Governance and Policy in Sport Organizations

Governance and Policy in Sport Organizations

Now in a fully updated new edition, this textbook introduces readers to the power and politics of sport organizations. It explores the managerial activities essential to good governance and policy development, and looks at the structure and functions of individual organizations within the larger context of the global sport industry. Reflecting the latest industry changes, it draws on a fresh selection of real-world examples to demonstrate the types of dilemmas that sport managers face every day. Professional administrators from a wide variety of sport organizations also offer their insights, giving readers a glimpse into the real concerns of sport professionals and the impact of governance and policy on their jobs. Exploring current topics, such as sport and human rights, refugees, social media, and the evolution of eSports, this practical and accessible textbook helps readers to see the big picture of the contemporary sport industry and find their place in it as future sport managers.Complemented by a new companion website full of useful ancillary materials, this is an essential resource for all sport management students and instructors.


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“a text that continues to be perhaps the seminal volume for teaching sport policy and governance to a future generation of sport leaders ? It is broad in its topical coverage while still providing micro-level examples to bring together the theoretical and practical applications of sport policy and governance in the classroom.” ? Emily M. Newell, International Journal of Sport Communication

“Understanding governance structures is essential for any career in sport management as it provides a “big picture” perspective on where one fits into one?s organization and where that organization fits into its industry segment. Drs. Hums and MacLean are ideally suited authors who possess a wealth of experience in a variety of international sport settings as sport management researchers and practitioners. Utilizing current real-world examples, their fourth edition book equips the reader with the theoretical knowledge bases related to governance and policy development, as well as governance structures in a variety of sport industry segments.” – Karen Danylchuk, Professor of Sport Management, Western University, Canada

–This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

Mary A. Hums is Professor in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences at the University of Louisville, USA. In 2009 she was selected as the recipient of NASSM’s Earle F. Zeigler Lecture award, the highest academic honor bestowed by the organization. She was a co-contributor to Article 30.5 (Participation in Cultural Life, Recreation, Leisure and Sport) of the 2006 United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. She is currently a Senior Research Fellow for the Institute for Human Centered Design, and a NASSM Research Fellow. She received the 2010 University of Louisville Trustees Award and has been a frequent University of Louisville Red and Black Scholar-Athlete Mentor. Hums has worked at four Paralympic Games as well as one Olympic Games and Para Pan American Games

Joanne C. MacLean is President and Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of the Fraser Valley in British Columbia, Canada, where she previosuly served as Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences. From 2002 to 2012 she was a professor of Sport Management at Brock University, where she held the positions of department chair and interim Dean. She also has had extensive experience in the administration, governance, and human resource management of university sport within Canada. MacLean has had a long-term role administering basketball within Canada. She acted as President of the Canadian University Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, Chair of the Canadian Women’s National Basketball Operations Committee, and was a member of the Board of Directors of Canada Basketball from 2002 to 2008. She was named a Research Fellow of the North American Society for Sport Management in 2009

–This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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