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Sport Management

Edited by George B. Cunningham, Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Education and Human Development, Texas A&M University, US
Sport Management provides an insightful overview of the sport management discipline. The collection includes influential articles and chapters from leading scholars in the field, covering a wide array of issues. In adopting a multilevel approach, this volume explores this topical field and addresses sport management issues at the societal, organisational, and individual level.
Extent: 576 pp
Hardback Price: £202.00 Web: £181.80
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 978 1 78100 717 4
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  • Business and Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Strategic Management
  • Economics and Finance
  • Sports
Sport Management provides an insightful overview of the sport management discipline. The collection includes influential articles and chapters from leading scholars in the field, covering a wide array of issues. In adopting a multilevel approach, this volume explores this topical field and addresses sport management issues at the societal, organisational and individual level.

Along with a new and original introduction, this essential single volume is an indispensable tool for scholars and practitioners alike.
‘A recommendation for professionals in the field and for those seeking the latest ground-breaking research in the field, considering the insights of leading scholars who present a variety of issues. Any interested in theoretical frameworks, group conflicts, better marketplace understanding, and institutional strategies will find this packed with important technical articles and insights.’
– Midwest Book Review

‘The collection Professor Cunningham has compiled in this book is timely and informative. The collection of articles provides an excellent overview of the recent issues in the management domain of sport organisations.’
– Janet Fink, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, US

‘As the field of sport management has emerged and developed in Europe and across the world, the initial and ground-breaking research conducted in North America has had a profound impact on researchers. In this important collection put together by George Cunningham, many of the most influential studies that have shaped sport management over the last decade or so are presented. For any reader seeking insights into the origins of sport management research and its direction of travel, this text makes for compelling reading.’
– Simon Chadwick, University of Coventry, UK
25 articles, dating from 1994 to 2012
Contributors include: L. Chalip, A. Doherty, D. Funk, K. Henderson, D. Mahony, L. Thibault, M. Washington, E.F. Zeigler
Contents:

Acknowledgements

Introduction George B. Cunningham

PART I OVERVIEW
1. Laurence Chalip (2006), ‘Toward a Distinctive Sport Management Discipline’
2. Earle F. Zeigler (2007) ‘Sport Management Must Show Social Concern as it Develops Tenable Theory’
3. Lucie Thibault (2009), ‘Globalization of Sport: An Inconvenient Truth’

PART II THE SPORT ENVIRONMENT
4. David Cruise Malloy and Dwight H. Zakus (1995), ‘Ethical Decision Making in Sport Administration: A Theoretical Inquiry into Substance and Form’
5. Karla A. Henderson (2009), ‘A Paradox of Sport Management and Physical Activity Interventions’
6. Michael B. Edwards and Jonathan M. Casper (2012), ‘Sport and Health’
7. Emily Sparvero and Laurence Chalip (2007), ‘Professional Teams as Leverageable Assets: Strategic Creation of Community Value’
8. Stacy Warner (2012), ‘Sport and Community’
9. Alexis Lyras and Jon Welty Peachey (2011), ‘Integrating Sport-for-Development Theory and Praxis’
10. Emma Sherry (2010), ‘(Re) engaging Marginalized Groups Through Sport: The Homeless World Cup’

PART III MANAGEMENT OF ORGANIZATIONS AND GROUPS
11. Marvin Washington and Marc J. Ventresca (2008), ‘Institutional Contradictions and Struggles in the Formation of US Collegiate Basketball, 1800–1938’
12. Lesley Ferkins, David Shilbury and Gael McDonald (2009), ‘Board Involvement in Strategy: Advancing the Governance of Sport Organizations’
13. A.L. Kihl, S. Leberman and V. Schull (2010), ‘Stakeholder Constructions of Leadership in Intercollegiate Athletics’
14. Shannon Hamm-Kerwin and Alison Doherty (2010) ‘Intragroup Conflict in Nonprofit Sport Board’
15. George B. Cunningham (2012), ‘Diversity Training in Intercollegiate Athletics’
16. George B. Cunningham and E. Nicole Melton (2011), ‘The Benefits of Sexual Orientation Diversity in Sport Organizations’
17. John Amis, Trevor Slack and C.R. Hinings (2004), ‘The Pace, Sequence, and linearity of Radical Change’
18. George B. Cunningham (2006), ‘The Relationship Among Commitment to Change, Coping with Change, and Turnover Intentions’

PART IV MANAGEMENT OF INDIVIDUALS
19. Daniel F. Mahony, Mary A. Hums, Damon P.S. Andrew and Stephen W. Dittmore (2010), ‘Organizational Justice in Sport’
20. Justine B. Allen and Sally Shaw (2009), ‘Womens Coaches’ Perceptions of Their Sport Organizations’
21. Jennifer L. Bruening and Marlene A. Dixon (2008), ‘Situating Work-Family Negotiations Within A Life Course Perspectives: Insights on the Gendered Experiences of NCAA Division I Head Coaching Mothers’
22. Richard D. Cotton, Yan Shen and Reut Livne-Tarandach (2011), ‘On Becoming Extraordinary: The Content and Structure of the Developmental Networks of Major League Baseball Hall of Famers’
23. George B. Cunningham (2010), ‘The Influence of Religious Personal Identity on the Relationships Among Religious Dissimilarity, Value Dissimilarity and Job Satisfaction’
24. Vikki Krane, Heather Barber and Lisa R. McClung (2002), ‘Social Psychological Benefits of Gay Games Participation: A Social Identity Theory Explanation’
25. Daniel C. Funk and Jeff James (2001), ‘The Psychological Continuum Model: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding an Individual’s Psychological Connection to Sport’