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A Research Agenda for Sport Management

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A Research Agenda for Sport Management

9781800378315 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by David Shilbury, Foundation Professor of Sport Management and Director of the Deakin Sport Network, Deakin Business School, Deakin University, Burwood, Australia
Publication Date: 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80037 831 5 Extent: 232 pp
Challenging the existing perspectives and models upon which sport management has been founded, this Research Agenda compiles cutting-edge research from expert contributors to offer a new definition of sport management. Examining the evolution of sport management as an academic discipline, this Research Agenda challenges the concepts, theories and standards for what should constitute legitimate future contributions to the field.

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Elgar Research Agendas outline the future of research in a given area. Leading scholars are given the space to explore their subject in provocative ways, and map out the potential directions of travel. They are relevant but also visionary.

Challenging the existing perspectives and models upon which sport management has been founded, this Research Agenda compiles cutting-edge research from expert contributors to offer a new definition of sport management.

Examining the evolution of sport management as an academic discipline, this Research Agenda challenges the concepts, theories and standards for what should constitute legitimate future contributions to the field. Focussing on key strategic paradigms in sport governance and leadership, it tracks current management and research trends, and discusses the emergence, application, and relevance of emotion-related research into sport management. Examining sport organisations and professional sport at both international and national level, it identifies sport as both a high-profile social institution and an important leisure pursuit that exists within an increasingly business-like framework.

Directing further research into community sport organisations, high performance sport systems and volunteer contributions to sport delivery, this Research Agenda will be an invigorating read for students and scholars of sport management studies. Its insights into governance, leadership and strategy in sport management will prove invaluable to practitioners working in the field.
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'With an appropriate focus in organisational studies, this insightful text skillfully combines both historical underpinnings and future directions for sport management research. The collection masterfully and broadly extends and defines the sport management research agenda, providing creative and innovative insights into how the field can continue to impact how we view, deliver, and study sport in the years to come.'
– Marlene A. Dixon, Texas A&M University, US

‘Sport management scholars and practitioners can be proud of the growth and refinement of the field over the past 40 years. Renowned scholar David Shilbury and his contributors have effectively chronicled our exciting journey, and outlined a blueprint for a more brilliant future. I congratulate and applaud them for sharing their expertise and insights in this wonderful text.’
– W. James (Jim) Weese, Western University, Canada
Contributors
Contributors: Haley Baxter, Veerle De Bosscher, Lesley Ferkins, Anna Gerke, Joshua McLeod, Katie Misener, Kristen Morrison, Ian O'Boyle, Danny O’Brien, Daniel Read, Chad S. Seifried, Simon Shibli, David Shilbury, James Skinner, Aaron CT Smith, Steve Swanson, Jan-Willem van der Roest, Jon Welty Peachey, Pamela Wicker, Géraldine Zeimers
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Contents:

Preface xiii

PART I OVERVIEW OF THE SPORT CONTEXT
1 In search of sport management 1
David Shilbury
2 The evolution of sport management as an
academic discipline and future research and practices 19
Chad Seifried
3 Popular culture, sport, and management 37
Aaron C. T. Smith, James Skinner, and Daniel Read
4 A research agenda for emotions in the
management of sport organisations 55
Géraldine Zeimers and David Shilbury

PART II STRATEGIC PARADIGMS THROUGH
GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP
5 Reflecting, prioritising, and energising for a new
generation of sport governance research 75
Joshua McLeod, Lesley Ferkins, and Ian O’Boyle
6 An agenda for future leadership research in sport
management: explorations, considerations, and
challenges 93
Steve Swanson and Jon Welty Peachey
7 Strategic paradigms in international and national
sport federations 111
Danny O’Brien
8 Strategic paradigms in professional sport 127
Anna Gerke

PART III ORGANISING FOR PARTICIPATION
9 High-performance sport systems: current
developments and future challenges 147
Jan-Willem van der Roest, Veerle De Bosscher,
and Simon Shibli
10 Community sport trends and future opportunities 165
Katie Misener, Kristen Morrison, and Haley Baxter
11 Volunteers: systems, capacity, costs, and models 183
Pamela Wicker
12 Postscript 199
David Shilbury

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