titles spanning subjects from Artificial Intelligence to Women’s Studies, The Basics are an ideal starting point for students seeking to understand a subject area.
Each text comes with recommendations for further study and gradually introduces the complexities and nuances within a subject.