International Perspectives on the Management of Sport

1st Edition

Editors: Trevor Slack Milena Parent
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750682374
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 5th July 2007
Page Count: 360


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International Perspectives on the Management of Sport is the first multi-contributed book that addresses the various aspects of sport management by some of the most brilliant experts throughout the world. Drawing on the knowledge of international sport management gurus, this book provides cutting-edge ideas from those at the forefront of the industry. A particular emphasis is placed on the rapidly evolving fields of Organizational Theory and Economic Policy and their relation to sport.

Contributors include Wladimir Andreff, Laurence Chalip, Jean-Loup Chappelet, Packianathan Chelladurai, Rodney Fort, Bill Gerard, Dennis Howard, Trevor Slack and many others.

Key Features

· The first internationally, multi-contributed work catering to the academic sport management market world-wide · Features some of the brightest minds from all over the world working in and teaching sport management today · Cutting-edge topics are presented from those people at the vanguard of the industry, with a particular emphasis on the topics of Organizational Theory and Economics


Academics and recent post graduate students in the sport management field

2ndary: Possible appeal in some upper-level sport management courses

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction (Parent, Gerrard and Slack) Organization theory Economics/Finance Future Research References

Part 1: Institutions and Environments

Chapter 2: Athletic fundraising and institutional development: Friend or foe? (Stinson and Howard) Research stream overview Central findings/themes Conclusions/Implications References

Chapter 3: Understanding sport participation – A cross level analysis from the perspectives of new institutionalism and Bourdieu (Skille and Skirstad) Norwegian sport The Sports City Program (SCP) Theories of field: New institutionalism and Bourdieu Explaining sport participation: Different levels of analysis Concluding remarks References

Chapter 4: Network perspectives of sport organizations (Quatman and Chelladurai) What are networks? What is the network perspective? The network perspective and organizations Practical applications of a network perspective Summary and conclusion References

Chapter 5: The political economy of managing outdoor sport environments (Trendafilova and Chalip) The tragedy of the commons The Coase Theorem Collective action Public policies and regulations Voluntary cooperation Subcultures and sport Implications References

Chapter 6: The institutional dimension of the sports economy in transition countries (Poupaux and Andreff) The collapse of the Soviet-style sports economy Institution building and economic transformation in transition e


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About the Editor

Trevor Slack

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Sport Management at the University of Alberta and adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa.

Milena Parent

Affiliations and Expertise

assistant professor in sport management at the University of Ottawa in Canada, specializing in large-scale sporting events. She teaches sport administration courses in both official languages (English and French) at the undergraduate and graduate level.


"An ambitious book that delivers on all criteria. Slack and Parent have assembled an impressive set of contributors, comprising both established leaders in their respective fields and exciting young researchers, who have produced a book that provides comprehensive and theoretically informed coverage of the major concerns in contemporary sport management. Essential reading." Professor Barrie Houlihan, Institute of Sport and Leisure Policy, Loughborough University, UK.