Applied Sport Management Skills

ISBN-10: 073607435X

ISBN-13: 9780736074353

Edition: 2008

Authors: Robert Lussier, David Kimball

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This text uses the four management functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling to teach readers how to become strong leaders and managers in the world of sport.
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List price: $76.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 1/6/2009
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 512
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.432

Robert N. Lussier is Professor of Management at Springfield College. Having taught management for more than 25 years, he has developed innovative and widely copied methods for applying concepts and developing skills that can be used personally and professionally. A prolific writer, Dr. Lussier has more than 350 publications to his credit, including other best selling textbooks (such as Management Fundaments: Concepts, Applications, Skill Development, also by South-Western/Cengage) and articles published in Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal, Business Horizons, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Management Education, Journal of Small Business Management, Family Business Review, and Journal of Small Business Strategy and many others. He served as founding director of Israel Programs and taught courses in Israel. His international experience also stretches to Namibia and South Africa. He holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Salem State College, master's degrees in education and business administration from Suffolk University, and a doctorate in management from the University of New Haven.

Introduction to Sport Management
Managing Sports
The Sport Industry
What Is Sport Management?
What Does It Take to Be a Successful Manager?
What Do Sport Managers Do?
How Do Managers Differ?
The Sport Industry Environment: Globalization, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
Internal Environment
Quality in Sports
External Environment
Conducting Sport Business in a Global Environment
Ethics in Sport Management
Social Responsibility
Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making
Solving Problems and Making Decisions-an Overview
Define the Problem or Opportunity
Set Objectives and Criteria
Generate Alternatives
Select the Most Feasible Alternative
Implement the Decision
Control the Results
Strategic and Operational Planning
Strategic and Operational Planning
Strategic Process
Analysis of the Environment
Setting of Objectives
Corporate-Level Strategy
Business-Level Strategy
Functional-Level Strategies
Organizing and Delegating Work
The Organizing Function
Organizational Design
Job Design
Organizing Yourself and Delegating Work
Managing Change: Sport Culture, Innovation, and Diversity
Managing Change
Organizational Culture
Innovation, Quality, and The Learning Organization
Organizational Development
Human Resources Management
HR Management Process and Department
Legal Environment
Human Resources Planning
Job Analysis
Attracting Employees
Developing Employees
Performance Appraisals
Retaining Employees
Behavior in Organizations: Power, Politics, Conflict, and Stress
Organizational Behavior
Politics in the Office and on the Field
Managing Conflict
Team Development
Importance of Teamwork to Performance
Group Performance Model
Group Structure
Group Process
Stages of Group Development and Leadership Styles
Developing Groups into Teams
Getting to Better Meetings
Communicating for Results
Understanding the Importance of Good Communication
Using Organizational Communications
Using Interpersonal Communication
Using the Channels
Sending Messages
Receiving Messages
Responding to Messages
Dealing with Emotional People
Motivating to Win
Motivation and Performance
Motivating People
Putting Theory to Work Within the Motivational Process
Leading to Victory
Behavior of Effective Leaders
Contemporary Perspectives
Contingency Leadership Models
Getting to Your Personal Style of Leadership
Controlling for Quality and Productivity
Quality and Control Systems
Control Process
Frequency of Controls
Financial Controls
Human Controls
Problem Employees
Facilities and Events
Sport Facilities Management
Sport Event Management
Planning and Controlling Sports
Sales Forecasting Techniques
Scheduling Tools
Time Management
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