Foundations of Sport Management eBook

Third Edition
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With an updated and expanded look at the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the sport industry, the third edition of Foundations of Sport Management will maintain its previous editions’ stance as one of the most widely adopted sport management foundational texts on the market. Editors Andy Gillentine and R. Brian Crow, along with a team of leading authors, aim to provide readers with a dynamic and comprehensive overview of the core concepts and current trends of the industry. Their years of experience as elite academicians and practitioners make this volume a cutting-edge resource for undergraduates considering or pursuing careers in sport management. Topics covered in this edition include economics and finance, marketing, sponsorship and sales, facility and event management, media relations, governance, and ethics.

Chapters include:

1. Introduction to the Sport Industry - Andy Gillentine, R. Brian Crow, and Josh Harris 
2. Why Sport Management Matters - Catriona Higgs
3. Communication and Media Relations in Sport - Andy Gillentine, R. Brian Crow, and Galen Clavio
4. Management and Leadership in the Sport Industry-Jeremy S. Jordan, Aubrey Kent, and Matt Walker
5. An Introduction to Sport Economics - Matthew T. Brown 
6. Sport Finance - Tom Regan and Matthew Bernthal
7. Sport Marketing - John Clark
8. Sponsorship and Sales in the Sport Industry - Nancy L. Lough and Greg Greenhalgh
9. Sport Facility Management - Bernard Goldfine and Tom Sawyer
10. Event Management - Heather Lawrence and Bernard Goldfine
11. Sport Industry and the Law - Paul J. Batista, JD
12. Sport Governance - Dennis Phillips
13. Ethics in the Sport Industry - Lynn L. Ridinger and T. Christopher Greenwell
14. Global Sport Industry - Artemisia Apostolopoulou and Dimitra Papadimitriou 
15. Sport Management Internships - John Miller 

 

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.