Management of Sports Development

1st Edition

Editors: Vassil Girginov
Paperback ISBN: 9780750685627
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 16th April 2008
Page Count: 320


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Management of Sports Development is the first book to offer a holistic approach to a field which has been growing in importance for some years. Although many books exist on various aspects of development never before has there been a text which addresses the process of development in such a comprehensive manner. This is a 'one-stop-shop' to understanding the process of sports development, offering the reader:

  • comprehensive coverage of the major themes in the process of sports development
  • contributions from an internationally renowned author team
  • a concisely edited text with a logical and well-developed structure
  • a dedicated accompanying website with updates and new material

This accessible book is essential reading for students or lecturers in the field of sports development and is set to be a vital contribution to the literature in this area.

Key Features

  • A unique book that covers all the key issues in the growing field of sports development
  • Written by an internationally renowned author team and concisely edited into a logical and comprehensively structured volume
  • Accompanied by a dedicated website with updates, further articles and features


Primary: students enrolled on sports development, sports sciences, sports studies and sports management courses; academics and researchers. Secondary: Sports development professionals

Table of Contents

PART ONE Chapter 1: Management of sports development as an emerging field and profession by V. Girginov

PART TWO: Visions of sports development Chapter 2: Models of sports development by K. Hylton & P. Bramham Chapter 3: Public policies on sports development: can mass and elite sport hold together? by M. Collins Chapter 4: Non-governmental organisations in sports development by M. Green Chapter 5: International policy and sports in development by A. Beacom & R. Levermore

PART THREE: Sports development as process of social change Chapter 6: Sport as an agent for social and personal change by C. Green Chapter 7: Mega sporting events and sports development by M. Parent Chapter 8: Culture and sports development by L. Hills Chapter 9: Geographies of sports development: understanding the role of space and place by E. Wainwright & N. Ansell

PART FOUR: Sports development delivery Chapter 10: Building organisational and management capacity for the delivery of sports development by A. Adams Chapter 11: Networks and partnerships in sports development by B. Houlihan & I. Lindsey Chapter 12: Funding sports development activities by I. Jones Chapter 13: Accounting for sports development (progress monitoring and evaluation)by C. Burnett Chapter 14: Managing visions, changes and delivery in sports development: Summary and Future Prospects by V. Girginov


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About the Editor

Vassil Girginov

Affiliations and Expertise

Reader in Sport Management and Development, Brunel university, UK.