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Sport Management Books

The world of Sport Management is dynamic and rapidly evolving. Stay on the cutting edge with the latest sport management books and updated editions in the industry. Find texts on sport marketing, esports, sport social media, and more.

Contemporary Sport Management Seventh Edition With HKPropel Access

NEW EDITION

Contemporary Sport Management, Seventh Edition With HKPropel Access

by Paul M. Pedersen and Lucie Thibault

Audience: Text for undergraduate courses in sport management and sport business. Reference for libraries and students.

Keeping pace with the rapidly evolving field of sport management, Contemporary Sport Management, the authoritative introductory text in the field, returns with a thoroughly updated seventh edition. Over 50 contributors with a diverse array of cultural and educational backgrounds deliver a complete and contemporary overview of the field, presented in full color for a visually engaging read.

With a simplified structure to reflect current demands of the profession and addressing all the Common Professional Component topics outlined by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA), Contemporary Sport Management, Seventh Edition With HKPropel Access, is organized into three parts. Part I, Introduction to Sport Management, provides an overview of the field and leadership concepts associated with it. Part II, Sport Management Sites, details the major settings in which many sport management careers are carried out, including new content on sport participation across the life span. In part III, Sport Management Functions, readers will learn about the key functional areas of sport management, including sport marketing, sport communication, sport facility and event management, and more, with new content on sales as a career path.

Ancillaries: Instructor guide • Test package • Chapter quizzes • Presentation package • Image bank • Instructors also receive access to all student materials in HKPropel.

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Sales and Revenue Generation in Sport Business With HKPropel Access

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Sales and Revenue Generation in Sport Business With HKPropel Access

by David Shonk and James Weiner

Audience: Textbook for upper undergraduate and graduate courses in sales, sales management, or revenue generation in sport.

Sales and Revenue Generation in Sport Business with HKPropel Access provides a comprehensive overview of the many ways in which sport organizations generate revenue, and it teaches readers the practical concepts they will need for success.

Going beyond theoretical concepts of sales, the authors present an applied approach to revenue generation in sport: the PRO method of sales (PROspect, PRObe, PROvide, PROpose, PROtect). Learn how this proven five-step process for generating revenue is applicable across all avenues in sport business, including ticket sales, broadcasting and media revenues, sponsorships, fundraising and development, grant writing, concessions, merchandising, and social media. The text covers how this sales strategy can be applied across the broad industry of sport—from professional sport and intercollegiate and interscholastic athletics to amateur sport and organizations in recreational settings—equipping readers for meaningful careers with longer-lasting success within any segment of the sport industry.

Related online learning activities delivered through HKPropel offer practical scenarios organized by function of revenue generation. Each section offers a video, an interactive scenario activity, and downloadable sales script templates.

 

Ancillaries: Instructor guide • Test package • Chapter quizzes • Presentation package • Instructors also receive access to all student materials in HKPropel.

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Contemporary Leadership in Sport Organizations, Second Edition With HKPropel Access

NEW EDITION

Contemporary Leadership in Sport Organizations, Second Edition With HKPropel Access

by David Scott

Audience: Primary text for upper-level undergraduate or graduate sport management courses in sport leadership; reference for academic libraries and researchers in sport management and leadership.

Contemporary Leadership in Sport Organizations, Second Edition with HKPropel Access, brings together research on leadership—both within and outside of sport settings—to teach skills and practices relevant to the sport industry. With sport-specific examples, readers will learn an effective approach to leadership thought, strategy, and action to apply in a wide range of sport organizations.

The text outlines the historical and foundational concepts of leadership, first defining what effective leadership is and the primary outcomes of good leadership. Contemporary thought and leadership approaches for present-day challenges are presented, bringing concepts to life within the unique contexts of sport organizations of all levels and types. Modern leadership concepts that are explored include emotional intelligence and its role in developing authentic leadership, data-informed decision making and problem solving, behaviors and actions that are most effective in crisis situations, and the leadership-as-practice movement.

Updates in this edition include the following:

  • Expanded content on leadership for achieving diversity, equity, and inclusion, including new content on LGBTQ+ research in sport
  • Content on global leadership in sport, including the emergence of esports and sport as a tool for social change
  • Discussion of ethical decision making and the challenges and responsibilities for leaders in the development of the values and culture of an organization

Student learning activities, interactive scenarios, and case studies (some with video links) are delivered in HKPropel for an engaged learning experience.

Ancillaries: Instructor guide • Test package • Chapter quizzes • Presentation package • Image bank • Instructors also receive access to all student materials in HKPropel.

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Sport Marketing, Fifth Edition With HKPropel Access

NEW EDITION

Sport Marketing, Fifth Edition With HKPropel Access

by Windy Dees, Patrick Walsh, Chad D. McEvoy, Steve McKelvey, Bernard J. Mullin, Stephen Hardy, and William A. Sutton

Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students who need a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices of sport marketing.

Sport Marketing, Fifth Edition With HKPropel Access, presents a modernized, current-day approach to the dynamic industry of sport marketing. Comprehensive coverage provides an understanding of the foundations of sport marketing and how to enhance the sport experience.

A new author team, handpicked by their predecessors, adds a fresh perspective to this text and offers insights on current and emerging technologies; the importance of analytics, social media, and digital platforms; and modern ticketing practices. Online learning aids delivered through HKPropel engage students, with activities to apply core concepts and exclusive video interviews with industry leaders, and test comprehension of the material.

Ancillaries: Instructor guide • Test package • Chapter quizzes • Presentation package • Image bank • Instructors also receive access to all student materials in HKPropel.

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Case Studies in Sport Law, Third Edition

NEW EDITION

Case Studies in Sport Law, Third Edition

by Andrew T. Pittman, John O. Spengler, and Sarah J. Young

Audience: A supplemental text for undergraduate or graduate students in sport law courses in sport management, physical education, or recreation curriculums; a reference for libraries, sport officials, and paralegals.

Case Studies in Sport Law, Third Edition, examines current legal issues in sport with 93 of the most significant cases in sport law. It is written in an accessible tone, free of legal jargon. Each case is presented in an abridged format, providing insight into prominent topics in sport law, including sexual harassment, hostile work environments, employment discrimination, negligence, risk management, antitrust law, arbitration, collective bargaining, trademark registration, free speech, and gambling. Each case study ends with review questions.

Answers to review questions can be found in the instructor guide, available through HKPropel.

Ancillaries: Instructor guide

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Social Issues in Sport, Fourth Edition

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Esports Business Management With HKPropel Access

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Introduction to Sport Law with Case Studies in Sport Law Second Edition

NEW EDITION COMING SPRING 2022

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The Sport Management Collection

In response to the changing shape of sport management education, Human Kinetics is pleased to offer the Sport Management Collection—a subscription package of ebooks designed to comprehensively cover the primary curriculum, meeting the needs of students in a variety of educational programs. These ebooks have been carefully selected to equip students for a future career in sport management, sport marketing, and sport business.

In addition to the ebooks, students will also gain access to all ancillaries and web study guides related to these texts. Instructors who adopt this collection will also be granted access to the relevant ancillaries.

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