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Organizational Behavior in Sport Management

Organizational Behavior in Sport Management

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    Book

    Organizational Behavior in Sport Management fills a gap in sport management literature by exploring the key organizational behavior topics in sport organization settings.

    The text covers issues such as diversity, ethics, values, behavior, leadership, and much more.

    Book Features

    Organizational Behavior in Sport Management offers the following features:

    Learning objectives and discussion questions for each chapter that help students conceptualize, retain, and understand the content

    Case studies with discussion questions to help students apply the concepts from each chapter

    In the Boardroom sidebars that use real-life examples from organizations within the field to highlight key topics

    The In the Boardroom sidebars reflect best practices for various levels of numerous sport organizations, affording readers a great range of applications in the sport management world.

    Instructor Guide

    In addition, the text has an online instructor guide that includes chapter objectives, discussion questions from the text (and their answers), discussion questions for case studies (and their answers), suggestions for integrating the case studies into lectures, links to recommended websites, assignments, class projects, essay ideas, and lists of suggested readings.

    Focus of Book

    Organizational Behavior in Sport Management presents classical research in organizational behavior as well as up-to-date knowledge from the field of sport management. The authors offer information on individual, intrapersonal, interpersonal, and organizational processes that are fundamental to working within a sport organization, placing equal emphasis on what managers of sport organizations need to understand about human behavior and what each person brings to the work situation in terms of his or her own attitudes, thoughts, perceptions, and skills.

    The authors emphasize empowering employees and understanding their needs and desires regarding work, as opposed to managing employees in one particular way. With this in mind, the authors discuss the roles of sport organization administrators and executives, volunteers, employees, and players and coaches of sport teams, exploring how they behave independently as well as how they interact with each other.

    An Understanding of Organizational Behavior

    Organizational Behavior in Sport Management offers a foundational and contemporary look at the inner workings of sport organizations, providing numerous real-life examples from throughout the country and grounding students in the key behavioral and managerial issues that leaders, managers, and employees in sport organizations face today. As such, this text answers the key questions of why we do what we do at work, why others behave as they do, and how our interpretation of events and behaviors is subject to our own biases. In the process, students will gain an understanding of the most important organizational behavior topics and get a glimpse of how they could successfully function in a sport organization.

    Audience

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

    Table of Contents

    Part I. Organizational Behavior in Sport Organizations

    Chapter 1. Importance of Organizational Behavior in Sport

    Importance of Understanding OB

    Creating a People-Centered Strategy

    Organizations as Open Systems

    Acquiring Knowledge and Experience in Sport Management

    Summary

    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 2. Understanding Diversity

    Understanding Social Identity

    Diversity Management and Inclusive Organizations

    Outcomes Associated With Diversity Management

    Challenges to Diversity in Sport Organizations

    Does Diversity Training Work?

    Summary

    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 3. Ethics in Sport Organizations

    Ethics

    Developing an Ethical Environment in Sport Organizations

    Importance of Leadership in Developing an Ethical Environment

    Codes of Ethics

    Ethical Decision Making

    Ethical Guidelines in Human Resource Management

    Corporate Social Responsibility

    Future Challenges in Ethical Operations of Sport Organizations

    Summary

    Discussion Questions

    Part II. Managing the Individual

    Chapter 4. Understanding Personality and Attitudes

    Intelligence

    Understanding Personality

    Personality and Emotional Intelligence

    Cognitive Concepts in Personality

    Motivational Concepts in Personality

    Interactional Approach

    Attributions in Organizational Behavior

    Attitude

    Important Attitudes in Sport Organization Workplaces

    Summary

    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 5. Learning, Motivation, Training, and Development

    Learning in Sport Organizations

    Motivation Through Goal Setting

    Performance in Sport Organizations

    Training and Development to Enhance Individual Performance

    Summary

    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 6. Job Satisfaction and Design

    Understanding Job Satisfaction and Job Dissatisfaction

    Enhancing Job Satisfaction

    Stakeholder Satisfaction in Sport

    Summary

    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 7. Stress and Well-Being

    Causes of Stress

    Negative and Positive Types of Stress

    Stress in the Competitive Sport Environment

    Trauma and Stress in Sport

    Dealing With Stress

    Preventing Stress From Becoming Burnout

    Summary

    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 8. Socialization and Integration

    Process of Socialization

    Easing New Members Into the Workforce

    Socialization Contexts

    Temporary Versus Enduring Organizations

    Internationalization of Sport

    Summary

    Discussion Questions

    Part III. Managing the Group

    Chapter 9. Leadership and Development

    History of Leadership Research

    Leadership Research in Sport

    Summary

    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 10. Decision Making

    Programmed Versus Nonprogrammed Decisions

    Rational Model of Decision Making

    Administrative Model of Decision Making

    Garbage Can Model of Decision Making

    Individual Decision Making

    Risk Taking in the Decision-Making Process

    Decision-Making Challenges

    Group Decision Making

    Summary

    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 11. Effective Teamwork

    Overview of Teams and Teamwork

    Team Development

    Team Roles

    Team Effectiveness

    Team Cohesion

    Social Loafing

    Common Team-Related Challenges

    Summary

    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 12. Conflict, Negotiation, and Power

    Conflict

    Negotiation

    Individual Types of Power

    Summary

    Discussion Questions

    Part IV. Managing the Organization

    Chapter 13. Communication in the Organization

    Interpersonal Communication

    Communicating Through Social Media

    Common Communication Forms

    Summary

    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 14. Organizational Culture

    Where OC Research Began and Where It Is Today

    Levels of Awareness

    Espoused Versus Experienced OC

    Integrating the Employee Into the Culture

    OC Scholarship in Sport

    Summary

    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 15. Organizational Change

    Organizational Change in Sport

    Lewin’s Models: Change Management and Force Field Analysis

    Greiner’s Patterns of Organizational Change

    Sport Management Research on Organizational Change

    Summary

    Discussion Questions

    About the Author

    Eric MacIntosh, PhD, is an associate professor of sport management at the University of Ottawa in Canada. Dr. MacIntosh researches and teaches on various organizational behavior topics, covering concepts such as culture, leadership, satisfaction, and socialization. His principal research interests delve into the functioning of the organization and how a favorable culture can transmit positively internally and outwardly into the marketplace. Dr. MacIntosh has consulted for and conducted research with many prominent national and international sport organizations (e.g., Commonwealth Games Federation, NHL, Right to Play, U Sports, Youth Olympic Games). He is well published in leading peer-reviewed sport management journals and is a member of several prominent editorial boards. He is also the coeditor of International Sport Management.

    Laura J. Burton, PhD, is an associate professor of sport management in the department of educational leadership within the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. Her research interests include understanding leadership in organizations (particularly sport organizations) and exploring development, access, and success in leadership. Her work focuses on issues of gender in leadership contexts, specifically how stereotypes and discrimination affect women in sport leadership. She has served as the editor of the Journal of Intercollegiate Sport and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Sport Management. She has been published in the Journal of Sport Management, Sport Management Review, and Sex Roles. She is coeditor of Women in Sport Leadership: Research and Practice for Change, published in 2017, and the textbook Sport Leadership in the 21st Century, published in 2014.

    Ancillaries

    The instructor guide includes chapter objectives, discussion questions from the text (and their answers), discussion questions for case studies (and their answers), suggestions for integrating the case studies into lectures, links to recommended websites, assignments, class projects, essay ideas, and lists of suggested readings.

    All ancillary materials for this text are FREE to course adopters and available online.