For nearly 40 years Torkildsen’s Sport and Leisure Management has been the most comprehensive and engaging introduction to sport and leisure management available to students at all levels. Now in its seventh edition, it is still the only textbook that covers all the key topics taught within contemporary sport and leisure management courses.
This new edition includes expanded coverage of the practical managerial skills that students must develop if aiming for a career in the sport and leisure industry, from planning and managing people to marketing, entrepreneurship, and the law. It includes four completely new chapters on the global sport and leisure economy, historical development, cross-sector collaboration, and management consultancy, reflecting important developments in contemporary sport and leisure. This edition retains the hallmark strengths of previous editions, including in-depth discussion of the social and cultural context of sport and leisure; full analysis of the public, private, and voluntary sectors; and a review of key products and services. Richly illustrated throughout with up-to-date evidence, data, case-studies, and international examples, each chapter also contains a range of useful pedagogical features, such as discussion questions, practical tasks, and structured guides to further reading and resources. This is an important resource for students working in fields such as sport management, sport business, sport development, leisure management, and events management.
Dedicated online resources offer additional teaching and learning material for students and lecturers.
Part I Introducing Sport and Leisure Management
1 Introduction to Sport and Leisure
2 Sport and Leisure: A Historical Perspective
3 Trends in the Sport and Leisure Industry
4 People’s Needs and Leisure Demand
Part II Sport and Leisure Provision
5 Government, Sport, and Leisure (Public)
6 Sport and Leisure Provision in the Commercial Sector (Private)
7 Sport and Leisure Provision in the Third Sector (Voluntary)
8 Cross-Sector Collaboration
9 Sport, Physical Recreation, and Physical Activity
10 Leisure in the Home
11 Planning for Sport and Leisure
12 Global Economics of Sport and Leisure
Part III Functions of Sport and Leisure Management
13 Managing People in Sport and Leisure
14 Marketing of Sport and Leisure
15 Programming Sport and Leisure Services and Facilities
16 Quality and Performance Management in Sport and Leisure
17 Financial Management in Sport and Leisure
18 Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in Sport and Leisure
19 Law and Leisure Management
20 The Importance and Management of Events
21 Management Consulting in the Sport and Leisure Industry
'A comprehensive and extended version of this well-known and highly regarded sport and leisure management textbook, which provides both students and industry professionals with contemporary insights. The constantly evolving leisure and sport discipline is introduced, discussed, and illustrated through a range of impactful case studies and expellers, demonstrating up to date and global challenges to the field. These include the impacts of COVID 19 and ill-conceived environmental practices.'
Dr Hazel Maxwell, Course Coordinator for the Bachelor of Health and Community Care (BHCC) course and Senior Lecturer at the University of Tasmania, Australia
'The 7th edition of Torkildsen’s Sport and Leisure Management is a timely update on this classic, comprehensive text. It provides a good introduction to the subject, covering all the important areas. Students will enjoy reading and learning from the many examples throughout the book.'
Assistant Professor Leng Ho Keat, National Institute of Education - Physical Education & Sports Science, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore