Foundations of Sport Management

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Designed with future leaders of the sport industry in mind, this edition features content from a comprehensive collection of 25 leading sport management scholars covering the fundamental theories and principles of the discipline in a practical and user-friendly format.  Fifteen chapters thoroughly examine strategies for sport leadership, finance, marketing, sponsorship and sales, law, governance, ethics and globalization. This edition also offers standalone chapters on sport facility and event management--vital topics in today's introductory sport management courses.

Acknowledgments • ix
Preface • xi
Andy Gillentine and R. Brian Crow
Chapter 1 • Introduction to the Sport Industry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Andy Gillentine, R. Brian Crow, and Josh Harris
Chapter 2 • Why Sport Management Matters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Catriona Higgs
Chapter 3 • Communication and Media Relations in Sport . . . . . . . . . 31
Andy Gillentine, R. Brian Crow, and Galen Clavio
Chapter 4 • Management and Leadership in the Sport Industry . . . . . . 49
Jeremy S. Jordan, Aubrey Kent, and Matt Walker
Chapter 5 • An Introduction to Sport Economics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Matthew T. Brown
Chapter 6 • Sport Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Tom Regan and Matthew Bernthal
Chapter 7 • Sport Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
John Clark
Chapter 8 • Sponsorship and Sales in the Sport Industry. . . . . . . . . . . 137
Nancy L. Lough and Greg Greenhalgh
Chapter 9 • Sport Facility Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Bernard Goldfine and Tom Sawyer
Chapter 10 • Event Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Heather Lawrence and Bernard Goldfine
Chapter 11 • Sport Industry and the Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Paul J. Batista, JD
Chapter 12 • Sport Governance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
Dennis Phillips
Chapter 13 • Ethics in the Sport Industry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
Lynn L. Ridinger and T. Christopher Greenwell
Chapter 14 • Global Sport Industry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
Artemisia Apostolopoulou and Dimitra Papadimitriou
Chapter 15 • Sport Management Internships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
John Miller
Epilogue • 309
Glossary • 314

About the Editors • 343

About the Authors • 345

Midwest Book Review

Sport management is a field of education concerning the business aspects of sports and recreation. Some examples of sport managers include the front office system in professional sports, college sports managers, recreational sport managers, sports marketing, event management, facility management, sports economics, sport finance, and sports information. Now in a fully updated and significantly expanded third edition, "Foundations of Sport Management" compiled and co-edited by Andy Gillentine (formerly the Associate Dean and Director of the Sport Administration Programs at the University of Miami) and R. Brian Crow (Associate Professor in the Department of Sport Management, Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania) is a 360 page compendium comprised of fifteen informed and informative articles relevant to sports management issues and ranging from an "Introduction to the Sports Industry" by Andy Gillentine, R. Brian Crow, and Josh Harris; to "Sport Marketing" by John Clark; and "Ethics in the Sports Industry" by Lynn L. Ridinger and T. Christopher Greenwell. Enhanced with a five page Glossary and a fifteen page Index, "Foundations of Sport Management" is an essential addition to professional and academic library Sports Management reference collections and supplemental studies reading lists.