Contemporary Sport Management - 3rd Edition

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Contemporary Sport Management, Third Edition, provides an excellent overview of the principles and possibilities in this dynamic industry. A top-selling book in its field, this third edition continues to engage readers by offering a global perspective, current research and developments in the field, and personalized contributions from more than 30 stellar scholars and professionals in sport management. The text is written at a reader-friendly yet challenging level and will provide students with a solid foundation in the field, allowing them to successfully progress through their curriculum toward a career in sport management.

Contemporary Sport Management, Third Edition, offers a mix of established theory and new thinking from a highly respected and diverse group of contributing authors. To make the text even more useful, the authors have made several changes to this new edition. The chapters have been revised and updated, with significantly expanded information on international sport, legal issues, and ethics in sport management. The following are new features of the book:

-Sidebars in every chapter are written by international sport practitioners and scholars.

-Historical time lines aid readers in putting into context the events, trends, and people who have helped shape sport management over the years.

-Professional profiles and learning activities help readers apply the information and experience how practitioners operate in the world of sport management.

-A wealth of ancillaries, including an expanded presentation package, an instructor guide, and a test package, can be easily accessed through a product-specific Web site.
The international sidebars in each chapter emphasize the increasing globalization of the sports industry, giving readers an understanding of the similarities and differences in sport management practices and applications around the world. By providing real-world examples, readers will be encouraged to broaden their horizons and to view sport management as the global enterprise that it truly is.

Each chapter features learning objectives, expanded learning activities, a running glossary, and review questions to reinforce the key points. Many chapters contain real-life scenarios, case studies, sample job descriptions, and profiles of sport managers to enable readers to understand sport management as it is experienced by those in the field. This new edition directs readers to a number of Web sites to further emphasize the practicality of the information and to allow readers to capitalize on the vast amount of additional information available online.

The revised and expanded ancillary package makes it easier than ever for instructors to introduce students to the world of sport management. The instructor guide includes brief interviews with industry professionals that can be used in the classroom to provide a practical foundation for the material as well as additional learning activities. The presentation package includes a series of PowerPoint slides that can be revised to accommodate different teaching styles. The instructor guide, presentation package, and test package are all easily accessible to instructors via a product-specific Web site at www.HumanKinetics.com/ContemporarySportManagement.

Contemporary Sport Management, Third Edition, covers areas such as sociocultural dimensions, management and leadership at every level from amateur to professional, ethics, marketing, communication, budget and finance, legal issues, economics, governance, research, and field experience in sport management. After reading the text and completing the learning activities, readers should be able to do the following:

-Define sport management and discuss its international significance

-Describe the nature and scope of professional opportunities within the field and explain the functions performed by sport managers

-Demonstrate an understanding of various theories as they apply to the field of sport management

-Critically evaluate major challenges confronting the industry
This text is ideal for students who want to learn more about the growing, exciting, and global field of sport management. Through the learning activities, professional profiles, case studies, and international examples, students gain a thorough grounding in the diverse areas the field offers for academic study and professional practice, and they will gain insight into the global nature of this booming industry.

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Janet B. Parks, DA, is a distinguished teaching professor emerita, former graduate studies coordinator, and former sport management division chair at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She was a founding member of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), which has honored her with the Earle F. Zeigler Award for Professional Achievement (1992) and the NASSM Distinguished Service Award (2001). She is a NASSM research fellow; a fellow in the Research Consortium of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; and the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Sport Management Council (SMC) of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). In 1994-95 and 2002-03 she was an honorary fellow in the Women's Studies Research Center at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Dr. Parks is a founding coeditor of the Journal of Sport Management and has served on NASPE`s Task Force on Sport Management Curriculum Accreditation (1986-93) and Sport Management Program Review Council (1993-94). More recently, she was an SMC/NASPE representative on the Task Force on Sport Management Curriculum Standards (2005-2006).

During her 39 years at Bowling Green, Dr. Parks taught physical education and sport management and coached tennis and golf. Her research interests include sport management career development, sexist language, and gender issues in sport. Her published works include textbooks, book chapters, journal articles, a computer program, and research reports. Widely respected in the field, Dr. Parks makes frequent presentations to universities and professional societies and serves as a reviewer for several scholarly journals.

Dr. Parks received her doctor of arts degree in physical education from Middle Tennessee State University and completed postdoctoral study at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. An avid traveler, she makes her home in Bowling Green, Ohio, where she enjoys working on research that advances the sport management body of knowledge and projects that preserve the history of women in sport.

Jerome Quarterman, PhD, is associate professor of sport management studies at Florida State University in Tallahassee. Before working at Florida State, he was a full-time faculty member at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. In 28 years of teaching, 16 have involved teaching students in sport management courses in undergraduate and graduate courses at both the master's and doctoral levels. He teaches students in a variety of courses, including Organizational Theory in Organizations of the Sport Industry, Intercollegiate Athletics Administration, Research Methods, Ethics in Organizations of the Sport Industry, Organizational Behavior in Organizations of the Sport Industry, Managing Human Resources in Organizations of the Sport Industry, and Managing Diversity in Organizations of the Sport Industry. He has also served as department chair at Southern, Alabama State, Kentucky State, and Hampton universities. His research has appeared in the International Journal of Sport Management, Sport Marketing Quarterly, Journal of Sport Management, and Journal of Teaching Physical Education. He is also a member of the editorial board for the International Journal of Sport Management, Athletic Academic Journal, The SMART ON-LINE Journal, and the ICHPER*SD Journal of Research. Dr. Quarterman holds a doctoral degree from Ohio State University, a master's degree from Kent State University, and a bachelor's degree from Savannah State University. He is an active researcher in organizational behavior, organizational theory, and research methods as applied to sport management studies. Dr. Quarterman is the proud parent of Terrance and Michele.

Lucie Thibault, PhD, is associate professor and chair at Brock University in Ontario, Canada. Before working at Brock University, Dr. Thibault taught at the University of British Columbia for eight years and the University of Ottawa for five years. She is editor of the Journal of Sport Management and was named a North American Society for Sport Management research fellow in 2001. She teaches in the areas of sport policy, globalization of sport, and organizational theory as it applies to sport organizations. Her research interests lie in the formation, management, and evaluation of cross-sectoral partnerships in sport organizations. She also investigates the role of the Canadian government in sport excellence and sport participation and government involvement in developing sport policy. Her research has appeared in the Journal of Sport Management, the International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Human Relations, Leisure Studies, European Sport Management Quarterly, and International Journal for Sport Management and Marketing. Dr. Thibault completed her master of arts and doctoral degrees at the University of Alberta. Her bachelor's degree was completed at the Université d'Ottawa.

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