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    Contemporary Sport Management returns with a new edition that makes this popular introductory text stronger and more applicable than ever for students who plan to enter, or are considering entering, the field of sport management.

    The sixth edition of Contemporary Sport Management offers the knowledge of 58 highly acclaimed contributors, 25 of them new to this work. Together, they present a wide array of cultural and educational backgrounds, offer a complete and contemporary overview of the field, and represent the diversity that is noteworthy of this profession.

    This latest edition offers much new and updated material:

    • A new chapter on analytics in the sport industry
    • New and updated international sidebars for each of the book’s 21 chapters, with accompanying questions in the web study guide
    • New professional profiles showcasing the diversity in the field
    • Streamlined chapters on sport management history and sociological aspects of sport management, emphasizing the issues most relevant to today’s sports managers
    • Updated sidebars and learning features, including Historical Moment sections, chapter objectives, key terms, social media sidebars, sections on applied practice and critical thinking, and more
    In addition, Contemporary Sport Management offers an array of student and instructor ancillaries:
    • A revamped web study guide that contains over 200 activities, presented through recurring features such as Day in the Life, Job Opportunities, and Learning in Action
    • An instructor guide that houses a sample syllabus, instruction on how to use the web study guide, a section on promoting critical thinking in sport management, lecture outlines, chapter summaries, and case studies from the journal Case Studies in Sport Management to help students apply the content to real-world situations
    • A test package and chapter quizzes that combine to offer 850 questions, in true/false, fill-in-the-blank, short answer, and multiple choice formats
    • A presentation package of 350 slides covering the key points of each chapter, as well as an image bank of the art, tables, and content photos from the book
    This new edition addresses each of the common professional component topical areas that COSMA (the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation) considers essential for professional preparation: sport management foundations, functions, environment, experiential learning, and career development.

    Contemporary Sport Management is organized into four parts. Part I provides an overview of the field and the important leadership concepts associated with it. Part II details the major settings in which many sport management positions are carried out. In part III, readers learn about the key functional areas of sport management, including sport marketing, sport consumer behavior, sport communication, sport facility and event management, and more. And in part IV, readers examine current sport management issues, including how sport management interfaces with law, sociology, globalization, analytics, and research.

    Every chapter includes a section or vignette on international aspects of the field and ethics in sport management. This text particularly focuses on the ability to make principled, ethical decisions and on the ability to think critically. These two issues, of critical importance to sport managers, are examined and analyzed in detail in this book.

    Contemporary Sport Management, Sixth Edition, will broaden students’ understanding of sport management issues, including international issues and cultures, as it introduces them to all the aspects of the field they need to know as they prepare to enter the profession. With its up-to-date revisions and new inclusions, its internationally renowned stable of contributors, and its array of pedagogical aids, this latest edition of Contemporary Sport Management maintains its reputation as the groundbreaking and authoritative introductory text in the field.


    Text for undergraduate courses in sport management and sport business. Reference for libraries and students.

    Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction to Sport Management

    Chapter 1. Managing Sport

    Paul M. Pedersen, PhD; Lucie Thibault, PhD

    Defining Sport and Sport Management

    Nature and Scope of the Sport Industry

    Unique Aspects of Sport Management

    Sport Management Competencies

    Future Challenges and Opportunities

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 2. Developing a Professional Perspective

    Sally R. Ross, PhD; Brian P. McCullough, PhD; Susan E.C. Simmons, PhD

    Professional Preparation

    Professional Attitude

    Career Planning and Management

    Information for Occupational Success

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 3. Historical Aspects of the Sport Business Industry

    Elizabeth A. Gregg, PhD; Brenda G. Pitts, EdD; Paul M. Pedersen, PhD

    Historical Aspects of Commercialization in Sport

    Historical Aspects of the Sport Market

    Critical Thinking in the History of the Sport Business Industry

    Ethics in the History of the Sport Business Industry

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 4. Management Concepts and Practice in Sport Organizations

    Kathy Babiak, PhD; Kathryn L. Heinze, PhD; Lucie Thibault, PhD

    Organization Defined

    Organizational Environment

    Organizational Effectiveness

    Organizational Structure

    Organizational Design

    Structure and Design of Sport Organizations


    Organizational Culture

    Organizational Change

    Critical Thinking in Sport Organizations

    Ethics in Sport Organizations

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 5. Managing and Leading in Sport Organizations

    Shannon Kerwin, PhD; Ming Li, EdD; Laura J. Burton, PhD

    Theoretical Approaches to Management

    Management Functions

    Classifications of Managers

    Managerial Skills


    Decision Making, Authority, and Power

    Human Resource Management

    Organizational Diversity

    Critical Thinking in Sport Managing and Leading

    Ethics in the Leadership of Sport Organizations

    Learning Aids

    Part II. Selected Sport Management Sites

    Chapter 6. Community and Youth Sport

    Marlene A. Dixon, PhD; Jennifer E. McGarry, PhD; Justin Evanovich, PhD

    Origins of Community Sport

    Youth Sport History

    Definition of Community Sport

    Size and Scope of Community Sport

    Types of Community Sport Organizations

    Management Challenges

    Adult Community Sport Offerings

    Youth Sport Offerings

    Critical Thinking in Youth and Community Sport

    Ethics in Community and Youth Sport

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 7. Interscholastic Athletics

    Eric W. Forsyth, PhD; Tywan G. Martin, PhD; Warren A. Whisenant, PhD

    Arrival of Interscholastic Athletics

    Governance of Interscholastic Athletics

    Value of Interscholastic Athletics Programs

    Participation Numbers

    Operating Models

    Careers in Interscholastic Athletics

    Issues Facing Interscholastic Athletics

    Critical Thinking in Interscholastic Athletics

    Ethics in Interscholastic Athletics

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 8. Intercollegiate Athletics

    Ellen J. Staurowsky, EdD; Robertha Abney, PhD; Nicholas M. Watanabe, PhD

    Origins of Intercollegiate Athletics Governance

    College Sport Finance

    Intercollegiate Athletics Administrators

    Critical Thinking in Intercollegiate Athletics

    Ethics in Intercollegiate Athletics

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 9. Professional Sport

    Jacqueline McDowell, PhD; Amy Chan Hyung Kim, PhD; Natasha T. Brison, PhD

    Historical Aspects of Professional Sport

    Unique Aspects of Professional Sport

    Revenue Sources for Professional Sport Teams

    Future Challenges Facing Professional Sport

    Career Opportunities in Professional Sport

    Critical Thinking in Professional Sport

    Ethics in Professional Sport

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 10. Sport Management and Marketing Agencies

    Catherine Lahey, MBA, MSBM; Jezali Lubenetski, MBA, MSBM; Danielle Smith, MBA, MSBM

    Functions of Sport Management and Marketing Agencies

    Types of Sport Management and Marketing Agencies

    Careers in Agencies

    Challenges Facing Agencies

    Critical Thinking in Agency Activities

    Ethical Issues in Sport Management and Marketing Agencies

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 11. Sport Tourism

    Heather Gibson, PhD; Sheranne Fairley, PhD; Millicent Kennelly, PhD

    Tourism and the Tourism Industry

    Defining Sport Tourism

    Sustainability and Sport Tourism

    Critical Thinking in Sport Tourism

    Ethics in Sport Tourism

    Learning Aids

    Part III. Selected Sport Management Functions

    Chapter 12. Sport Marketing

    Ketra L. Armstrong, PhD; Patrick Walsh, PhD; Windy Dees, PhD

    Developing a Sport Marketing Plan

    Market Research

    Critical Thinking in Sport Marketing

    Ethics in Sport Marketing

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 13. Sport Consumer Behavior

    Andrea N. Geurin, PhD; Cara Wright, PhD; James J. Zhang, PED

    Understanding the Individual as a Sport Consumer

    Group Influences on the Sport Consumer

    Situational Influences on the Sport Consumer

    Consumer Decision Making in Sport

    Sport Consumer Behavior Challenges and Issues

    Critical Thinking in Sport Consumer Behavior

    Ethics in Sport Consumer Behavior

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 14. Communication in the Sport Industry

    G. Clayton Stoldt, EdD; Stephen W. Dittmore, PhD; Paul M. Pedersen, PhD

    Theoretical Framework of Sport Communication

    Strategic Sport Communication Model

    Media Relations in Sport

    Community Relations in Sport

    Critical Thinking in Sport Communication

    Ethics in Sport Communication

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 15. Finance and Economics in the Sport Industry

    Timothy D. DeSchriver, EdD; Marion E. Hambrick, PhD; Daniel F. Mahony, PhD

    Current Financial Situation of U.S. Professional Sport

    Current Financial Situation of U.S. College Athletics

    Economics of Sport

    Overview of Financial Management

    Sources of Revenues and Expenses for Sport Organizations

    Careers in Financial Management for Sport Organizations

    Critical Thinking in Sport Finance and Economics

    Ethics in Sport Finance and Economics

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 16. Sport Facility and Event Management

    Stacey A. Hall, PhD; Amanda L. Paule-Koba, PhD; Brianna Newland, DSM

    Types of Facilities

    Facility Management

    Event Management

    Critical Thinking in Sport Facility and Event Management

    Ethics in Sport Facility and Event Management

    Learning Aids

    Part IV. Current Challenges in Sport Management

    Chapter 17. Legal Considerations in Sport Management

    Anita M. Moorman, JD; R. Christopher Reynolds, PhD, JD; Amanda Siegrist, JD

    Basics of Law

    U.S. Constitution

    Federal Legislation

    State Legal Systems

    Summary of Fundamental Sport Law Components

    Future Challenges

    Critical Thinking in Sport Law

    Ethics in Sport Law

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 18. Sociological Aspects of Sport

    Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD; Mary Jo Kane, PhD; Nancy Lough, PhD

    Social Significance of Sport

    Benefits of Sport

    Dark Side of Sport

    Sport as a Vehicle for Social Transformation

    Implications for Sport Managers

    Critical Thinking in Sport Sociology

    Ethics in Sport Sociology

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 19. A North American Perspective on International Sport

    Ceyda Mumcu, PhD; Sylvia Trendafilova, PhD; Lucie Thibault, PhD

    What Is International Sport?

    Expansion of International Sport

    Current Issues in International Sport

    Essentials for Aspiring International Sport Managers

    Forecasting the Future: International Sport 2014 and Beyond

    Critical Thinking in International Sport

    Ethics in International Sport

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 20. Analytics in the Sport Industry

    Kevin Mongeon, PhD; David P. Hedlund, PhD; Ryan Spalding, PhD

    Sport Analytics Process

    Sport Analytics Techniques

    Critical Thinking in Sport Analytics

    Ethics in Sport Analytics

    Sport Analytics in Practice

    Chapter 21. Sport Management Research

    Nola Agha, PhD; Jess C. Dixon, PhD; Brendan Dwyer, PhD

    Research Questions

    Why Sport Managers Need to Understand Research

    What Is Sport Management Research?

    Key Concepts

    Current Challenges in Sport Management Research

    Future of Sport Management Research

    Critical Thinking in Sport Management Research

    Ethics in Sport Management Research

    Learning Aids

    About the Editor

    Paul M. Pedersen, PhD, is a professor of sport management and the director of the sport management program in the School of Public Health at Indiana University at Bloomington (IU). He has worked as a sports writer, sport management consultant, and sport business columnist. Pedersen's primary areas of scholarly interest and research are the symbiotic relationship between sport and communication, and the activities and practices of various sport organization personnel.

    A research fellow of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), Pedersen has published eight books (including Handbook of Sport Communication, Research Methods and Design in Sport Management, and Strategic Sport Communication) and over 95 articles in peer-reviewed outlets such as the Journal of Sport Management, European Sport Management Quarterly, Sport Marketing Quarterly, International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, Sociology of Sport Journal, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, and Journal of Sports Economics. He has also been a part of more than 100 refereed presentations at professional conferences and more than 50 invited presentations, including invited addresses in China, Denmark, Hungary, Norway, and South Korea. He has been interviewed and quoted in publications as diverse as the New York Times and China Daily.

    Founder and editor in chief of the International Journal of Sport Communication, he serves on the editorial board of 10 journals. A 2011 inductee into the Golden Eagle Hall of Fame (East High School in Pueblo, Colorado), Pedersen lives in Bloomington, Indiana, with his wife, Jennifer, and their two youngest children, Brock and Carlie. Their two oldest children also live in Bloomington and attend IU: Zack is an undergraduate student, and Hallie is a graduate student.

    Lucie Thibault, PhD, is a professor in the department of sport management at Brock University in Ontario, Canada. She has taught at Brock since 2002. Thibault has also taught at the University of British Columbia and the University of Ottawa. In her quarter century of teaching, Thibault has taught courses in organizational theory, organizational behavior, ethics in sport, globalization of sport, and policy and social issues in sport.

    Thibault serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics as well as the European Sport Management Quarterly. She has held the roles of associate editor and editor of the Journal of Sport Management. She is a member of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and was named a research fellow of NASSM in 2001. In 2008, Thibault was awarded the Earle F. Zeigler Lecture Award from NASSM for her scholarly and leadership contributions to the field.

    Thibault’s 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. She has been an invited speaker at many conferences around the world. Her research has appeared in numerous scholarly journals, including the Journal of Sport Management, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Huuman Relations, Leisure Studies, European Sport Management Quarterly, International Journal for Sport Policy and Politics, and Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.

    Thibault resides in the Niagara region of Ontario.


    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors and available online.

    Instructor guide. Includes a sample syllabus, a special section on promoting critical thinking in sport management, lecture outlines, and chapter summaries.

    Test package. Feature hundreds of questions, in multiple choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, and short answer formats.

    Chapter quizzes. Contains a bank of questions, approximately 10 per chapter, which instructors can use to track student progress and comprehension.

    Presentation package plus image bank. Features 350 slides that cover the key points of each chapter. The image bank contains the art, tables, and content photos from the book.

    Web study guide. Contains activities in various formats, as well as assignments.

    The web study guide is also available for purchase separately • ISBN 978-1-4925-5783-8

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