International Sport Management

by Eric MacIntosh, Gonzalo Bravo & Ming Li
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Publisher: Human Kinetics, Inc.

Publication Date: March 05, 2019

ISBN: 9781492589907

Binding: Kobo eBook

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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.