Governance and Policy in Sport Organizations

Mary A Hums, Yannick Kluch, Sam H Schmidt, Joanne C MacLean

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Now in a fully updated and expanded fifth edition, this textbook introduces the power and politics of sport organizations to the readers. 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.

Full of real-world examples, cases, and data, this book examines the dilemmas faced by sport managers, administrators, and policymakers in their everyday work, helping readers to understand the importance of good governance and sound policy frameworks in any successful sport organization. Introducing core managerial functions and surveying every sector of contemporary sport from school and community sport to professional leagues and international megaevents, this edition includes brand-new chapters focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion; on esports; and on governance in times of crisis, covering issues such as COVID-19, climate change, scandal, and security risks.

Helping readers to see a big picture across the contemporary sport industry, at all levels, and to find their place in it as future sport managers, this textbook is essential for all courses on sport governance, sport policy, or sport development.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages500
ISBN (Electronic)9781003303183
ISBN (Print)9781032300474, 9781032300429
StatePublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes


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