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Sport Facility Operations Management, A Global Perspective

Anybody working in sport management will be involved in the operation of a sports facility at some point in their career. It is a core professional competency at the heart of successful sport business. Sport Facility Operations Management is a comprehensive and engaging textbook which introduces cutting-edge concepts in facilities and operations management, including practical…

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Drugs in Sport

Drug use and abuse is perhaps the biggest challenge facing sport today. However, in the eye of the storm of public and press opinion and with medals and morals at stake, it can be difficult to gain a clear perspective on this complex issue. Now available in a fully updated and revised sixth edition Drugs…

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The Power of Sports, Media and Spectacle in American Culture

“The Power of Sports” explores the topic of sports in American culture”–

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Managing Sport Facilities and Major Events, Second Edition

Sport events are inextricably linked to the places in which they are hosted. High-profile events require high-quality venues, and the proper management of facilities is crucial to their success. Now in a fully revised and updated new edition, Managing Sport Facilities and Major Events is still the only textbook to introduce the fundamentals of sport…

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Sports Marketing

For courses in Sports Marketing. Help students understand the business of sports through a practitioner’s perspective. Written from the perspective of those who’ve been actively involved in the sports business, Sports Marketing addresses business and marketing issues pertinent to sports as observed by the practitioners and scholars themselves. Through its extensive presentation of current information,…

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Sports and Understanding Organizations

This volume provides readers with a rich source of sports metaphors for understanding organization and management processes and how to use metaphors to become more effective leaders and managers within their organizations. Each chapter discusses how sports may be used to help improved organizational productivity and effectiveness. These chapters each strive to present new ways…

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The Business of Sports, Off the Field, in the Office, on the News

The Business of Sports provides a comprehensive foundation of the economic, organizational, legal and political components of the sports industry. Geared for journalism, communication and business students, but also an excellent resource for those working in sports, this text introduces readers to the ever-increasing complexity of an industry that is in constant flux. Now in…

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Phenomenology and the Extreme Sport Experience

Understanding the motivations behind those who partake in extreme sports can be difficult for some. If the popular conception holds that the incentive behind extreme sports participation is entirely to do with risking one’s life, then this confusion will continue to exist. However, an in-depth examination of the phenomenology of the extreme sport experience yields…

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Routledge Handbook of Sports Event Management

From the Olympic Games to community-level competitions, sports events can be complex and pose a particular set of managerial challenges. The Routledge Handbook of Sports Event Management surveys the management of sports events around the world of every size and scale, from small to mega-events, including one-off and recurring events, and single-sport and multi-sport events.…

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Sports in African American Life, Essays on History and Culture

African Americans have made substantial contributions to the sporting world, and vice versa. This wide-ranging collection of new essays explore the inextricable ties between sports and African American life and culture. Contributors critically address important topics such as the historical context of African American participation in major U.S. sports, social justice and responsibility, gender and…