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Contemporary Sport Management

Author: Parks, Janet B.

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  • ISBN: 9780736063654
  • Author: Parks, Janet B.
  • Publ Date: 2007-01-01
  • Edition: 3
  • Pages: 520
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  • Status: O/P
  • ID - 67404

Table of Contents :

Part I. Introduction to Sport Management; Part II. Selected Sport Management Sites; Part III. Selected Functional Areas of Sport Management Functions; Part IV. Organisational and Managerial Foundations of Sport Management; Part V. Current Challenges in Sport Management; Part VI. The Future of Sport Management.

Description:

Over 13,000 copies of the previous edition sold worldwide. Aimed at lecturers, students and professionals in sport and leisure management, this work provides a broad overview of the study and professional practice of contemporary sport management. It helps readers put into context the many events, emerging trends and historical figures that have shaped current sport business. Reader-friendly features include learning activities, professional profiles of successful individuals in the field and case studies in each chapter. In addition, international examples written by professionals and scholars from around the world highlight the global nature of this booming industry. Updated chapters provide new and expanded material on sport promotion, legal issues and ethics in sport management.

Author Biography:

Janet B. Parks, DA, is a distinguished teaching professor emerita, former graduate studies coordinator, and former sport management division chair at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She was a founding member of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), which has honored her with the Earle F. Zeigler Award for Professional Achievement (1992) and the NASSM Distinguished Service Award (2001). She is a NASSM research fellow; a fellow in the Research Consortium of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; and the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Sport Management Council (SMC) of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). In 1994-95 and 2002-03 she was an honorary fellow in the Women's Studies Research Center at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Dr. Parks is a founding coeditor of the Journal of Sport Management and has served on NASPE's Task Force on Sport Management Curriculum Accreditation (1986-93) and Sport Management Program Review Council (1993-94). More recently, she was an SMC/NASPE representative on the Task Force on Sport Management Curriculum Standards (2005-2006). During her 39 years at Bowling Green, Dr. Parks taught physical education and sport management and coached tennis and golf. Her research interests include sport management career development, sexist language, and gender issues in sport. Her published works include textbooks, book chapters, journal articles, a computer program, and research reports. Widely respected in the field, Dr. Parks makes frequent presentations to universities and professional societies and serves as a reviewer for several scholarly journals. Dr. Parks received her doctor of arts degree in physical education from Middle Tennessee State University and completed postdoctoral study at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. An avid traveler, she makes her home in Bowling Green, Ohio, where she enjoys working on research that advances the sport management body of knowledge and projects that preserve the history of women in sport. Jerome Quarterman, PhD, is associate professor of sport management studies at Florida State University in Tallahassee. Before working at Florida State, he was a full-time faculty member at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. In 28 years of teaching, 16 have involved teaching students in sport management courses in undergraduate and graduate courses at both the master's and doctoral levels. He teaches students in a variety of courses, including Organizational Theory in Organizations of the Sport Industry, Intercollegiate Athletics Administration, Research Methods, Ethics in Organizations of the Sport Industry, Organizational Behavior in Organizations of the Sport Industry, Managing Human Resources in Organizations of the Sport Industry, and Managing Diversity in Organizations of the Sport Industry. He has also served as department chair at Southern, Alabama State, Kentucky State, and Hampton universities. His research has appeared in the International Journal of Sport Management, Sport Marketing Quarterly, Journal of Sport Management, and Journal of Teaching Physical Education. He is also a member of the editorial board for the International Journal of Sport Management, Athletic Academic Journal, The SMART ON-LINE Journal, and the ICHPERA*SD Journal of Research. Dr. Quarterman holds a doctoral degree from Ohio State University, a master's degree from Kent State University, and a bachelor's degree from Savannah State University. He is an active researcher in organizational behavior, organizational theory, and research methods as applied to sport management studies. Lucie Thibault, PhD, is associate professor and chair at Brock University in Ontario, Canada. Before working at Brock University, Dr. Thibault taught at the University of British Columbia for eight years and the University of Ottawa for five years. She is editor of the Journal of Sport Management and was named a North American Society for Sport Management research fellow in 2001. She teaches in the areas of sport policy, globalization of sport, and organizational theory as it applies to sport organizations. Her research interests lie in the formation, management, and evaluation of cross-sectoral partnerships in sport organizations. She also investigates the role of the Canadian government in sport excellence and sport participation and government involvement in developing sport policy. Her research has appeared in the Journal of Sport Management, the International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Human Relations, Leisure Studies, European Sport Management Quarterly, and International Journal for Sport Management and Marketing. Dr. Thibault completed her master of arts and doctoral degrees at the University of Alberta. Her bachelor's degree was completed at the Universite d'Ottawa.


 

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