International Perspectives on the Management of Sport
Edited by Trevor Slack, Milena M. Parent
Routledge – 2007 – 360 pages
International Perspectives on the Management of Sport is the first multi-contributed book that addresses the various aspects of sport management by some of the most brilliant experts throughout the world. Drawing on the knowledge of international sport management gurus, this book provides cutting-edge ideas from those at the forefront of the industry. A particular emphasis is placed on the rapidly evolving fields of Organizational Theory and Economic Policy and their relation to sport.
Contributors include Wladimir Andreff, Laurence Chalip, Jean-Loup Chappelet, Packianathan Chelladurai, Rodney Fort, Bill Gerard, Dennis Howard, Trevor Slack and many others.
"An ambitious book that delivers on all criteria. Slack and Parent have assembled an impressive set of contributors, comprising both established leaders in their respective fields and exciting young researchers, who have produced a book that provides comprehensive and theoretically informed coverage of the major concerns in contemporary sport management. Essential reading."
Professor Barrie Houlihan, Institute of Sport and Leisure Policy, Loughborough University, UK.
1. Introduction Part 1: Institutions and Environments 2. Athletic fundraising and institutional development: Friend or foe? 3. Understanding sport participation – A cross level analysis from the perspectives of new institutionalism and Bourdieu 4. Network perspectives of sport organizations 5. The political economy of managing outdoor sport environments 6. The institutional dimension of the sports economy in transition countries Part 2: Professional Leagues 7. The competitive balance within and between European football countries 8. Beyond competitive balance 9. Transactions cost variation and vertical integration: Major League Baseball’s minor league affiliates 10. Organization specific training and player salaries: Evidence from the National Basketball Association Part 3: Event and Voluntary Organizations 11. The governance of the International Olympic Committee 12. Structural factors impacting the volunteer-professional staff relationship in large-scale sporting eventsChapter 13: A typology of sport sponsorship activity 14. Understanding Control in Voluntary Sport Organizations 15. Sports clubs – Computer usage – Emotions
Trevor Slack is a widely published authority on sport management and sport organisations. He currently holds the position of Canada Research Chair and the International Institute for the Study of Sport Management. A former competitive figure skater and coach,
Milena Parent is working on a PhD in sport management. Her doctoral research relates to organisation theory and strategic management of large-scale sporting events.