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International Sport Management 2nd Edition epub

International Sport Management 2nd Edition epub

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    International Sport Management is the first comprehensive textbook devoted to the organization, governance, business activities, and cross-cultural context of modern sport on an international level. As the sport industry continues its global expansion, this textbook serves as an invaluable guide for readers as they build careers that require an international understanding of the relationships, influences, and responsibilities in sport management.

    Through a systematic presentation of topics and issues in international sport, this textbook offers a long-overdue guide for students in this burgeoning subfield in sport management. Editors Li, MacIntosh, and Bravo have assembled contributors from all corners of the globe to present a truly international perspective on the topic. With attention to diversity and multiple viewpoints, each chapter is authored by distinguished academics and practitioners in the field. A foreword by esteemed sport management scholar Dr. Earle Zeigler emphasizes the importance of a dedicated study of the issues in international sport management.

    All chapters in the text use a global perspective to better showcase how international sport operates in various geopolitical environments and cultures. The text is arranged in five parts, each serving a unique purpose:

    •To outline the issues associated with international sport management

    •To examine sport using a unique perspective that emphasizes its status as a global industry

    •To introduce the structure of governance in international sport

    •To examine the management essentials in international sport

    •To apply these strategies in the business segments of sport marketing, sport media and information technology, sport facilities and design, sport event management, and sport tourism

    Written to engage students, International Sport Management contains an array of learning aids to assist with comprehension of the material. It includes case studies and sidebars that apply the concepts to real-world situations and demonstrate the varied issues, challenges, and opportunities affecting sport management worldwide. Chapter objectives, key terms, learning activities, summaries, and discussion questions guide learning in this wide-ranging subject area. In addition, extensive reference sections support the work of practitioners in the field.

    With International Sport Management, both practicing and future sport managers can develop an increased understanding of the range of intercultural competencies necessary for success in the field. Using a framework of strategic and total-quality management, the text allows readers to examine global issues from an ethical perspective and uncover solutions to complex challenges that sport managers face. With this approach, readers will learn how to combine business practices with knowledge in international sport to lead their current and future careers.

    International Sport Management offers readers a multifaceted view of the issues, challenges, and opportunities in international sport management as well as the major functional areas that govern international sport. The text provides students, academics, and practitioners with critical insights into the practice of business as it applies to international sport.


    A textbook for upper-undergraduate and graduate courses in international sport management; a reference for study abroad courses and libraries.

    Part I. Issues in International Sport Management

    Chapter 1.
    Development of Globally Competent Sport Managers
    Michael Pfahl, PhD; Ming Li, EdD; Eric W. MacIntosh, PhD
    Key Concepts
    Emerging Sports
    Emerging Markets
    Development of International Competencies for Sport Managers
    Chapter 2. The Globalized Sport Industry: Historical Perspectives
    James J. Zhang, PhD; Demetrius W. Pearson, PhD; Tyreal Y. Qian, MS; Euisoo Kim, MBA
    Growth of Sport During the Industrial Revolution
    Spread of American Sporting Values
    International Athletic Arms Race and Militarism
    Globalization of Sport in the Late 20th Century
    Globalization of the Sporting Goods Industry
    International Migration and Sport
    Sport Labor Movement
    Benefits of International Athletes in Sport Teams and Leagues

    Part II. Field of Play in International Sport

    Chapter 3.
    Sport in North America
    Michael Odio, PhD; Shannon Kerwin, PhD
    Geographical Description and Demographics
    Background and Role of Sport
    Governance of Sport
    Management of Sport
    Major Sport Events
    Chapter 4. Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean
    Gonzalo A. Bravo, PhD; Charles Parrish, PhD
    Geographical Description and Background
    Role of Sport
    Governance of Sport
    Economics of Sport
    Management of Sport
    Major Sport Events
    Chapter 5. Sport in Western Europe
    Brice Lefèvre, PhD; Guillaume Routier, PhD; Guillaume Bodet, PhD
    Geographical Description, Demographics, and Background
    Role of Sport
    Governance of Sport
    Economics of Sport
    Management of Sport
    Major Sport Events
    Sport Participation
    Chapter 6. Sport in Eastern Europe
    Peter Smolianov, PhD
    Geographical Description, Demographics, and Background
    Role of Sport
    Governance, Management, and Economics of Sport
    Major Sport Events
    Chapter 7. Sport in Africa
    Jepkorir Rose Chepyator-Thomson, PhD; Samuel M. Adodo, PhD; Emma Ariyo, MS
    Geographical Description, Demographics, and Background
    Role of Sport
    Governance of Sport
    Economics of Sport
    Management of Sport
    Major Sport Events
    Chapter 8. Sport in the Arab World
    Mahfoud Amara, PhD
    Geographical Description, Demographics, and Background
    Role of Sport
    Economics of Sport
    Governance of Sport
    Major Sport Events
    Management of Sport
    Chapter 9. Sport in Oceania
    Trish Bradbury, PhD; Popi Sotiriadou, PhD
    Geographical Description, Demographics, and Background
    Role of Sport
    Governance of Sport
    Economics of Sport
    Management of Sport
    Major Sport Events
    Chapter 10. Sport in South Asia and Southeast Asia
    Megat A. Kamaluddin Megat Daud, PhD; Wirdati M. Radzi, PhD; Govindasamy Balasekaran, PhD
    Geographical Description, Demographics, and Background
    Role of Sport
    Governance of Sport
    Economics of Sport
    Management of Sport
    Major Sport Events
    Chapter 11. Sport in Northeast Asia
    Yong Jae Ko, PhD; Di Xie, PhD; Kazuhiko Kimura, MS
    Geographical Description, Demographics, and Background
    Role of Sport
    Governance of Sport
    Professional Sport
    Major Sport Events

    Part III. Governance in International Sport

    Chapter 12.
    Olympic and Paralympic Sport
    David Legg, PhD; Laura Misener, PhD; Ted Fay, PhD
    Formation of the IOC and IPC
    Olympic and Paralympic Organization Structure and Governance
    Relationships With Outside Stakeholders
    History and Commercial Development of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
    Considerations for Staging the Games
    Social and Ethical Issues in Olympic and Paralympic Sport
    Chapter 13. International Sport Federations
    Li Chen, PhD; Chia-Chen Yu, EdD
    What Are International Federations?
    International Federations and National Federations
    Management of International Federations
    Chapter 14. The World Anti-Doping Agency and Ethics in Sport
    Clayton Bolton, EdD; Samantha Roberts, PhD
    Ethics and Ethical Behavior in Sport
    Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sport
    World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)
    Challenges in the Fight Against PED Use in Sport
    Chapter 15. Professional Sport Leagues and Tours
    James Skinner, PhD; Jacqueline Mueller, MS; Steve Swanson, PhD
    Structure and Governance
    Economic Nature
    Revenue Sources
    Competition Among Leagues
    Chapter 16. Youth Sport Events and Festivals
    Anna-Maria Strittmatter, PhD; Milena M. Parent, PhD
    Governance and Stakeholders
    Value of Youth Sport Events
    Implications for Sport Managers and Researchers

    Part IV. Management Essentials in International Sport

    Chapter 17.
    Intercultural Management in Sport Organizations: The Importance of Human Resource Management
    Eric W. MacIntosh, PhD; Gonzalo A. Bravo, PhD
    Why Intercultural Management Matters
    National Culture
    Organizational Culture
    Culture Shock and the Role of Human Resources
    Employee Socialization
    Chapter 18. Macroeconomics of International Sport
    Holger Preuss, PhD; Kevin Heisey, PhD
    Role of Sport in a National Economy
    Macroeconomic Effects of Sport
    Tangible and Intangible Effects
    Primary Impact of a Sport Event
    Multiplier Effect
    Long- and Short-Term Benefits From Sport and the Legacy Effect
    Chapter 19. The Business of International Sport
    David J. Shonk, PhD; Doyeon Won, PhD; Ho Keat Leng, PhD
    Amateur Participant Sports
    Spectator Sports

    Part V. International Sport Business Strategies

    Chapter 20.
    International Sport Marketing
    Gashaw Abeza, PhD; Benoit Seguin, PhD
    Nature and Unique Aspects of Sport Business
    Sport Marketing Basics
    Nature of the Professional Sport Team “Product” in a Global Setting
    Nature of Sport Consumption
    International Sport and Sponsorship
    Olympic Brand
    Chapter 21. Digital Media in International Sport
    Michael L. Naraine, PhD; Adam J. Karg, PhD
    Social Media
    Fantasy Sport
    Future of Digital Media Engagement
    Chapter 22. International Sport Tourism
    Kamilla Swart, EdD; Douglas Michele Turco, PhD
    Core Principles and Terms
    Economic Impact
    Social Costs and Benefits
    Legacy Effects
    Planning and Evaluation

    Part VI. Frontiers and Challenges in International Sport

    Chapter 23.
    Corruption in International Sport
    Samantha Roberts, PhD; Clayton Bolton, EdD
    Defining Corruption
    Types of Corruption
    To Cheat or Not to Cheat?
    Implications for Stakeholders
    Tackling Corruption
    Gray Area
    Chapter 24. Corporate Social Responsibility, Sport, and Development
    Mitchell McSweeney, MA; Bruce Kidd, PhD; Lyndsay Hayhurst, PhD
    Defining Corporate Social Responsibility
    Emergence of Corporate Social Responsibility
    Corporate Social Responsibility in Sport
    Understanding Corporate Social Responsibility in Sport
    Corporate Social Responsibility, Sport, and International Development
    United Nations Global Compact
    Chapter 25. International Sport Management: A Way Forward
    Alison Doherty, PhD; Tracy Taylor, PhD
    International Sport Management Research Agenda
    Conducting International Sport Management Research
    Eric MacIntosh, PhD, is an associate professor of sport management at the University of Ottawa in Canada. MacIntosh researches and teaches on various organizational behavior topics, covering concepts such as culture, leadership, satisfaction, and socialization. His principal research interests are the functioning of the organization and how a favorable culture can transmit positively internally and outwardly into the marketplace.

    MacIntosh has consulted for and conducted research with many prominent national and international sport organizations, including the Commonwealth Games Federation, NHL, Right to Play, U Sports, and Youth Olympic Games. He is well published in leading peer-reviewed sport management journals and is a member of several prominent editorial boards.

    Gonzalo A. Bravo, PhD, is an associate professor of sport management at West Virginia University in the United States. A native of Santiago, Chile, Bravo has a master’s degree in sport administration from Penn State University and a doctorate in sport management from Ohio State University. Before joining academia, he worked as sport director in a large sport organization in Chile.

    His research examines policy and governance aspects of sport as well as organizational behavior in sport. His work has been published in journals such as International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, Managing Sport and Leisure, International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, and the Journal of Sport Management. He is also the coeditor of Sport in Latin America: Policy, Organization, Management (Routledge, 2016) and the author of Sport Mega Events in Emerging Economies (Palgrave, 2018).

    He is a founding member of the Latin American Association for Sport Management (ALGEDE) and the Latin American Association of Sociocultural Studies of Sport (ALESDE). In 2016, Bravo completed a sabbatical in Brazil, and from 2014 to 2017 he was a visiting scholar at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Latin American Studies.

    Ming Li, EdD, was a professor of sports administration and the chair of the department of sports administration in the College of Business at Ohio University in the United States. Li received his doctorate in sport administration from the University of Kansas. 

    Li was a former president of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and served as commissioner of the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). He was a member of the editorial board of Journal of Sport Management and Sport Marketing Quarterly and coauthored two books in sport management. He was a guest professor at six institutions in China, including the Central University of Finance and Economics and Tianjin University of Sport.

    Li served as an Olympic envoy for the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. He also served as a consultant for the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games organizing committee.

    Li passed away in 2022. 

    "The learning activities throughout the book are a particularly innovative way to encourage readers to think outside of their own experiences and culture. Before this book was published, students and even professors likely had to rely on personal or anecdotal experience or a limited amount of research on these concepts. The incorporation of the real-life case studies provides a wide variety of examples on how those concepts have been put into practice."

    --Doody's Book Review

    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.

    Instructor guide. Features a sample syllabus, suggested laboratory activities, and class projects. It also includes tips on how to incorporate the case studies (presented in the book) into the course to maximize the practical learning experience for students.

    Test package. Features over 200 questions in multiple-choice, true-or-false, essay, and fill-in-the-blank formats.

    Presentation package. Includes over 280 PowerPoint text and illustration slides that instructors can use for class discussion and demonstration. The slides in the presentation package can be used directly in PowerPoint or be 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.