This is a text for students on Sport Management Courses, and a reference for sport administrators and managers. It aims to provide the reader with a greater understanding of the issues and theoretical construction behind sport organisations. Case studies and profiles allow reader to apply knowledge from each chapter to a real life example. It features new chapters on strategic alliances and doing research in sport management and includes a new section in each chapter on key issues for sport managers.
Trevor Slack is a widely published authority on sport management and sport organisations. He currently holds the position of Canada Research Chair and the International Institute for the Study of Sport Management. A former competitive figure skater and coach, Milena Parent is working on a PhD in sport management. Her doctoral research relates to organisation theory and strategic management of large-scale sporting events.