Sport Funding and Finance

Second edition

By Bob Stewart

© 2015 – Routledge

282 pages

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About the Book

Sport Funding and Finance provides a complete introduction to the macro-level and micro-level aspects of sport finance. It describes the evolution of sport from a kitchen-table operation into the sophisticated, boardroom-driven global financial industry that it is today. It uses the professional sports leagues of the US and Europe as an international benchmark, and explains why the financial context is so important for all managers working in sport. The book also provides a step-by-step introduction to the principles and practice of effective financial management, providing the reader with a complete set of professional tools and skills for use in the sport industry.

Now in a fully revised and updated new edition, the book develops the reader’s understanding by first explaining basic concepts in finance and accounting before progressing to more complex issues and ideas. It covers every key topic in financial management, including:

  • Planning and strategy
  • Budgeting
  • Financial projections
  • Fundraising
  • Pricing
  • Costing
  • Feasibility studies
  • Economic impact analysis
  • Ratio analysis

Every chapter includes a blend of theory, contextual material and real-world data and case studies from around the world, clearly linking principles to practice, as well as review questions and problem-solving exercises to test the reader’s understanding. Sport Funding and Finance is the perfect foundation text for any degree-level course in sport finance, and an invaluable reference for any sport management professional looking to deepen their understanding of funding and finance.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Financial Literacy and the Culture of Sport Chapter 2. Sport as a Special Form of Business Chapter 3. Financing Big Time Sport Chapter 4. Wealth, Profits and Inequality in Sport Enterprises Chapter 5. Profiteering from Sport Cartels Chapter 6. Complying with Financial Standards Chapter 7. Constructing the Accounts Chapter 8. Making Sense of the Accounts Chapter 9. Budgeting for Financial Control Chapter 10. Price Setting Chapter 11. Interrogating the Accounts Chapter 12. Dealing with Financial Mismanagement Chapter 13. Ensuring Financial Transparency Chapter 14. Doing Feasibility Studies Chapter 15. Undertaking Cost-Benefit Analysis

About the Author

Bob Stewart is Associate Professor in Sport Management and Policy at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. He is also an affiliate of the University’s Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL). Bob has taught both undergraduate and postgraduate sport management programs for fifteen years, and is one of Australia’s leading sport management educators. His primary responsibilities have been sport finance, the management of drugs and supplements in sport settings, and sport regulation.

About the Series

Sport Management Series

This Sport Management Series has been providing a range of texts for core subjects in undergraduate sport business and management courses around the world for more than 10 years. These textbooks are considered essential resources for academics, students and managers seeking an international perspective on the management of the complex world of sport.

Many millions of people around the globe are employed in sport organizations in areas as diverse as event management, broadcasting, venue management, marketing, professional sport, community and collegiate sport, and coaching as well as in allied industries such as sporting equipment manufacturing, sporting footwear and apparel, and retail.

At the elite level, sport has moved from being an amateur pastime to one of the world’s most significant industries. The growth and professionalization of sport has driven changes in the consumption and production of sport and in the management of sporting organizations at all levels of sport.

Managing sport organizations at the start of the 21st century involves the application of techniques and strategies evident in leading business, government and nonprofit organizations. This series explains these concepts and applies them to the diverse global sport industry.

To support their use by academics, each text is supported by current case studies, targeted study questions, further reading lists, links to relevant web-based resources, and supplementary online materials such as case study questions and classroom presentation aids.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS027000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Finance
SPO000000
SPORTS & RECREATION / General
SPO068000
SPORTS & RECREATION / Business Aspects