This is a core text for all those on Sport Management and Sports Studies courses. It examines both traditional business elements and the new functional areas of management in sport. Key chapters on marketing, finance, entrepreneurship, and event management are included, and the book as a whole provides a critical understanding of the complex and dynamic relationship between sport, business and management. The reader is supported through accessible theoretical explanation, real-life examples and case studies, learning activities and guidance on further study.
Karen Bill is Associate Dean in the School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure at the University of Wolverhampton. She is an Entrepreneurship Fellow at the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship.
Introduction An overview of sport management Enhance graduate employability in sport Sports marketing Financial accountability in sports organisations Strategic management Human resource management Planning, monitoring, controlling and evaluating sports organisations Sports entrepreneurship Risk management and the sport manager Sports development Managing events Funding, investment and sponsorship in sport Sport and the law Sustainability for sports management