Developing the necessary skills for managing sport organizations. Applied Sport Management Skills, uses the four management functions of planning, organising, leading and controlling to teach students how to become strong leaders and managers in the world of sport. This comprehensive and fully updated text provides an overview of management topics with a unique focus on developing the skills necessary for managing sport organisations. It will help learn the skills of the sport manager, including creative problem solving, strategic planning and developing the skills to lead, organise, and delegate. By taking principles and concepts presented in the text and applying them to professional practice, students will be able to assess how their interests and skills can contribute to the growing field of sport management.
Robert N. Lussier, PhD, is a professor of management at the birthplace of basketball, Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts, where more than one-third of the students compete in 27 intercollegiate athletic teams. He has taught sport management students for more than 15 years. David C. Kimball is a professor of management and director of the sport management program at Elms College in Chicopee, Massachusetts. He teaches sport management and sport marketing courses and coaches and supervises Maccabi athletes each summer. He has an expansive network of friends and acquaintances in the sport management field; many of the case studies in this book arose from these relationships.
Part I. Introduction to Sport Management; Chapter 1. Managing Sports; Part II. Planning; Chapter 3. Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making; Part III. Organizing; Chapter 5. Organizing and Delegating Work; Chapter 7. Human Resources Management; Part IV. Leading; Chapter 9. Team Development; Chapter 11. Motivating to Win; Part V. Controlling; Chapter 13. Controlling for Quality and Productivity.