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Routledge Handbook of Theory in Sport Management

Edited by: George B. Cunningham , Janet S. Fink , Alison Doherty

Print publication date:  October  2015
Online publication date:  October  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138803848
eBook ISBN: 9781315753461
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315753461
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Theory is an essential element in the development of any academic discipline and sport management is no exception. This is the first book to trace the intellectual contours of theory in sport management, and to explain, critique and celebrate the importance of sport management theory in academic research, teaching and learning, and in the development of professional practice.

Written by a world-class team of international sport management scholars, each of whom has taken a leading role in developing a particular theory or framework for understanding sport management, the book covers the full span of contemporary issues, debates, themes and functional approaches, from corporate social responsibility and diversity to strategy, marketing and finance. Every chapter explores a key theoretical approach, including an overview of that theory, a discussion of the process of theory development and of how the theory has been employed in research, practice or teaching, and outlines directions for future research in that area. Each chapter includes cases and examples, as well as short illustrative commentaries from people who have used that particular theory in their work, and attempts to highlight the theory-practice links, or gaps, in that area.

For a fully-rounded understanding of what sport management is and how it should be studied, taught and practiced, a thorough grounding in theory is essential. The Routledge Handbook of Theory in Sport Management is therefore important reading for all advanced students, researchers, instructors, managers and practitioners working in this exciting field.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Developing Theory In Sport Management Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Importance Of Theory In Quantitative Enquiry Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Importance Of Theory In Qualitative Enquiry Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Developing A Theory Of Suffering And Academic Corruption In Sport  Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Building Theoretical Foundations For Strategic Csr In Sport  Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Stakeholder Management For Sport Organisations  Download PDF
Chapter  7:  A Theory Of Mega Sport Event Legacies  Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Sport Policy Implementation  Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Theory Of Sports Policy Factors Leading To International Sporting Success (SPLISS)  Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Developing A Theory Of Board Strategic Balance  Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Conception, Development And Application Of Sport-For-Development Theory  Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Leadership  Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Organisational Justice Theory Development  Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Managing Diversity  Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Work–Life Interface In Sport  Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Sport And Sense Of Community Theory  Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Sponsorship-Linked Marketing  Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Team Identity Theory  Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Sport Consumer Behaviour  Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Brand Equity In Sport Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The Psychological Continuum Model Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Sport Fan Socialisation Download PDF
Chapter  23:  What Attracts Fans To A Venue?  Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The Sports Product  Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The Gendering Of Leadership In Sport Organisations Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Inclusive Masculinity Theory  Download PDF
Chapter  27:  This Way . . . This Explains My Reality Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Gatekeeping And Sport Communication  Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The Continuum Theory Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Sport And Economic Regeneration In Cities  Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Towards A New Theory of Sports-Anchored Development For Real Economic Change  Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Fort And Quirk Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Themes And Directions For Theory In Sport Management Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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