Contemporary Sport Management is an invaluable text for anyone interested in a career in sport management, exercise, fitness management, or athletic training. Incorporating the perspectives of 26 contributors, it gives you the information you need to
• define sport management and discuss the scope of opportunities the sport industry presents; • discuss major challenges confronting various segments of the industry; • understand the historical, psychological, sociological, and philosophical foundations of sport; • grasp management and organizational concepts and their application in sport enterprises; • apply information about sport management to diverse populations in an unbiased fashion; • demonstrate critical professional skills; and • become a member of the profession who has a positive impact on how sport is managed in the future.
Contemporary Sport Management is the most current, comprehensive introductory text for anyone interested in the sport management field.
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An introduction written for those interested in pursuing a career in sport management. The 26 contributors cover a range of topics, arranged in sections on the disciplinary and theoretical foundations of sport management; various segments of the sports industry such as medicine, marketing, communicAbout the Author:
Janet B. Parks, DA, is a professor, graduate studies coordinator, and former sport management division chair for the school of human movement, sport, and leisure studies at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) in Ohio. She was a founding executive council member of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and a member of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) Task Force on Sport Management Curriculum Accreditation. Dr. Parks was an Honorary Fellow of the Women’s Studies Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has received NASSM’s Earle F. Zeigler Award. Her published works include textbooks, book chapters, journal articles, and research reports. The editor-in-chief of the Sport Management Library and one of the original co-editors of the Journal of Sport Management, Dr. Parks makes frequent presentations to professional societies and serves as a consultant to several university sport management programs. Dr. Parks received a doctor of arts degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 1977. A member of NASSM, the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), she lives in Bowling Green, where she enjoys biking and working out. Beverly R.K. Zanger, MEd,a retired assistant professor emerita from BGSU’s school of health, physical education, and recreation, helped initiate and design BGSU’s sport management program. She served as conference chair for the National Sport Management Curriculum Symposium at BGSU in 1983, and she presented at the First International Conference on Sport and Recreation Management in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Beverly Zanger has developed courses in designing and directing fitness and sports programs, as well as professional resources in sports and activities. She was a founding NASSM executive council member, and she has over 40 years’ teaching and 25 years’ coaching experience. She now lives in Waikoloa on the Big Island of Hawaii. Her diverse interests include swimming, dancing, and fencing.
Jerome Quarterman, PhD, is an associate professor of sport management at BGSU, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in sport administration. His research interests include leadership and managerial behaviors, skills, and roles of first-line managers in various segments of the sport industry. He has published articles in journals ranging from the Journal of Sport Management to the International Journal of Sport Psychology and The Coaching Clinic.
Prior to his service at BGSU, he was an assistant football coach, women’s basketball coach, and track coach at the collegiate level. He also served as an academic chair of physical education and as an intercollegiate athletics director.
Dr. Quarterman received a PhD from The Ohio State University in 1978. He lives in Maumee, Ohio. His leisure activities include fast-pace walking, tennis, basketball (“horse”), and softball.
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