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Organizational Behavior in Sport Management

An Applied Approach to Understanding People and Groups

Authors: Barnhill, Chris, Smith, Natalie L., Oja, Brent D.

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  • Practitioner interviews provide insight into theory application, allowing students to see relevance of the topic to career goals, be challenged to find their managerial style, and compare their strategies to the strategies of someone working in the sports industry
  • QR linked audio files containing excerpts of practitioner interviews and summaries of chapter content encourage student engagement
  • Case studies allow students to immerse themselves in the industry related issues, challenging assumptions, and encouraging higher-order thinking
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About this Textbook

This textbook presents a comprehensive analysis of organizational behavior in sport organizations from a practitioner's perspective. It covers issues related to managing employees and work teams as well as organizational structure and culture in sport. 

The book has four sections: Organizational Behavior in the Sports Industry, Getting to Know Employees and Volunteers of Sport Organizations, Work Groups and Teams, and Understanding the Organization. Each chapter begins with a practitioner interview describing a challenge that was overcome by their organization. That example is used to highlight applicable theories and interventions used in the industry. Additional examples or theories are discussed to provide students a broad picture of managerial issues in the sports industry and provide alternative approaches to intervention illustrated in the practitioner interview. The case studies offer the opportunity to practice and apply the ideas to real-world scenarios in the sports industry. 

Students using this book will gain an understanding of how managers and leaders apply theory to communicate with and engage employees to foster desired organizational cultures while being challenged to address common issues using cases and hypothetical situations.

About the authors

Christopher R. Barnhill is Associate Professor of Sport Management and Program Coordinator at Georgia Southern University, USA. His research focuses on psychological contracts in sport organizations.
Natalie L. Smith is Assistant Professor of Sport Management and coordinator of the Esports Management certificate  at East Tennessee State University, USA. Her primary area of expertise is fostering innovation and creativity in sport organizations.
Brent D. Oja is Assistant Professor of Sport Administration at the University of Northern Colorado, USA. His research focuses on the experiences of employees and contributing to their personal development.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

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eBook 58,84 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-67612-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 72,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-67611-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Organizational Behavior in Sport Management
Book Subtitle
An Applied Approach to Understanding People and Groups
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-67612-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-67612-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-67611-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 225
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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