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Ethics and morality are generally viewed as critical areas in navigating contemporary life concerns related to sport need not be limited to such areas as sportsmanship, the use of performance-enhancing drugs, violence, and cheating. Those involved in sport management are also responsible for addressing ethical and moral questions pertaining to professionalism, equity, legal and financial management, personnel concerns, governance and policies, league and franchise issues, and matters of social justice associated with all aspects of sport. Sport managers must also be aware of and approach these queries logically, rationally, and with sensitivity to ensure the integrity of sport, the sport community, and society at large.
Ethics & Morality in Sport, 4th edition presents concepts and theories in ethics and morality, demonstrating their applicability in sport management. Specifically addressed to undergraduate and graduate students interested in the organization and administration of sport, this text also refers to professionals already in the field, as well as athletes, coaches, owners, journalists, spectators, governmental agencies, and others linked to sport. Sport managers must be aware of and concerned about their own obligations, rights, and responsibilities, as well as those they influence. As such, nothing short of sound ethical and moral reasoning must inform their managerial decisions and actions. This text aims to make clear the nature of ethics and morality, introducing readers to several major ethical theories, discussing and analyzing the practical ramifications of these precepts in several sport management contexts.