3rd Edition

The Business of Sports Off the Field, in the Office, on the News

By Mark Conrad Copyright 2017
    470 Pages
    by Routledge

    470 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Business of Sports provides a comprehensive foundation of the economic, organizational, legal and political components of the sports industry. Geared for journalism, communication and business students, but also an excellent resource for those working in sports, this text introduces readers to the ever-increasing complexity of an industry that is in constant flux. Now in its third edition, the volume continues to offer a wealth of statistics and case studies, up to date with the newest developments in sports business and focused on cutting-edge issues and topics, including the many changes in international sports and the role of analytics in decision-making and tax rules that have a major effect on athletes and teams.

    Introduction: What Makes Sports a Unique Business?

    Chapter 1 – The Structure of Professional Team Sports

    Chapter 2 – The Structure of Individual Sports

    Chapter 3 – The Structure of College and High School Sports

    Chapter 4 – The International Sports System

    Chapter 5 – Sports Contracts

    Chapter 6 – Labor Relations in Sports

    Chapter 7 – Sports Agents

    Chapter 8 – Team Relocation and Facility Issues

    Chapter 9 – Sports Gambling

    Chapter 10 – Analytics in Sports

    Chapter 11 – Sports Injuries

    Chapter 12 – Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Sports)

    Chapter 13 – Discrimination in Sports

    Chapter 14 – Intellectual Property and Sports

    Chapter 15 – Traditional and New Media in Sports

    Chapter 16 – Taxation and Sports


    Mark Conrad is Associate Professor of Law and Ethics at Fordham University’s School of Business Administration, where he is also the director of the Sports Business Program.