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Applied Sport Management Skills 2nd Edition With Web Study Guide

Applied Sport Management Skills 2nd Edition With Web Study Guide

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    Applied Sport Management Skills, Second Edition With Web Study Guide, uses the four management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling to teach students how to become strong leaders and managers in the world of sport. This comprehensive and fully updated text provides an overview of management topics with a unique focus on developing the skills necessary for managing sport organizations.

    The text’s how-to approach and unmatched learning tools help students put into practice what they will be doing as sport managers—including creative problem solving, strategic planning, and developing the skills to lead, organize, and delegate. By taking principles and concepts presented in the text and applying them to professional practice, students will be able to assess how their interests and skills can contribute to the growing field of sport management.

    Applied Sport Management Skills, Second Edition, has been thoroughly updated to enhance the educational experience. Two new features have been added to the second edition. Social Media Exercises expose students to the expanding role of social media in managing a sport organization, and Starting a Sport Business features encourage students to explore the real-world needs of sport entrepreneurship, such as developing an organizational structure, formulating ideas on leading employees, and controlling the financial aspects of their sport business.

    These new tools complement popular features from the first edition to help students understand leadership and management in the sport industry:

    • Reviewing Their Game Plan chapter-opening scenarios, revisited throughout each chapter, provide a cohesive thread to keep students focused on how sport managers use the concepts on the job.

    • Chapter-closing case studies, questions, and exercises help students apply knowledge to specific situations.

    • Applying the Concept question boxes provide an opportunity for critical thinking by asking how specific concepts are relevant to a sport situation.

    • Time-Out boxes demonstrate how text concepts relate to students’ actual experience in sports, including part-time, full-time, and summer jobs.

    • Self-assessment exercises offer insight into students’ strengths and weaknesses.  

    • Behavior models provide step-by-step guidance on handling day-to-day situations that students will face in the sport setting.

    • Developing Your Skills features, learning outcomes, and key terms are revisited throughout the chapter to reinforce key points.

    Instructor resources have been updated with this edition, and the expanded instructor guide provides advice on using the student web study guide with the book material to better engage students. The web study guide is better organized and integrated with the text to help students use the learning activities in a dynamic and interactive setting. Exercises appearing in the book are correspondingly numbered in the web study guide, where students may test their understanding with quizzes and other activities that further reinforce important concepts. Many activities in the web study guide can be completed as graded class assignments, whereas others provide immediate correct or incorrect feedback to students.

    Applied Sport Management Skills, Second Edition, provides readers with a thorough understanding of the management principles and concepts used in sport organizations and the challenges that managers face. This understanding is enhanced by the application of that knowledge and by the focus on developing management skills, allowing students to build a solid foundation toward a fulfilling career in sport management.


    Applied introductory text for students in sport management and administration, sport business, sport leadership, sport industry, and other sport management courses; reference for sport managers and libraries.

    Table of Contents

    To the Student
    To the Instructor

    Part I. Introduction to Sport Management

    Chapter 1. Managing Sports
    The Sport Industry
    What Is Sport Management?
    What Does It Take to Be a Successful Manager?
    What Do Sport Managers Do?
    How Do Managers Differ?

    Chapter 2. The Sport Industry Environment: Globalization, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
    Internal Environment
    Quality in Sport
    External Environment
    Conducting Sport Business in a Global Environment
    Ethics in Sport Management
    Social Responsibility

    Part II. Planning

    Chapter 3. Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making
    Solving Problems and Making Decisions—An Overview
    Step 1: Define the Problem or Opportunity
    Step 2: Set Objectives and Criteria
    Step 3: Generate Alternatives
    Step 4: Select the Most Feasible Alternative
    Step 5: Implement the Decision
    Step 6: Control the Results

    Chapter 4. Strategic and Operational Planning
    Strategic and Operational Planning
    Strategic Process
    Analysis of the Environment
    Setting of Objectives
    Corporate-Level Strategy
    Business-Level Strategy
    Functional-Level Strategies

    Part III. Organizing

    Chapter 5. Organizing and Delegating Work
    The Organizing Function
    Organizational Design
    Job Design
    Organizing Yourself and Delegating Work

    Chapter 6. Managing Change: Sport Culture, Innovation, and Diversity
    Managing Change
    Organizational Culture
    Innovation, Quality, and the Learning Organization
    Organizational Development

    Chapter 7. Human Resources Management
    Human Resources Management Process and Department
    Legal Environment
    Human Resources Planning
    Job Analysis
    Attracting Employees
    Developing Employees
    Performance Appraisals
    Retaining Employees

    Part IV. Leading

    Chapter 8. Behavior in Organizations: Power, Politics, Conflict, and Stress
    Organizational Behavior
    Politics in the Office and on the Field
    Managing Conflict

    Chapter 9. Team Development
    Importance of Teamwork to Performance
    Group Performance Model
    Group Structure
    Group Process
    Stages of Group Development and Leadership Styles
    Developing Groups Into Teams
    Getting to Better Meetings

    Chapter 10. Communicating for Results
    Understanding the Importance of Good Communication
    Using Organizational Communication
    Using Interpersonal Communication
    Using the Channels
    Sending Messages
    Receiving Messages
    Responding to Messages
    Dealing With Emotional People

    Chapter 11. Motivating to Win
    Motivation and Performance
    Motivating People
    Putting Theory to Work Within the Motivational Process and Motivating Yourself

    Chapter 12. Leading to Victory
    Behavior of Effective Leaders
    Contemporary Behavioral Perspectives
    Situational Leadership Models
    Getting to Your Personal Style of Leadership

    Part V. Controlling

    Chapter 13. Controlling for Quality and Productivity
    Quality and Control Systems
    Control Process
    Frequency of Controls
    Financial Controls
    Human Controls
    Problem Employees

    Chapter 14. Facilities and Events
    Sport Facilities Management
    Sport Event Management
    Planning and Controlling Sports
    Sales Forecasting Techniques
    Scheduling Tools
    Time Management

    About the Authors

    About the Author

    Robert N. Lussier, PhD, is a professor of management at the birthplace of basketball, Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts, where more than one-third of the students compete in 27 intercollegiate athletic teams. He has taught undergraduate and graduate sport management students for more than 15 years. He has also supervised sport internships and serves as an advisor for sport management research projects.

    Lussier has authored more than 385 publications, including texts in management, leadership, and human relations. He was an intercollegiate athlete and has coached at the college, high school, and youth levels. He works out daily and enjoys spending time with his wife and six children.

    David C. Kimball, PhD, is a professor of management and director of the sport management program at Elms College in Chicopee, Massachusetts. He teaches sport management and sport marketing courses and coaches and supervises Maccabi athletes each summer. He has an expansive network of friends and acquaintances in the sport management field; many of the case studies in this book arose from these relationships.

    He loves being personally involved in sports and runs 30 miles a week while participating in Les Mills training. He also enjoys watching sports on television almost as much as at the arena, ballpark, or stadium.


    All ancillary materials are FREE to course adopters and available online at

    Instructor guide. Includes chapter and lecture outlines; definitions of key terms; answers to the time-out and application exercises, review and discussion questions, and case studies; and exercise ideas and suggestions for classroom use.

    Test package. Includes a bank of more than 900 questions in true-or-false, multiple-choice, and short-answer formats. The test package is available for use through multiple formats, including a learning management system, Respondus, and rich text.

    Presentation package. Offers approximately 350 PowerPoint slides of text, tables, figures, and special elements from the book that instructors can use for class discussion and illustration. These slides can be used directly within PowerPoint or printed to make transparencies or handouts for distribution to students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides as well as search for images based on key words.

    The presentation package is also available for purchase • ISBN 978-1-4504-5373-8.

    Web study guide
    The companion web study guide is a dynamic and interactive tool that allows students to comprehend and practice information presented in the text with a variety of learning activities:

    • New sport and social media exercises and game plans for starting a sport business reappear in the web study guide to give students practice with real-world scenarios. 
    • Time-out sections are one- or two-sentence assignments that require students to think about the material and apply it to a work or sport situation.
    • Application exercises reinforce the material from the chapter through the use of a short series of questions and a bank of answers to choose from.
    • Review and discussion questions require students to synthesize the material from the chapter and help them fully comprehend the information.
    • Self-assessments are interactive exercises that provide insight into students’ management styles.

    For the second edition, the self-assessments, Applying the Concept, and Time-Out exercises appearing in the book are correspondingly numbered in the web study guide, where students may test their understanding with quizzes and other activities that further reinforce important concepts. The web study guide also provides additional learning material, including related Internet resources and questions that test students’ ability to gather information from sport-related websites. Many activities in the web study guide can be completed as graded class assignments, whereas others provide immediate correct or incorrect feedback to students.