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Understanding Sport Organizations-2nd Edition

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Understanding Sport Organizations-2nd Edition

Understanding Sport Organizations: The Application of Organization Theory, Second Edition, a new edition of a ground-breaking text, continues to give readers a strong foundation in organization theory and application of that theory by providing a real-world context to all its issues. It engages readers by providing opportunities to discover the theory in practice through use of profiles, case studies, and examples of sport organizations in each chapter.
Updated with new research and current examples that will help the reader develop a clearer understanding of organization theory, this edition benefits the reader by featuring:

To enhance understanding and bring the material to life, Understanding Sport Organizations: The Application of Organization Theory, Second Edition, references numerous current examples. Each chapter opens with a practical example of a sport organization and closes with a case for analysis that allows the reader to directly apply the information from the chapter. Throughout the text, "Time-Out" sidebars present examples to illustrate specific concepts under discussion. The examples are effective in highlighting for students and professionals the many different areas in which organization theory occurs.
The book also employs chapter objectives, summaries, key concepts, review questions, and suggestions for further reading for each chapter, guiding readers to a greater and more practical understanding of core issues. It also examines organizational goals, strategy, environments, culture, technology, power, conflict, leadership, change, and many other issues affecting sport managers.
This new edition provides readers with opportunities to discover sport organization theory in practical terms and to apply the knowledge in real-world situations. It engages readers in the many different areas in which organizational theory occurs; it also recognizes the dynamic, increasingly sophisticated sport industry, both in academic and applied settings. Understanding Sport Organizations: The Application of Organization Theory, Second Edition, is an invaluable resource for students and practitioners alike.
Chapter 1. Organization Theory and the Management of Sport Organizations

Chapter 2. Doing Research in Sport Management

Chapter 3. Organizational Goals and Effectiveness

Chapter 4. Dimensions of Organizational Structure

Chapter 5. Design Options in Sport Organizations

Chapter 6. Strategy

Chapter 7. Strategic Alliances

Chapter 8. Sport Organizations and Their Environments

Chapter 9. Sport Organizations and Technology

Chapter 10. Power and Politics in Sport Organizations

Chapter 11. Managing Organizational Conflict

Chapter 12. Organizational Change

Chapter 13. Organizational Decision Making

Chapter 14. Managing Organizational Culture

Chapter 15. Leadership and Sport Organizations

About the Authors

Textbook for graduate and upper-undergraduate courses in organizational theory as it relates to sport. Also used as a reference for practicing sport managers around the world.


  • Trevor Slack, PhD,
  • Milena M. Parent, PhD,

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