Skip to Content

Organizational Behaviour in Sport

By Bob Stewart, James Skinner

Routledge – 2013 – 288 pages

Series: Foundations of Sport Management

Purchasing Options:

  • Paperback: $53.95
    978-0-415-67176-7
    December 1st 2014
    Not yet available
  • Hardback: $160.00
    978-0-415-67175-0
    December 1st 2014
    Not yet available

Description

  • What makes the sports organization different from other commercial organizations?
  • How can managers in sport improve organizational effectiveness?

Sport is a special kind of commercial enterprise. Whether it’s the ability to engender exceptionally high levels of commitment and loyalty or the fact that the employees (athletes) are simultaneously the service provider and the product, the sports organization is different.

This comprehensive and accessible textbook examines the key theories that are used to underpin organizational analysis in sport, helping the student and practitioner to understand the different types of behaviour that occur within the sports organization and to develop ways of managing that behaviour more effectively. The book explores behaviour on individual, interpersonal, group and whole organization levels, and develops an evidence-based framework for analysis built around key concepts such as:

  • motivation
  • rewards and incentives
  • interpersonal relationships
  • power, influence and leadership
  • culture and ideology
  • conflict, disputes and grievances
  • anxiety, stress and alienation
  • equity and inclusion.

With international case-studies and data, review questions and useful guides to further reading included in every chapter, no other textbook develops critical skills or an awareness of ethical issues as effectively as this book. It is important reading for all students and practitioners working in sport, leisure or recreation management.

Contents

1. Understanding the Sport Environment: Its Unique Contextual Factors 2. Organisational Behaviour. What is it in a Sport Context? 3. Individual Differences, Organisational Learning and Perceptions 4. Attitudes and Job Satisfaction 5. Personality and Values 6. Emotions and Moods 7. Motivation and Application 8. Group Behaviour 9. Communicating in a Sports Context 10. Managing Politics and Power 11. Managing Organisational Conflict 12. Strategic Management and Alliances 13. Organisational Culture 14. Organisational Change and Development 15. Leadership and Contemporary Issues

Author Bio

Prof. James Skinner is Head of Department in the Griffith Business School at Griffith University, Australia.

Prof. Bob Stewart is Associate Professor in the School of Sport and Exercise Science at Victoria University, Australia.

Name: Organizational Behaviour in Sport (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Bob Stewart, James Skinner. What makes the sports organization different from other commercial organizations? How can managers in sport improve organizational effectiveness? Sport is a special kind of commercial enterprise. Whether it’s the ability to engender...
Categories: Sports Management, Organizational Studies, Sports Business, Sport & Leisure Industries, Leisure Management, Sports Administration