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Contemporary Sport Management 5th Edition With Web Study Guide

Contemporary Sport Management 5th Edition With Web Study Guide


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    Contemporary Sport Management, Fifth Edition With Web Study Guide, provides students with an overview of sport management by presenting extensive discussions of the foundational aspects of the profession and current topics from the field. The fifth edition continues to engage students with a full-color format and an integrated web study guide. The text also discusses the role of social media in revolutionizing the industry and the significance of sport as an international institution. Students will learn the relevance of legal, sociocultural, historical, political, and psychological concepts to the management of sport; the professional skills and attitudes of successful sport managers; and ways in which the globalization of sport continues to affect sport management professions.

    One of the top-selling textbooks in the field, the fifth edition retains many of its popular learning tools for students and also offers several key additions:
    • Social media sidebars in every chapter prepare future sport managers to confront some of the unique challenges and opportunities of this growing phenomenon.
    • Professional profiles containing a biography, Q&A, and associated web study guide activity allow students to gain realistic views into the roles of sport managers.
    • Enhanced ancillaries include a new image bank and chapter quizzes compatible with learning management systems to further support classroom instruction and testing.
    • A student web study guide now contains more than 171 fully integrated activities to provide opportunities for real-world application.
    • A retrospective from cofounding editor Janet Parks illustrating how the outstanding roster of contributors has been a hallmark of this title from the beginning.

    The text also contains a variety of updated learning tools, including international sidebars with associated activities, a timeline, ethics and critical thinking sections, a running glossary, chapter objectives, end-of-chapter reviews, and references to help students stay engaged with the material and understand key concepts and terms. In addition, the web study guide (WSG) contains multiple interactive learning experiences that assist students in retaining the information. Each chapter of the text includes several cross-references to the WSG, allowing students to take advantage of the following features:
    • Professional profile activities encourage students to test their expectations of the challenges that sport industry professionals face on a daily basis.
    • Job announcement activities demonstrate the skills that prospective employers seek in particular sport settings.
    • Web searches point students to the vast amount of information available online.
    • Portfolio activities help students reflect on questions related to the critical thinking and ethics sections of each chapter. Upon completion of the activities, students will have constructed a portfolio of their reflections on issues they might face as future sport management professionals.
    • Learning in Action activities help students understand and apply the concepts covered in each chapter.

    With 20 chapters written by 44 expert contributors, Contemporary Sport Management, Fifth Edition, begins with an overview of the field and historical aspects of the industry. Next, the attributes of effective and professional sport managers and the relevance of managerial and leadership concepts applied to sport management are discussed. In part II, students learn about the major settings in which sport management professionals work today, including professional and amateur sport management sites, sport management agencies, and sport tourism venues. Part III offers information on key functional areas of sport management, such as marketing, communication, finance and economics, and facility and event management. In part IV, readers examine current challenges in the profession, such as issues related to consumer behavior, law, sociology, globalization, and the importance of continuing sport management research.

    The updated and enhanced fifth edition of Contemporary Sport Management offers a varied and dynamic learning package to assist readers in understanding the many opportunities and challenges in the sport management field. From historical foundations and future directions to current issues and professional skill sets, this popular textbook continues to inform and inspire up-and-coming professionals to have a positive influence on the management of sport.

    Table of Contents

    A Letter to Students and Instructors
    A Retrospective by a Founding Coeditor
    Part I. Introduction to Sport Management

    Chapter 1. Managing Sport
    Paul M. Pedersen, PhD; Lucie Thibault, PhD
    Defining Sport and Sport Management
    Nature and Scope of the Sport Industry
    Unique Aspects of Sport Management
    Sport Management Competencies
    Future Challenges and Opportunities
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 2. Developing a Professional Perspective
    Sally R. Ross, PhD; Brian P. McCullough, PhD?
    Professional Preparation
    Professional Attitude
    Career Planning and Management
    Information for Occupational Success
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 3. Historical Aspects of the Sport Business Industry
    Lawrence W. Fielding, PhD; Brenda G. Pitts, EdD; Paul M. Pedersen, PhD
    Historical Aspects of Commercialization in Sport
    Historical Aspects of the Sport Market
    Critical Thinking in the History of the Sport Business Industry
    Ethics in the History of the Sport Business Industry
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 4. Management Concepts and Practice in Sport Organizations
    Kathy Babiak, PhD; Lucie Thibault, PhD; Jerome Quarterman, PhD
    Organization Defined
    Organizational Environment
    Organizational Effectiveness
    Organizational Structure
    Organizational Design
    Structure and Design of Sport Organizations
    Organizational Culture
    Organizational Change
    Critical Thinking in Sport Organizations
    Ethics in Sport Organizations
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 5. Managing and Leading in Sport Organizations
    Shannon Kerwin, PhD; Jerome Quarterman, PhD; Ming Li, EdD
    Theoretical Approaches to Management
    Management Functions
    Managerial Skills
    Decision Making, Authority, and Power
    Human Resource Management
    Organizational Diversity
    Critical Thinking in Sport Managing and Leading
    Ethics in the Leadership of Sport Organizations
    Learning Aids
    Part II. Selected Sport Management Sites

    Chapter 6. Community and Youth Sport
    Marlene A. Dixon, PhD; Jennifer E. Bruening, PhD
    Origins of Community Sport
    Youth Sport History
    Definition of Community Sport
    Size and Scope of Community Sport
    Types of Community Sport Organizations
    Management Challenges
    Adult Community Sport Offerings
    Youth Sport Offerings
    Critical Thinking in Youth and Community Sport
    Ethics in Community and Youth Sport
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 7. Interscholastic Athletics
    Warren A. Whisenant, PhD; Eric W. Forsyth, PhD; Tywan G. Martin, PhD
    Arrival of Interscholastic Athletics
    Governance of Interscholastic Athletics
    Value of Interscholastic Athletics Programs
    Participation Numbers
    Operating Models
    Careers in Interscholastic Athletics
    Issues Facing Interscholastic Athletics
    Critical Thinking in Interscholastic Athletics
    Ethics in Interscholastic Athletics
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 8. Intercollegiate Athletics
    Ellen J. Staurowsky, EdD; Robertha Abney, PhD
    Origins of Intercollegiate Athletics Governance
    College Sport Finance
    Intercollegiate Athletics Administrators
    Critical Thinking in Intercollegiate Athletics
    Ethics in Intercollegiate Athletics
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 9. Professional Sport
    James (“Jay”) M. Gladden, PhD; William A. Sutton, EdD
    Historical Aspects of Professional Sport
    Unique Aspects of Professional Sport
    Revenue Sources for Professional Sport Teams
    Future Challenges Facing Professional Sport
    Career Opportunities in Professional Sport
    Critical Thinking in Professional Sport
    Ethics in Professional Sport
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 10. Sport Management and Marketing Agencies
    Catherine Lahey, MBA, MSBM; Jezali Ratliff, MBA, MSBM; William A. Sutton, EdD
    Functions of Sport Management and Marketing Agencies
    Types of Sport Management and Marketing Agencies
    Careers in Agencies
    Challenges Facing Agencies
    Critical Thinking in Agency Activities
    Ethical Issues in Sport Management and Marketing Agencies
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 11. Sport Tourism
    Heather Gibson, PhD; Sheranne Fairley, PhD
    Tourism and the Tourism Industry
    Defining Sport Tourism
    Sustainability and Sport Tourism
    Critical Thinking in Sport Tourism
    Ethics in Sport Tourism
    Learning Aids
    Part III. Selected Sport Management Functions

    Chapter 12. Sport Marketing
    Ketra L. Armstrong, PhD
    Defining Sport Marketing
    Developing a Sport Marketing Plan
    Market Research
    Critical Thinking in Sport Marketing
    Ethics in Sport Marketing
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 13. Sport Consumer Behavior
    Andrea N. Eagleman, PhD; Cara Wright, PhD; B. Christine Green, PhD
    Understanding the Individual as a Sport Consumer
    Group Influences on the Sport Consumer
    Situational Influences on the Sport Consumer
    Consumer Decision Making in Sport
    Sport Consumer Behavior Challenges and Issues
    Critical Thinking in Sport Consumer Behavior
    Ethics in Sport Consumer Behavior
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 14. Communication in the Sport Industry
    G. Clayton Stoldt, EdD; Stephen W. Dittmore, PhD; Paul M. Pedersen, PhD
    Theoretical Framework of Sport Communication
    Strategic Sport Communication Model
    Media Relations in Sport
    Community Relations in Sport
    Critical Thinking in Sport Communication
    Ethics in Sport Communication
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 15. Finance and Economics in the Sport Industry
    Timothy D. DeSchriver, EdD; Daniel F. Mahony, PhD; Marion E. Hambrick, PhD
    Current Financial Situation of US Professional Sport
    Current Financial Situation of US College Athletics
    Economics of Sport
    Overview of Financial Management
    Sources of Revenues and Expenses for Sport Organizations
    Careers in Financial Management for Sport Organizations
    Critical Thinking in Sport Finance and Economics
    Ethics in Sport Finance and Economics
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 16. Sport Facility and Event Management
    David K. Stotlar, EdD; Coyte G. Cooper, PhD
    Types of Facilities
    Facility Management
    Event Management
    Critical Thinking in Sport Facility and Event Management
    Ethics in Sport Facility and Event Management
    Learning Aids
    Part IV. Current Challenges in Sport Management

    Chapter 17. Legal Considerations in Sport Management
    Anita M. Moorman, JD; R. Christopher Reynolds, PhD, JD; Samuel Olson, JD
    Basics of Law
    US Constitution
    Federal Legislation
    State Legal Systems
    Summary of Fundamental Sport Law Components
    Future Challenges
    Critical Thinking in Sport Law
    Ethics in Sport Law
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 18. Sociological Aspects of Sport
    Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD; Mary Jo Kane, PhD
    Social Significance of Sport
    Benefits of Sport
    Dark Side of Sport
    Sport as a Vehicle for Social Transformation
    Implications for Sport Managers
    Critical Thinking in Sport Sociology
    Ethics in Sport Sociology
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 19. A North American Perspective on International Sport
    Ted G. Fay, PhD; Luisa Velez, PhD; Lucie Thibault, PhD
    What is International Sport?
    Expansion of International Sport
    Current Issues in International Sport
    Essentials for Aspiring International Sport Managers
    Forecasting the Future: International Sport 2014 and Beyond
    Critical Thinking in International Sport
    Ethics in International Sport
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 20. Sport Management Research
    Jess C. Dixon, PhD; Wendy Frisby, PhD
    Research Questions
    Why Sport Managers Need to Understand Research
    What is Sport Management Research?
    Key Concepts
    Current Challenges in Sport Management Research
    Future of Sport Management Research
    Critical Thinking in Sport Management Research
    Ethics in Sport Management Research
    Learning Aids

    Photo Credits
    About the Editors
    About the Contributors

    About the Editor

    Paul M. Pedersen, PhD, is a professor of sport management and the director of the sport management program in the School of Public Health at Indiana University–Bloomington (IU). He has worked as a sportswriter, sports management consultant, and sport business columnist. Pedersen's primary area of scholarly interest is the symbiotic relationship between sport and communication in addition to his research examining the activities and practices of various sport organization personnel.

    A research fellow of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), Pedersen has published seven books (including Handbook of Sport Communication, Research Methods and Design in Sport Management, and Strategic Sport Communication) and over 80 academic articles in outlets such as the Journal of Sport Management, European Sport Management Quarterly, Sport Marketing Quarterly, International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, Sociology of Sport Journal, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, and Journal of Sports Economics. He has also been a part of more than 110 presentations at professional conferences or other gatherings, including invited addresses in China, Denmark, Hungary, Norway, and South Korea. He has been interviewed and quoted in publications as diverse as The New York Times and the China Daily.

    Founder and editor in chief of the International Journal of Sport Communication, he serves on the editorial board of 10 journals, including founding editorial review board member of Communication & Sport and two other journals. A 2011 inductee into the Golden Eagle Hall of Fame (East High School in Pueblo, Colorado), Pedersen lives in Bloomington, Indiana, with his wife, Jennifer, and their four children, Hallie, Zack, Brock, and Carlie.

    Lucie Thibault, PhD, is a professor in the department of sport management at Brock University in Ontario, Canada. She has taught at Brock since 2002. Thibault has also taught at the University of British Columbia and the University of Ottawa. In her quarter century of teaching, Thibault has instructed courses in organizational theory, organizational behavior, ethics in sport, globalization of sport, and policy and social issues in sport.

    Thibault serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics as well as the European Sport Management Quarterly. She has held the roles of associate editor and editor of the Journal of Sport Management. She is a member of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and was named a research fellow of NASSM in 2001. In 2008, Thibault was awarded the Earle F. Zeigler Award from NASSM for her scholarly and leadership contributions to the field.

    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. She has been an invited speaker featuring her research in many conferences around the world. Her research has appeared in numerous scholarly journals such as the Journal of Sport Management, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Human Relations, Leisure Studies, European Sport Management Quarterly, International Journal for Sport Policy and Politics, and Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.

    Thibault resides in the Niagara region of Ontario.


    All ancillary materials are FREE to course adopters and available at

    Instructor guide. Includes a sample class syllabus, an explanation of how to more fully incorporate critical thinking skills during class, and guidance on how instructors can incorporate the web study guide into their courses. It also includes chapter-specific files that contain chapter summaries, chapter objectives, lecture outlines, and supplemental learning activities, such as suggested case studies from Case Studies in Sport Management.

    Test package. The test package includes more than 600 questions in true-or-false, fill-in-the-blank, multiple-choice, essay, and short-answer formats. It is available for use through multiple formats, including a learning management system, Respondus, and rich text.

    Chapter quizzes. Includes 200 unique questions in true-or-false and multiple-choice formats. These quizzes, compatible with learning management systems, can be used for testing students’ understanding on a chapter-by-chapter basis, offering easy grading and record keeping for instructors.
    Presentation package plus image bank. Includes hundreds of slides covering the key points from the text as well as all of the figures and tables from the book separated by chapter. The slides in the presentation package can be used directly in PowerPoint or be printed to make transparencies or handouts for distribution to students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides as well as search for images based on key words.

    The presentation package plus image bank is also available for purchase • ISBN 978-1-4504-8557-9

    Web study guide. Provides multiple interactive learning experiences, including professional profile activities, job announcement activities, web searches, portfolio activities for critical thinking and ethics, and Learning in Action activities.

    The web study guide is also available for purchase • ISBN 978-1-4504-8559-3