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Routledge Research in Sport Business and Management


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The Global Sport Economy: Contemporary Issues

The Global Sport Economy: Contemporary Issues

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Michel Desbordes, Pascal Aymar, Christopher Hautbois
June 05, 2019

This book examines the global sports ecosystem through three of its central pillars: Sport marketing, sports equipment manufacture and sales, and sport governance and organization. By focusing on these three themes the book presents a nuanced and multi-faceted view of how the global sports economy...

International Sport Marketing: Issues and Practice

International Sport Marketing: Issues and Practice

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Michel Desbordes, André Richelieu
April 24, 2019

How is sport marketing being transformed by new media and technology, by globalisation and by the opening of new markets and sources of revenue?  This book examines the most important trends and developments in contemporary sport marketing around the world, shining new light on the importance of...

Global Sport Leadership

Global Sport Leadership

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Stephen Frawley, Laura Misener, Daniel Lock, Nico Schulenkorf
April 09, 2019

This book explores the global developments in sport leadership and practice. Drawing on the vast and ever-growing leadership literature, the book examines advances in leadership theory and practice in the context of the challenges faced by those working in global sport management positions. It...

Emerging Technologies in Sport: Implications for Sport Management

Emerging Technologies in Sport: Implications for Sport Management

1st Edition

Cheryl Mallen
March 11, 2019

Advances in technology have always had a significant impact on sport. This book surveys the next generation of emerging technologies and considers how sport managers, governing bodies and officials can meet the challenges that they pose for sport competition, participation and events. It explores...

Women in Sport Leadership: Research and practice for change

Women in Sport Leadership: Research and practice for change

1st Edition

Laura J. Burton, Sarah Leberman
January 31, 2019

Although women and girls participate in sport in greater numbers than ever before, research shows there has been no significant increase in women leading sport organizations. This book takes an international, evidence-based perspective in examining women in sport leadership and offers future...

International Sports Betting: Integrity, Deviance, Governance and Policy

International Sports Betting: Integrity, Deviance, Governance and Policy

1st Edition

Jean-Patrick Villeneuve, Martial Pasquier
August 24, 2018

Sports betting has become a truly global phenomenon, facilitated by new communication technologies. As a result, the development of deviances, from match-fixing to money laundering, has accelerated. This new reality has numerous implications, for both the regulation of this billion-dollar industry...

Elite Youth Sport Policy and Management: A comparative analysis

Elite Youth Sport Policy and Management: A comparative analysis

1st Edition

Elsa Kristiansen, Milena M. Parent, Barrie Houlihan
April 30, 2018

Elite youth sport competitions have increased significantly in number in recent years, with the Youth Olympic Games representing the high point of this phenomenon. This book examines the global context within which elite youth sport has emerged and continues to grow. It explores elite youth sport...

Managing Drugs in Sport

Managing Drugs in Sport

1st Edition

Jason Mazanov
March 26, 2018

As recent high-profile drugs scandals have demonstrated, sport organisations rarely have a coherent, meaningful, long-term management strategy regarding drug use and abuse. Typically, sport managers hope drug problems never happen and engage in damage control when they do. This important new book...

Sports Agents and Labour Markets: Evidence from World Football

Sports Agents and Labour Markets: Evidence from World Football

1st Edition

Giambattista Rossi, Anna Semens, Jean Francois Brocard
December 04, 2017

The sports agent has become a highly significant figure in contemporary sport business. The role of the agent is essential to our understanding of labour markets and labour relations in an increasingly globalised sports industry. Drawing on extensive empirical research into football around the...

Sport in Latin America: Policy, Organization, Management

Sport in Latin America: Policy, Organization, Management

1st Edition

Gonzalo Bravo, Rosa Lopez de D'Amico, Charles Parrish
June 16, 2017

The forthcoming Olympics in Rio in 2016, and the FIFA World Cup in Brazil in 2014, highlight the profound importance of sport in Latin America. This book is the first to offer a broad survey of the way that sport is managed, governed and organized across the Latin American region, drawing on...

Organisational Performance Management in Sport

Organisational Performance Management in Sport

1st Edition

Ian O'Boyle
May 28, 2017

Effective performance management systems are essential in any successful organisation. In both commercial sport business and not-for-profit sport organisations, the pressure to follow international best practice in performance management has grown significantly in recent years. Organisational...

Managing Elite Sport Systems: Research and Practice

Managing Elite Sport Systems: Research and Practice

1st Edition

Svein A. Andersen, Lars Tore Ronglan, Barrie Houlihan
December 22, 2016

Over the last twenty years or so there has been a sharp increase in interest from national sports federations and governments in the development of effective elite sport systems, particularly focused on achieving success in the summer and winter Olympic Games. Many countries now have publicly...

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