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Applied Sport Management Skills 4th Edition With HKPropel Access

Applied Sport Management Skills 4th Edition With HKPropel Access

$176.95 CAD


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    Applied Sport Management Skills, Fourth Edition With HKPropel Access, takes a practical approach for teaching students how to become strong leaders and managers in the world of sport. Organized around the central management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, and addressing the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) Common Professional Component topics and North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) guidelines, the fourth edition has been extensively updated with hundreds of new references and sport examples.

    The text employs a three-pronged approach for teaching management theory, putting theories into practice, and developing students’ management skills. Timely discussions and case studies address the impacts of COVID-19; Black Lives Matter initiatives; name, image, and likeness rules; women in executive positions; corporate social responsibility; data analytics; and more.

    While other texts focus on learning about sport management, Applied Sport Management Skills enables students to apply the principles while developing the skills to become effective sport managers. Interactive online learning tools available through HKPropel complement activities found in each chapter:
    • Flash-card activities help students learn key terms.
    • Self-assessments, which ask students to identify their strengths and weaknesses and plan to improve shortcomings, are now assignable, trackable, and automatically scored.
    • Applying the Concepts quizzes, which challenge students to identify management concepts illustrated in various situations, are now trackable and automatically scored.
    • Time-Out features, in which students apply management concepts to their personal sport and work experiences, are now assignable instructor-scored assessments.
    • Case studies are now supplemented by 10-question automatically scored quizzes and include three open-ended discussion questions.
    Additional assignments available in downloadable documents for students to complete and submit to the instructor further facilitate the application of the concepts presented in the text:
    • Sport Management Professionals @ Work activities provide a cohesive thread to keep students focused on how sport managers use the concepts on the job.
    • Skill-Builder Exercises present real-world scenarios designed to help future managers handle day-to-day situations such as setting priorities, conducting job interviews, handling conflict, and coaching employees.
    • Sports and Social Media Exercises introduce students to the role of social media in managing sport organizations. Students review popular social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn and visit sport websites.
    • Game Plan for Starting a Sport Business features ask students to perform managerial tasks such as developing an organization structure and brainstorming ideas for leading employees.
    With Applied Sport Management Skills, students will be primed for an exciting career in sport management by gaining a thorough understanding of management theories and developing the acumen to apply them.

    Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is included with all new print books.


    Applied 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. The book is especially relevant to programs offering a management course taught by business faculty. Following COSMA and NASSM guidelines, it contains the management principles (planning, organizing, leading, and controlling) of traditional business books but with sport examples throughout the book.
    Part I. Introduction to Sport Management

    Chapter 1. Managing Sports
    Why Study Sport Management?
    The Sport Industry and Sport Management
    Sport Manager’s Responsibilities
    What Does It Take to Be a Successful Manager?
    What Do Sport Managers Do?
    How Do Managers Differ?
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 2. The Sport Industry Environment: Globalization, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
    Internal Environment and Quality in Sport
    External Environment
    Conducting Sport Business in a Global Environment
    Ethics in Sport Management
    Why Good People Use Unethical Behavior
    Guides to Ethical Behavior and Managing Ethics
    Social Responsibility and Sustainability
    Learning Aids

    Part II. Planning

    Chapter 3. Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making
    An Overview of Problem Solving and Decision Making
    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: Plan and Implement the Decision
    Step 6: Control the Results
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 4. Strategic and Operational Planning
    An Overview of Strategic and Operational Planning
    Strategic Process
    Analysis of the Environment
    Setting of Objectives
    Corporate-Level Strategy
    Business-Level Strategy
    Operational-Level Strategies
    Implementing and Controlling the Strategies
    Learning Aids

    Part III. Organizing

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

    Chapter 6. Managing Change, Culture, Innovation, and Diversity
    Managing Change
    Organizational Culture
    Innovation and Quality
    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I)
    Diversity Groups and Sports
    Organizational Development
    Learning Aids

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

    Part IV. Leading

    Chapter 8. Behavior in Organizations: Power, Politics, Conflict, and Stress
    Organizational Behavior and Thoughts
    Attitude Formation and Behavior
    Politics in the Office and on the Field
    Managing Conflict
    Collaboration Conflict Skills
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 9. Team Development
    Importance of Teamwork to Performance
    Group Performance Model
    Group Structure
    Group Process
    Stages of Group Development and Leadership Styles
    Getting to Better Meetings
    Learning Aids

    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 Emotions and Criticism
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 11. Motivating to Win
    Motivation and Performance
    Content-Based Motivation Theories
    Process-Based Motivation Theories
    Reinforcement Theory
    Putting Theory to Work Within the Motivational Process and Motivating Yourself
    Learning Aids

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

    Part V. Controlling

    Chapter 13. Controlling Quality, Financials, Productivity and Managing People
    Quality and Control Systems
    Control Process
    Frequency of Controls
    Financial Controls
    Managing People
    Managing Problem Employees
    Learning Aids

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

    Afterword: The Future of Sport Management
    Appendix: Careers in Sport Management
    Robert N. Lussier, PhD, is a professor emeritus of management at the birthplace of basketball, Springfield College, where more than one-third of the students compete in intercollegiate athletic teams. He has taught undergraduate and graduate sport management students for more than 30 years. He has also supervised sport internships and serves as an advisor for sport management research projects.

    Lussier was an intercollegiate cross country and track athlete and has coached at the college, high school, and youth levels. He is a prolific writer with more than 500 publications, including articles in top refereed journals, with more than 11,000 Google Scholar citations. Over two million people globally have used his textbooks, earning him an unsurpassed national and international reputation as an author. Dr. Lussier is the founder of Publish Don’t Perish ( Through his book Publish Don’t Perish: The Top Secrets to Get Published and workshops, he has helped hundreds of institutions and individuals in more than 80 countries get published.

    Dr. Lussier also provides consulting services to a wide array of commercial and nonprofit organizations. In fact, some of the material in the book was developed for such clients as Baystate Medical Center, Coca-Cola, Friendly’s, National Institute of Financial Education, Mead, Monsanto, Smith & Wesson, the Social Security Administration, the Visiting Nurse Association, and YMCAs.

    Dr. Lussier holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Salem State College, master’s degrees in business and education from Suffolk University, and a doctorate in management from the University of New Haven.

    David C. Kimball, PhD, is a professor of management and the director of the sport management program at Elms College. He teaches sport management and sport marketing courses. As coordinator of the sport management internship program, he has placed many students in internships that offer real-world experience.

    Kimball has helped develop and promote sporting events for organizations such as Junior Achievement and the JCC Maccabi Games, and he 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.

    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.

    Instructor guide. Lussier and Kimball have personally prepared chapter and lecture outlines; definitions of key terms; exercise ideas and suggestions for classroom use; and sample answers and solutions to the Time-Out and application exercises, review and discussion questions, and case study questions.

    Test package. Contains over 1,200 questions in true-false, multiple-choice, and essay formats. The files may be downloaded for integration with a learning management system or printed for use as paper-based tests. Instructors may also create their own customized quizzes or tests from the test bank questions to assign to students directly through HKPropel. Multiple-choice and true-false questions are automatically graded, and instructors can review student scores in the platform.

    Chapter quizzes. Contains ready-made quizzes (10 questions each) to assess student comprehension of the most important concepts in each chapter. Each quiz may be downloaded or assigned to students directly through HKPropel. The chapter assessments are automatically graded, and instructors can review student scores in the platform.

    Presentation package. Features more than 390 PowerPoint slides of text, artwork, and tables from the book that can be used for class discussion and presentation. The slides in the presentation package can be used directly within PowerPoint or printed to make handouts for students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides.

    Instructors also receive access to all student materials in HKPropel. For Applied Sport Management Skills, this includes unique learning activities and exercises that give students opportunities for applied learning.

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