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Contemporary Sport Management 5th Edition With Web Study Guide

Contemporary Sport Management, Fifth Edition With Web Study Guide, provides students with an overview of sport management by presenting extensive discussions of the foundational aspects of the profession and current topics from the field. The fifth edition continues to engage students with a full-color format and an integrated web study guide. The text also discusses the role of social media in revolutionizing the industry and the significance of sport as an international institution. Students will learn the relevance of legal, sociocultural, historical, political, and psychological concepts to the management of sport; the professional skills and attitudes of successful sport managers; and ways in which the globalization of sport continues to affect sport management professions.
One of the top-selling textbooks in the field, the fifth edition retains many of its popular learning tools for students and also offers several key additions:

The text also contains a variety of updated learning tools, including international sidebars with associated activities, a timeline, ethics and critical thinking sections, a running glossary, chapter objectives, end-of-chapter reviews, and references to help students stay engaged with the material and understand key concepts and terms. In addition, the web study guide (WSG) contains multiple interactive learning experiences that assist students in retaining the information. Each chapter of the text includes several cross-references to the WSG, allowing students to take advantage of the following features:

With 20 chapters written by 44 expert contributors, Contemporary Sport Management, Fifth Edition, begins with an overview of the field and historical aspects of the industry. Next, the attributes of effective and professional sport managers and the relevance of managerial and leadership concepts applied to sport management are discussed. In part II, students learn about the major settings in which sport management professionals work today, including professional and amateur sport management sites, sport management agencies, and sport tourism venues. Part III offers information on key functional areas of sport management, such as marketing, communication, finance and economics, and facility and event management. In part IV, readers examine current challenges in the profession, such as issues related to consumer behavior, law, sociology, globalization, and the importance of continuing sport management research.
The updated and enhanced fifth edition of Contemporary Sport Management offers a varied and dynamic learning package to assist readers in understanding the many opportunities and challenges in the sport management field. From historical foundations and future directions to current issues and professional skill sets, this popular textbook continues to inform and inspire up-and-coming professionals to have a positive influence on the management of sport.
A Letter to Students and Instructors
A Retrospective by a Founding Coeditor
Part I. Introduction to Sport Management
Chapter 1. Managing Sport
Paul M. Pedersen, PhD; Lucie Thibault, PhD
Defining Sport and Sport Management
Nature and Scope of the Sport Industry
Unique Aspects of Sport Management
Sport Management Competencies
Future Challenges and Opportunities
Learning Aids
Chapter 2. Developing a Professional Perspective
Sally R. Ross, PhD; Brian P. McCullough, PhD?
Professional Preparation
Professional Attitude
Career Planning and Management
Information for Occupational Success
Learning Aids
Chapter 3. Historical Aspects of the Sport Business Industry
Lawrence W. Fielding, PhD; Brenda G. Pitts, EdD; Paul M. Pedersen, PhD
Historical Aspects of Commercialization in Sport
Historical Aspects of the Sport Market
Critical Thinking in the History of the Sport Business Industry
Ethics in the History of the Sport Business Industry
Learning Aids
Chapter 4. Management Concepts and Practice in Sport Organizations
Kathy Babiak, PhD; Lucie Thibault, PhD; Jerome Quarterman, PhD
Organization Defined
Organizational Environment
Organizational Effectiveness
Organizational Structure
Organizational Design
Structure and Design of Sport Organizations
Organizational Culture
Organizational Change
Critical Thinking in Sport Organizations
Ethics in Sport Organizations
Learning Aids
Chapter 5. Managing and Leading in Sport Organizations
Shannon Kerwin, PhD; Jerome Quarterman, PhD; Ming Li, EdD
Theoretical Approaches to Management
Management Functions
Managerial Skills
Decision Making, Authority, and Power
Human Resource Management
Organizational Diversity
Critical Thinking in Sport Managing and Leading
Ethics in the Leadership of Sport Organizations
Learning Aids
Part II. Selected Sport Management Sites
Chapter 6. Community and Youth Sport
Marlene A. Dixon, PhD; Jennifer E. Bruening, PhD
Origins of Community Sport
Youth Sport History
Definition of Community Sport
Size and Scope of Community Sport
Types of Community Sport Organizations
Management Challenges
Adult Community Sport Offerings
Youth Sport Offerings
Critical Thinking in Youth and Community Sport
Ethics in Community and Youth Sport
Learning Aids
Chapter 7. Interscholastic Athletics
Warren A. Whisenant, PhD; Eric W. Forsyth, PhD; Tywan G. Martin, PhD
Arrival of Interscholastic Athletics
Governance of Interscholastic Athletics
Value of Interscholastic Athletics Programs
Participation Numbers
Operating Models
Careers in Interscholastic Athletics
Issues Facing Interscholastic Athletics
Critical Thinking in Interscholastic Athletics
Ethics in Interscholastic Athletics
Learning Aids
Chapter 8. Intercollegiate Athletics
Ellen J. Staurowsky, EdD; Robertha Abney, PhD
Origins of Intercollegiate Athletics Governance
College Sport Finance
Intercollegiate Athletics Administrators
Critical Thinking in Intercollegiate Athletics
Ethics in Intercollegiate Athletics
Learning Aids
Chapter 9. Professional Sport
James ("Jay") M. Gladden, PhD; William A. Sutton, EdD
Historical Aspects of Professional Sport
Unique Aspects of Professional Sport
Revenue Sources for Professional Sport Teams
Future Challenges Facing Professional Sport
Career Opportunities in Professional Sport
Critical Thinking in Professional Sport
Ethics in Professional Sport
Learning Aids
Chapter 10. Sport Management and Marketing Agencies
Catherine Lahey, MBA, MSBM; Jezali Ratliff, MBA, MSBM; William A. Sutton, EdD
Functions of Sport Management and Marketing Agencies
Types of Sport Management and Marketing Agencies
Careers in Agencies
Challenges Facing Agencies
Critical Thinking in Agency Activities
Ethical Issues in Sport Management and Marketing Agencies
Learning Aids
Chapter 11. Sport Tourism
Heather Gibson, PhD; Sheranne Fairley, PhD
Tourism and the Tourism Industry
Defining Sport Tourism
Sustainability and Sport Tourism
Critical Thinking in Sport Tourism
Ethics in Sport Tourism
Learning Aids
Part III. Selected Sport Management Functions
Chapter 12. Sport Marketing
Ketra L. Armstrong, PhD
Defining Sport Marketing
Developing a Sport Marketing Plan
Market Research
Critical Thinking in Sport Marketing
Ethics in Sport Marketing
Learning Aids
Chapter 13. Sport Consumer Behavior
Andrea N. Eagleman, PhD; Cara Wright, PhD; B. Christine Green, PhD
Understanding the Individual as a Sport Consumer
Group Influences on the Sport Consumer
Situational Influences on the Sport Consumer
Consumer Decision Making in Sport
Sport Consumer Behavior Challenges and Issues
Critical Thinking in Sport Consumer Behavior
Ethics in Sport Consumer Behavior
Learning Aids
Chapter 14. Communication in the Sport Industry
G. Clayton Stoldt, EdD; Stephen W. Dittmore, PhD; Paul M. Pedersen, PhD
Theoretical Framework of Sport Communication
Strategic Sport Communication Model
Media Relations in Sport
Community Relations in Sport
Critical Thinking in Sport Communication
Ethics in Sport Communication
Learning Aids
Chapter 15. Finance and Economics in the Sport Industry
Timothy D. DeSchriver, EdD; Daniel F. Mahony, PhD; Marion E. Hambrick, PhD
Current Financial Situation of US Professional Sport
Current Financial Situation of US College Athletics
Economics of Sport
Overview of Financial Management
Sources of Revenues and Expenses for Sport Organizations
Careers in Financial Management for Sport Organizations
Critical Thinking in Sport Finance and Economics
Ethics in Sport Finance and Economics
Learning Aids
Chapter 16. Sport Facility and Event Management
David K. Stotlar, EdD; Coyte G. Cooper, PhD
Types of Facilities
Facility Management
Event Management
Critical Thinking in Sport Facility and Event Management
Ethics in Sport Facility and Event Management
Learning Aids
Part IV. Current Challenges in Sport Management
Chapter 17. Legal Considerations in Sport Management
Anita M. Moorman, JD; R. Christopher Reynolds, PhD, JD; Samuel Olson, JD
Basics of Law
US Constitution
Federal Legislation
State Legal Systems
Summary of Fundamental Sport Law Components
Future Challenges
Critical Thinking in Sport Law
Ethics in Sport Law
Learning Aids
Chapter 18. Sociological Aspects of Sport
Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD; Mary Jo Kane, PhD
Social Significance of Sport
Benefits of Sport
Dark Side of Sport
Sport as a Vehicle for Social Transformation
Implications for Sport Managers
Critical Thinking in Sport Sociology
Ethics in Sport Sociology
Learning Aids
Chapter 19. A North American Perspective on International Sport
Ted G. Fay, PhD; Luisa Velez, PhD; Lucie Thibault, PhD
What is International Sport?
Expansion of International Sport
Current Issues in International Sport
Essentials for Aspiring International Sport Managers
Forecasting the Future: International Sport 2014 and Beyond
Critical Thinking in International Sport
Ethics in International Sport
Learning Aids
Chapter 20. Sport Management Research
Jess C. Dixon, PhD; Wendy Frisby, PhD
Research Questions
Why Sport Managers Need to Understand Research
What is Sport Management Research?
Key Concepts
Current Challenges in Sport Management Research
Future of Sport Management Research
Critical Thinking in Sport Management Research
Ethics in Sport Management Research
Learning Aids

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  • Paul M. Pedersen, PhD
  • Lucie Thibault, PhD

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