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Contemporary Sport Management 6th Edition PDF With Web Study Guide

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    Contemporary Sport Management, Fifth Edition With Web Study Guide, provides students with an overview of sport management by presenting extensive discussions of the foundational aspects of the profession and current topics from the field. The fifth edition continues to engage students with a full-color format and an integrated web study guide. The text also discusses the role of social media in revolutionizing the industry and the significance of sport as an international institution. Students will learn the relevance of legal, sociocultural, historical, political, and psychological concepts to the management of sport; the professional skills and attitudes of successful sport managers; and ways in which the globalization of sport continues to affect sport management professions.

    One of the top-selling textbooks in the field, the fifth edition retains many of its popular learning tools for students and also offers several key additions:

    Social media sidebars in every chapter prepare future sport managers to confront some of the unique challenges and opportunities of this growing phenomenon.

    Professional profiles containing a biography, Q&A, and associated web study guide activity allow students to gain realistic views into the roles of sport managers.

    Enhanced ancillaries include a new image bank and chapter quizzes compatible with learning management systems to further support classroom instruction and testing.

    A student web study guide now contains more than 171 fully integrated activities to provide opportunities for real-world application.

    A retrospective from cofounding editor Janet Parks illustrating how the outstanding roster of contributors has been a hallmark of this title from the beginning.

    The text also contains a variety of updated learning tools, including international sidebars with associated activities, a timeline, ethics and critical thinking sections, a running glossary, chapter objectives, end-of-chapter reviews, and references to help students stay engaged with the material and understand key concepts and terms. In addition, the web study guide (WSG) contains multiple interactive learning experiences that assist students in retaining the information. Each chapter of the text includes several cross-references to the WSG, allowing students to take advantage of the following features:

    • Professional profile activities encourage students to test their expectations of the challenges that sport industry professionals face on a daily basis.

    • Job announcement activities demonstrate the skills that prospective employers seek in particular sport settings.

    • Web searches point students to the vast amount of information available online.

    • Portfolio activities help students reflect on questions related to the critical thinking and ethics sections of each chapter. Upon completion of the activities, students will have constructed a portfolio of their reflections on issues they might face as future sport management professionals.

    • Learning in Action activities help students understand and apply the concepts covered in each chapter.

    With 20 chapters written by 44 expert contributors, Contemporary Sport Management, Fifth Edition, begins with an overview of the field and historical aspects of the industry. Next, the attributes of effective and professional sport managers and the relevance of managerial and leadership concepts applied to sport management are discussed. In part II, students learn about the major settings in which sport management professionals work today, including professional and amateur sport management sites, sport management agencies, and sport tourism venues. Part III offers information on key functional areas of sport management, such as marketing, communication, finance and economics, and facility and event management. In part IV, readers examine current challenges in the profession, such as issues related to consumer behavior, law, sociology, globalization, and the importance of continuing sport management research.

    The updated and enhanced fifth edition of Contemporary Sport Management offers a varied and dynamic learning package to assist readers in understanding the many opportunities and challenges in the sport management field. From historical foundations and future directions to current issues and professional skill sets, this popular textbook continues to inform and inspire up-and-coming professionals to have a positive influence on the management of sport.


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

    Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction to Sport Management

    Chapter 1. Managing Sport

    Paul M. Pedersen, PhD; Lucie Thibault, PhD

    Defining Sport and Sport Management

    Nature and Scope of the Sport Industry

    Unique Aspects of Sport Management

    Sport Management Competencies

    Future Challenges and Opportunities

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 2. Developing a Professional Perspective

    Sally R. Ross, PhD; Brian P. McCullough, PhD; Susan E.C. Simmons, PhD

    Professional Preparation

    Professional Attitude

    Career Planning and Management

    Information for Occupational Success

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 3. Historical Aspects of the Sport Business Industry

    Elizabeth A. Gregg, PhD; Brenda G. Pitts, EdD; Paul M. Pedersen, PhD

    Historical Aspects of Commercialization in Sport

    Historical Aspects of the Sport Market

    Critical Thinking in the History of the Sport Business Industry

    Ethics in the History of the Sport Business Industry

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 4. Management Concepts and Practice in Sport Organizations

    Kathy Babiak, PhD; Kathryn L. Heinze, PhD; Lucie Thibault, PhD

    Organization Defined

    Organizational Environment

    Organizational Effectiveness

    Organizational Structure

    Organizational Design

    Structure and Design of Sport Organizations


    Organizational Culture

    Organizational Change

    Critical Thinking in Sport Organizations

    Ethics in Sport Organizations

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 5. Managing and Leading in Sport Organizations

    Shannon Kerwin, PhD; Ming Li, EdD; Laura J. Burton, PhD

    Theoretical Approaches to Management

    Management Functions

    Classifications of Managers

    Managerial Skills


    Decision Making, Authority, and Power

    Human Resource Management

    Organizational Diversity

    Critical Thinking in Sport Managing and Leading

    Ethics in the Leadership of Sport Organizations

    Learning Aids

    Part II. Selected Sport Management Sites

    Chapter 6. Community and Youth Sport

    Marlene A. Dixon, PhD; Jennifer E. McGarry, PhD; Justin Evanovich, PhD

    Origins of Community Sport

    Youth Sport History

    Definition of Community Sport

    Size and Scope of Community Sport

    Types of Community Sport Organizations

    Management Challenges

    Adult Community Sport Offerings

    Youth Sport Offerings

    Critical Thinking in Youth and Community Sport

    Ethics in Community and Youth Sport

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 7. Interscholastic Athletics

    Eric W. Forsyth, PhD; Tywan G. Martin, PhD; Warren A. Whisenant, PhD

    Arrival of Interscholastic Athletics

    Governance of Interscholastic Athletics

    Value of Interscholastic Athletics Programs

    Participation Numbers

    Operating Models

    Careers in Interscholastic Athletics

    Issues Facing Interscholastic Athletics

    Critical Thinking in Interscholastic Athletics

    Ethics in Interscholastic Athletics

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 8. Intercollegiate Athletics

    Ellen J. Staurowsky, EdD; Robertha Abney, PhD; Nicholas M. Watanabe, PhD

    Origins of Intercollegiate Athletics Governance

    College Sport Finance

    Intercollegiate Athletics Administrators

    Critical Thinking in Intercollegiate Athletics

    Ethics in Intercollegiate Athletics

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 9. Professional Sport

    Jacqueline McDowell, PhD; Amy Chan Hyung Kim, PhD; Natasha T. Brison, PhD

    Historical Aspects of Professional Sport

    Unique Aspects of Professional Sport

    Revenue Sources for Professional Sport Teams

    Future Challenges Facing Professional Sport

    Career Opportunities in Professional Sport

    Critical Thinking in Professional Sport

    Ethics in Professional Sport

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 10. Sport Management and Marketing Agencies

    Catherine Lahey, MBA, MSBM; Jezali Lubenetski, MBA, MSBM; Danielle Smith, MBA, MSBM

    Functions of Sport Management and Marketing Agencies

    Types of Sport Management and Marketing Agencies

    Careers in Agencies

    Challenges Facing Agencies

    Critical Thinking in Agency Activities

    Ethical Issues in Sport Management and Marketing Agencies

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 11. Sport Tourism

    Heather Gibson, PhD; Sheranne Fairley, PhD; Millicent Kennelly, PhD

    Tourism and the Tourism Industry

    Defining Sport Tourism

    Sustainability and Sport Tourism

    Critical Thinking in Sport Tourism

    Ethics in Sport Tourism

    Learning Aids

    Part III. Selected Sport Management Functions

    Chapter 12. Sport Marketing

    Ketra L. Armstrong, PhD; Patrick Walsh, PhD; Windy Dees, PhD

    Developing a Sport Marketing Plan

    Market Research

    Critical Thinking in Sport Marketing

    Ethics in Sport Marketing

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 13. Sport Consumer Behavior

    Andrea N. Geurin, PhD; Cara Wright, PhD; James J. Zhang, PED

    Understanding the Individual as a Sport Consumer

    Group Influences on the Sport Consumer

    Situational Influences on the Sport Consumer

    Consumer Decision Making in Sport

    Sport Consumer Behavior Challenges and Issues

    Critical Thinking in Sport Consumer Behavior

    Ethics in Sport Consumer Behavior

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 14. Communication in the Sport Industry

    G. Clayton Stoldt, EdD; Stephen W. Dittmore, PhD; Paul M. Pedersen, PhD

    Theoretical Framework of Sport Communication

    Strategic Sport Communication Model

    Media Relations in Sport

    Community Relations in Sport

    Critical Thinking in Sport Communication

    Ethics in Sport Communication

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 15. Finance and Economics in the Sport Industry

    Timothy D. DeSchriver, EdD; Marion E. Hambrick, PhD; Daniel F. Mahony, PhD

    Current Financial Situation of U.S. Professional Sport

    Current Financial Situation of U.S. College Athletics

    Economics of Sport

    Overview of Financial Management

    Sources of Revenues and Expenses for Sport Organizations

    Careers in Financial Management for Sport Organizations

    Critical Thinking in Sport Finance and Economics

    Ethics in Sport Finance and Economics

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 16. Sport Facility and Event Management

    Stacey A. Hall, PhD; Amanda L. Paule-Koba, PhD; Brianna Newland, DSM

    Types of Facilities

    Facility Management

    Event Management

    Critical Thinking in Sport Facility and Event Management

    Ethics in Sport Facility and Event Management

    Learning Aids

    Part IV. Current Challenges in Sport Management

    Chapter 17. Legal Considerations in Sport Management

    Anita M. Moorman, JD; R. Christopher Reynolds, PhD, JD; Amanda Siegrist, JD

    Basics of Law

    U.S. Constitution

    Federal Legislation

    State Legal Systems

    Summary of Fundamental Sport Law Components

    Future Challenges

    Critical Thinking in Sport Law

    Ethics in Sport Law

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 18. Sociological Aspects of Sport

    Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD; Mary Jo Kane, PhD; Nancy Lough, PhD

    Social Significance of Sport

    Benefits of Sport

    Dark Side of Sport

    Sport as a Vehicle for Social Transformation

    Implications for Sport Managers

    Critical Thinking in Sport Sociology

    Ethics in Sport Sociology

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 19. A North American Perspective on International Sport

    Ceyda Mumcu, PhD; Sylvia Trendafilova, PhD; Lucie Thibault, PhD

    What Is International Sport?

    Expansion of International Sport

    Current Issues in International Sport

    Essentials for Aspiring International Sport Managers

    Forecasting the Future: International Sport 2014 and Beyond

    Critical Thinking in International Sport

    Ethics in International Sport

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 20. Analytics in the Sport Industry

    Kevin Mongeon, PhD; David P. Hedlund, PhD; Ryan Spalding, PhD

    Sport Analytics Process

    Sport Analytics Techniques

    Critical Thinking in Sport Analytics

    Ethics in Sport Analytics

    Sport Analytics in Practice

    Chapter 21. Sport Management Research

    Nola Agha, PhD; Jess C. Dixon, PhD; Brendan Dwyer, PhD

    Research Questions

    Why Sport Managers Need to Understand Research

    What Is Sport Management Research?

    Key Concepts

    Current Challenges in Sport Management Research

    Future of Sport Management Research

    Critical Thinking in Sport Management Research

    Ethics in Sport Management Research

    Learning Aids

    About the Editor

    Paul M. Pedersen, PhD, is a professor of sport management and the director of the sport management program in the School of Public Health at Indiana University at Bloomington (IU). He has worked as a sports writer, sport management consultant, and sport business columnist. Pedersen's primary areas of scholarly interest and research are the symbiotic relationship between sport and communication, and the activities and practices of various sport organization personnel.

    A research fellow of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), Pedersen has published eight books (including Handbook of Sport Communication, Research Methods and Design in Sport Management, and Strategic Sport Communication) and over 95 articles in peer-reviewed outlets such as the Journal of Sport Management, European Sport Management Quarterly, Sport Marketing Quarterly, International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, Sociology of Sport Journal, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, and Journal of Sports Economics. He has also been a part of more than 100 refereed presentations at professional conferences and more than 50 invited presentations, including invited addresses in China, Denmark, Hungary, Norway, and South Korea. He has been interviewed and quoted in publications as diverse as the New York Times and China Daily.

    Founder and editor in chief of the International Journal of Sport Communication, he serves on the editorial board of 10 journals. A 2011 inductee into the Golden Eagle Hall of Fame (East High School in Pueblo, Colorado), Pedersen lives in Bloomington, Indiana, with his wife, Jennifer, and their two youngest children, Brock and Carlie. Their two oldest children also live in Bloomington and attend IU: Zack is an undergraduate student, and Hallie is a graduate student.

    Lucie Thibault, PhD, is a professor in the department of sport management at Brock University in Ontario, Canada. She has taught at Brock since 2002. Thibault has also taught at the University of British Columbia and the University of Ottawa. In her quarter century of teaching, Thibault has taught courses in organizational theory, organizational behavior, ethics in sport, globalization of sport, and policy and social issues in sport.

    Thibault serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics as well as the European Sport Management Quarterly. She has held the roles of associate editor and editor of the Journal of Sport Management. She is a member of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and was named a research fellow of NASSM in 2001. In 2008, Thibault was awarded the Earle F. Zeigler Lecture Award from NASSM for her scholarly and leadership contributions to the field.

    Thibault’s research interests lie in the formation, management, and evaluation of cross-sectoral partnerships in sport organizations. She also investigates the role of the Canadian government in sport excellence and sport participation and government involvement in developing sport policy. She has been an invited speaker at many conferences around the world. Her research has appeared in numerous scholarly journals, including the Journal of Sport Management, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Huuman Relations, Leisure Studies, European Sport Management Quarterly, International Journal for Sport Policy and Politics, and Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.

    Thibault resides in the Niagara region of Ontario.


    All ancillary materials for this text are FREE to course adopters and available online at

    Instructor guide. Includes a sample syllabus, a special section on promoting critical thinking in sport management, lecture outlines, and chapter summaries.

    Test package. Feature hundreds of questions, in multiple choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, and short answer formats.

    Chapter quizzes. Contains a bank of questions, approximately 10 per chapter, which instructors can use to track student progress and comprehension.

    Presentation package plus image bank. Features 350 slides that cover the key points of each chapter. The image bank contains the art, tables, and content photos from the book.

    The presentation package plus image bank is also available for purchase separately • ISBN 978-1-4925-5782-1

    Web study guide. Contains activities in various formats, as well as assignments.

    The web study guide is also available for purchase separately • ISBN 978-1-4925-5783-8