Sport Administration


Third Edition | PaperbackeBook

Most athletic organizations—ranging from youth and junior level to collegiate and Olympic—have insufficient finances to meet operational need, requiring personnel to learn to proactively address resource deficiencies. This is particularly true in today’s financial landscape, as the volume and...


Third Edition | PaperbackeBook

Creating an efficient and effective athletic program is no small feat. Coaches and athletic program administrators face daily challenges regarding matters such as budgeting, marketing, travel administration, and risk management. This textbook provides an in-depth discussion of these and other...

Richard Lapchick
John E Dollar
Adrien Bouchet
Aju J. Fenn

In response to the increasing debate on the relative worth of small events compared to large events, we create a theoretical model to determine whether smaller events are more likely to create positive economic impact. First, event size and city size are redefined as continuums of resources. The concepts of event resource demand (ERD) and city resource supply (CRS) are introduced, allowing for a joint analysis of supply and demand. When local economic conditions are brought into the analysis, the framework determines how a city resource deficiency or surplus affects the economic impact of...Read more

Richard Leonard, PhD is currently a Professor of Business Administration/Management at Flagler College in Tallahassee, Florida. His primary teaching focus is in Strategic Management with secondary instruction in Human Resource Management and Marketing. For eight years at Flagler, Dr. Leonard was the Department Chair for Business Administration and Accounting.