Sport Management [ebook]

An Exploration of the Field and Its Value
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ISBN/ISSN:978-1-57167-727-3
Copyright:2015
Edition:1
Pages:243
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Author(s): Matthew T. Bowers
Marlene A. Dixon
Laurence Chalip
Chad Seifried
Meghan Casey
Rochelle Eime
B. Christine Green
Natalie Smith
Marijke Taks
Laura Misener
Alison Doherty
Kyle Rich
Bob Heere
Dusko Bogdanov
John N. Singer
Editor(s): Matthew T. Bowers
Marlene A. Dixon



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Sport Management: An Exploration of the Field and Its Value offers students an approachable yet substantive look at why sport (and the management of sport) holds an essential place in society through the lenses of some of the most influential sport management scholars.

Unlike many introductory sport management textbooks on the market that are structured to provide brief overviews of the functional areas of sport management, this text emphasizes the various legitimations for the role of sport in society and then uses that understanding as a mechanism to discuss related management implications.

The chapters cover the primary legitimations for sport, including health, socialization, economic development, community development, national pride, history, and social politics. 

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Table of Contents: 

INTRODUCTION

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

FOREWORD

CHAPTER 1  
A Challenge to Why Sport Matters: Managing Sport for Society

CHAPTER 2
Tracing the History of Sport Management as a Professional Field and Academic Discipline

CHAPTER 3  
Sport’s Role in Positive Socialization

CHAPTER 4  
Sport and Health

CHAPTER 5  
Sport’s Role in Economic Development

CHAPTER 6
Sport for Community Development

CHAPTER 7
Sport and National Identity: The Good, the Bad, and the Future

CHAPTER 8  
Sociocultural Legitimations in Sport Management: The Role of Sport in Promoting Racial Diversity and Inclusion

CHAPTER 9  
Future Horizons for Sport Management

About the Author(s)

Matthew T. Bowers

Dr. Matt Bowers is a clinical assistant professor of sport management at the University of Texas at Austin and the co-founder of Hook & Ladder Creative Sport Solutions, a research-based youth sports consulting firm. His research examines the management of systems for athlete development; in particular, he studies the potential benefits of nonorganized sport settings, such as pick-up sports or video games. His work has been published in a variety of journals, including Journal of Sport Management, Sport Management Review, International Journal of the History of Sports, and Creativity Research Journal. A major goal of his research and consulting is to influence the design and implementation of sport programs and policies that integrate play-centered approaches to athlete training. 

Marlene A. Dixon

Dr. Marlene Dixon is a professor of sport management at Troy University and a former collegiate volleyball and basketball coach.

Her primary research interests include examining the multilevel factors that impact sport and life quality for those who work and play in sport.

Her work has been published in a variety of journals including the Journal of Sport Management, Sport Management Review, European Sport Management Quarterly, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, and Quest.

She continues to coach and manage at the youth level and remains an advocate for positive coach and athlete experiences through innovative design and implementation of sport. 

Laurence Chalip

Laurence Chalip is the Brightbill/Sapora Professor at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), where he serves as head of the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism.

He has held positions and consulted to sport organizations throughout the United States, and also in Australia, Canada, Europe, Korea, and New Zealand.

He has coauthored or coedited three books, four monographs, over a dozen book chapters, and over 100 peer-reviewed articles.

His work has been recognized by awards from the North American Society for Sport Management, the Academy of Leisure Sciences, and the Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand. 

Chad Seifried

Chad Seifried is the L. M. "Pat" and Mildred Harrison Endowed Professor and graduate coordinator for the School of Kinesiology at the Louisiana State University.

His major research interests embrace the use of historical methods to review the management history associated with organizations, individuals, and sport facilities to help highlight the contribution of history within contemporary management settings.

Dr. Seifried is a 2005 graduate of The Ohio State University.

Meghan Casey

Meghan Casey is a sport management lecturer and researcher at Federation University Australia with over 10 years of research experience in the sport and recreation field. Her research focuses on the development of programs, organisations, and communities to promote health through participation in sport and physical activity. Meghan is involved with the sports industry to contribute to their key priorities areas and to support the translation of research into practice working with national and state government agencies including VicHealth, Sport and Recreation Victoria, and a range of sport governing bodies. Meghan is passionate about contributing to the sports industry to improve sport participation levels, particularly to achieve health and well-being outcomes.

Rochelle Eime

Rochelle Eime is a behavioural epidemiologist who has over 10 years of research experience specifically relating to the sport and recreation sectors relating to both public health and sport management. She leads the development of Sport and Recreation Spatial (www.sportandrecreationspatial.com.au), which focuses on investigating sport and recreation participation, facilities, and health for evidence-based decision making. This includes a geographical information system (GIS) for presenting spatial data relevant to all levels of the sport and recreation sector. This will provide the sport and recreation sector with increased capacity for research, strategic planning, and development of participation programs and facilities. Rochelle has strong industry networks, including state and national government agencies such as the Australian Sports Commission, VicHealth, Sport and Recreation Victoria, a range of state and national sporting organisations, and the Mitchell Institute.

B. Christine Green

Chris Green is a professor of Recreation, Sport and Tourism at the University of Illinois, where she directs the Sport+Development Lab.

Her work examines the growth and development of sport programs and their relationship to the positive development of individuals and communities.

A major challenge she encounters in her work is cultural resistance to change within a model of sport that is highly competitive rather than cooperative, and which values achievement over growth.

The goal of her research is to help sport organizations to broaden what they offer without hurting their elite programs, to attract new participants, and to maintain participation over a longer period of time.

Natalie Smith

Natalie Smith is a Phd candidate at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The goal of her research is to enhance innovation and creativity throughout sport.  Her work seeks to understand the elements within organizations, programs, and sport settings that can facilitate innovative and creative cultures. This is in order to implement and manage sport so it provides benefits to sport organizations, work teams, and the individuals who interact through sport. Her ideas are shaped by five years in the professional and elite sport industry and 10 years of youth and collegiate coaching, as well as her diverse educational experience.  She strives to #LiveitTeachit in her research, teaching, and everyday life.

Marijke Taks

Marijke Taks is full professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Windsor (Ontario, Canada) and adjunct professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Leuven (Belgium).

She teaches sport marketing, socioeconomic aspects of sports, and global issues in sport management.

Her grant supported research focuses on socioeconomic aspects of sport, with particular emphasis on impacts, strategic outcomes, and leveraging of sport events.

Dr. Taks has published numerous articles. She is past editor of the European Sport Management Quarterly, and an editorial board member and guest reviewer for leading journals in sport management and related fields.

Laura Misener

Laura Misener is an associate professor in the School of Kinesiology at Western University. She teaches in the areas of sport for development, globalization, and event management. Her research focuses on how sport and events can be use as instruments of social change. Her work critically examines numerous ways that sport events have been purported to positively affect community development, social infrastructure, social inclusion, and healthy lifestyles of community members. Dr. Misener’s current research program is focusing on the role of sport events for persons with a disability in influencing community accessibility and perceptions of disability. She recently coedited a special issue of Sport Management Review of Managing Disability Sport. 

Alison Doherty

Alison Doherty is a professor in the Sport Management program in the School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada.

Her research focuses broadly on the management of nonprofit and community sport, and particularly sport and event volunteerism, group dynamics, and organizational capacity and innovation.

Doherty is the editor of Sport Management Review and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Sport Management.

She is a NASSM Research Fellow and recipient of the Dr. Earle F. Zeigler and Dr. Garth Paton Distinguished Service awards from that organization.

Kyle Rich

Kyle Rich is a PhD candidate at Western University in London, Ontario. His research looks at sport and recreation in diverse communities and how these activities can be managed for social outcomes. Kyle’s dissertation research will examine sport and recreation in rural Ontario communities using participatory research methodologies. His doctoral studies are supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and Sport Canada through a Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Doctoral Scholarship as well as a Sport Participation Research Initiative stipend.

Bob Heere

Bob Heere serves as an associate professor and PhD program director in the Department of Sport and Entertainment at the University of South Carolina.

His research expertise is on social identity theory and community development.

To that end, he has conducted research with researchers from China, Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Serbia, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Brazil, and South Africa.

His research allowed him to work with organizations such as the Beijing Olympic Games Organizing Committee, Fulham FC, the University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners, and the World Golf Foundation, among others.

Dusko Bogdanov

Dusko Bogdanov serves as assistant professor and graduate coordinator in the Department of Health and Physical Education at Eastern New Mexico University.

He has a deep passion for the concepts of identity, culture, and international/domestic sport.

To that end, this passion has taken Dr. Bogdanov's research to Portugal, Serbia, Ireland, and the Philippines.

He also has a keen interest in sport entrepreneurship, sport economics, and consumer behavior.

His personal passions range from documentary film, to food, travel, and all sports.

His major passion is people, and that is why he finds himself in education. 

John N. Singer

John N. Singer is an associate professor of Sport Management in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University.  In 2009 he was named a Montague-Center for Teaching Excellence Scholar in the College of Education and Human Development.  His primary research interests span the broad area of diversity and social justice, with a particular emphasis on race in organized school sport settings.  Prior to pursuing academia, Dr. Singer completed an internship in football operations with the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL, and in golf marketing with the PGA Tour.    

About the Editor(s)

Matthew T. Bowers

Dr. Matt Bowers is a clinical assistant professor of sport management at the University of Texas at Austin and the co-founder of Hook & Ladder Creative Sport Solutions, a research-based youth sports consulting firm. His research examines the management of systems for athlete development; in particular, he studies the potential benefits of nonorganized sport settings, such as pick-up sports or video games. His work has been published in a variety of journals, including Journal of Sport Management, Sport Management Review, International Journal of the History of Sports, and Creativity Research Journal. A major goal of his research and consulting is to influence the design and implementation of sport programs and policies that integrate play-centered approaches to athlete training. 

Marlene A. Dixon

Dr. Marlene Dixon is a professor of sport management at Troy University and a former collegiate volleyball and basketball coach.

Her primary research interests include examining the multilevel factors that impact sport and life quality for those who work and play in sport.

Her work has been published in a variety of journals including the Journal of Sport Management, Sport Management Review, European Sport Management Quarterly, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, and Quest.

She continues to coach and manage at the youth level and remains an advocate for positive coach and athlete experiences through innovative design and implementation of sport.