Author: Anthony Bush,Michael Silk,David Andrews,Hugh Lauder
This book raises critical questions about the explanatory framework guiding sports coaching research and presents a new conceptualization for research in the field. Through mapping and contextualizing sports coaching research within a corporatized higher education, the dominant or legitimate forms of sports coaching knowledge are problematized and a new vision of the field, which is socially and culturally responsive, communitarian and justice-oriented emerges.
Damon P. S. Andrew,Paul Mark Pedersen,Chad D. McEvoy
From Major League Baseball to English soccer’s Premier League, all successful contemporary professional sports leagues include a wide diversity of nationalities and ethnicities within their playing and coaching rosters. The international migration of sporting talent and labor, encouraged and facilitated by the social and economic undercurrents of globalization, mean that world sport is now an important case study for any student or researcher with an interest in international labor flows, economic migration, global demography or the interdependent world economy. In this dazzling collection of papers, leading international sport studies scholars chart the patterns, policies and personal experiences of labour migration within and around sport, and in doing so cast important new light both on the forces shaping modern sport and on the role that sport plays in shaping the world economy and global society. Presenting original case studies of sports from European and African soccer to Japanese baseball to rugby union in New Zealand, the book makes an important contribution to our understanding of a wide range of issues within contemporary social science, such as national identity politics, economic structure and organization, north-south relations, imperial legacies and gender relations. This book is invaluable reading for students and researchers working in sport studies, human geography, economics or international business.
Filled with helpful figures and charts, this first-of-its-kind textbook is a vital resource for students, teachers, and industry professionals. The authors are all expert researchers in their areas of specialisation and have written extensively in both books and journals. Their current roles in teaching college-level courses have allowed them to understand exactly how to tailor research methods to the topic of sport management and to compile the important information presented here. Unique Features: Sound guidelines to learning and building knowledge and skills in doing research; Practical and useful examples from the real world of sport business; Organised presentation of research methods from the most basic to the complex; Inclusion of timely issues of ethics in research practice and reporting; Emphasis on sound decision-making in research practice; A research process model that guides from question development through to research method and application; Study questions and learning activities in each chapter.
Author: David John Collins,Angela Abbott,Hugh Richards
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Performance Psychology: A Practitioner's Guide is a comprehensive, evidence-based text covering the key aspects of performance culture: performer development, preparation, training and execution. Written by a team of international contributors, including national coaches, training specialists, applied sports psychologists, clinicians and researchers, and building on strong links between theory and practice, the book shows how applied psychological methods and principles can be used to enhance performance Contributing authors offer clear implications for applied practice and each section is summarized by contributions from a 'Performers Panel' of experts who provide real-life practical examples. Performance psychology is applied to a wide variety of physical performance domains which enables practitioners to see how they can combine ideas and tailor interventions, to people and contexts, to produce effective applications of psychology. Dave Collins is Professor of Performance and Coaching/Director for the Institute of Coaching and Performance at the University of Central Lancashire. As a practitioner, he has worked with over 50 World and Olympic medalists, and in professional performance domains spanning sport, business, motor sport, music, dance and adventure. He was formerly Performance Director of UK Athletics, a rugby player, martial artist and OE instructor. Dave currently works with the Chelsea FC Football Academy, amongst other consultancies. Angela Button is a researcher at the University of Otago and is widely acknowledged as a world expert on talent. Angela has led funded research projects in talent development in the UK and New Zealand. Her sporting interests include squash, running and triathlon. Hugh Richards lectures and is Director of post-graduate programmes in Performance Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. He has published in the areas of coping, talent, individual differences and professional development related to sport, the military and music. Hugh has applied psychology to professional performers from international level sport to business. He currently works with the UK Motor Sport Association, international performer development schemes and has been advisor to the BBC on learning and performance. Strong links between theory and practice - a panel of top performers conclude each section with an overview, providing real-life practical examples in addition to the case studies included in each chapter. Holistic approach allows students to see how they can combine different approaches to address a problem. Written by a team of international contributors including national team coaches, sports psychologists and academics.
This text provides a comprehensive view of sport and exercise psychology with the latest research on grit, mindfulness, emotional intelligence, cultural diversity, substance abuse, exercise adherence, ethics, professional issues, and transitions in sport.
This book explores the relationship between diplomatic discourse and the Olympic Movement, charting its continuity and change from an historical perspective. Using the recent body of literature on diplomacy it explores the evolution of diplomatic discourse around a number of themes, in particular the increasing range of stakeholders engaged in the Olympic bid, disability advocacy and the mainstreaming of the Paralympic Games and the evolution of the Olympic boycott. The work addresses the increasing engagement of a number of non-state actors, in particular the IOC and the IPC, as indicative of the diffusion of contemporary diplomacy. At the same time it identifies the state as continuing in the role of primary actor, setting the terms of reference for diplomatic activity beyond the pursuit of its own policy interests. Its historical investigation, based around a UK case study, provides insights into the characteristics of diplomatic discourse relating to the Games, and creates the basis for mapping the future trajectory of diplomacy as it relates to the Olympic Movement.
Each of the well-researched chapters in this comprehensive volume makes a singular contribution to understanding the complexities of diversity and social justice in college sports. Chapters are grouped into sections that address major components: Historical Analysis; Social Justice and Cultural Concerns; African American Coaching and Other Leadership Opportunities; Media, Media Images, and Stereotyping; Intersection of Race, Sport, and Law; Sport Administration/Management: Intersection of Race, Class, and Gender; Looking Toward the Future. This volume makes a valuable contribution to the literature on American sports.
Juan Luis Paramio Salcines,Kathy Babiak,Geoff Walters
Author: Juan Luis Paramio Salcines,Kathy Babiak,Geoff Walters
Category: Business & Economics
As the role of sport in society becomes ever more prominent and as sports organisations become increasingly influential members of the global community, so it has become more important than ever for sport to consider its wider social responsibilities. The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Corporate Social Responsibility is the first book to offer a comprehensive survey of theories and concepts of CSR as applied to sport, and the social, ethical and environmental aspects of sport business and management. It offers an overview of perspectives and approaches to CSR in sport, examines the unique features of the sport industry in relation to CSR, explores the tools, models, common pitfalls and examples of best practice on which managers can draw, and discusses how CSR and corporate citizenship can be integrated into the sport management curriculum. The book covers every key issue and functional area, including implementation, strategic benefits, communication and corporate image, stakeholder engagement, and the measurement and evaluation of CSR policies and practices, and includes detailed international case studies, from the NBA and the Olympic Games to Japanese soccer. The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Corporate Social Responsibility is important reading for any student, researcher, manager or policy maker with an interest in sport business, management, ethics or development.
This book contributes to understanding of the contemporary relationship between Muslims and the Western societies in which they live, focusing particularly on the UK. Chapters reflect on the nature of multiculturalism, as well as a wide range of specific aspects of daily life, including religious dialogue, gender, freedom of speech and politics.
KEY BENEFIT: Continuing the tradition of being a concept-oriented text grounded in recent research, the 11th edition seeks to deepen the learning experience by incorporating a skills focus. Modern Management 11e is a traditionally organized principles of management text that integrates core concepts with skill training in how to apply those concepts. KEY TOPICS: Management Skills: The Key to Organizational Success; Managing: History and Current Thinking; Modern Management Challenges such as Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics, Diversity, Managing in the Global Arena, and Entrepreneurship; Strategic Planning and Decision Making including Planning Tools; Fundamentals of Organizing, Responsibility, Authority, and Delegation; Managing Human Resources; Managing Organizational Change: Stress and Conflict; Fundamentals of Influencing and Communication including Leadership, Motivation, Groups and Teams, Corporate Culture, and Creativity and Innovation; Controlling, Information, and Technology; Production Management and Control For business professionals looking for an up-to-date management text with a skills focus.
Nach seinem Weltbestseller «Die Einsamkeit der Primzahlen» schreibt Paolo Giordano nun in einem kurzen, aber dichten Roman über die Einsamkeit im Leben als Paar. Nora und ihr Mann leben mit ihrem kleinen Sohn in Turin. Sie ist Architektin, er ist Physiker. Im Alltag werden sie unterstützt von der wunderbaren Babette – sie ist die Frau für alles, sie betreut das Kind, sie kocht, sie schmeißt den Haushalt. Und sie bildet den ruhenden Pol für das junge Paar. Eigentlich heißt sie Anna, aber sie wird Babette genannt, in Hommage an das Hausmädchen Babette in Tania Blixens berühmter Novelle «Babettes Fest». Babette gehört zur Familie. Doch eines Tages kann sie nicht mehr kommen, sie ist an Krebs erkrankt. Was passiert, wenn plötzlich jemand fehlt, der immer da war? Ohne Babettes schützenden Blick verliert das Ehepaar seinen Halt, jeder zieht sich in sich selbst zurück, Gefühle, deren man sich sicher war, verschwinden. Paolo Giordano zeigt mit der ihm eigenen präzisen Beobachtungsgabe und großen Empathie, wie das Fehlen eines geliebten Menschen alles verändert und wie man gleichzeitig die Erinnerung an eine geliebte Person wachhalten kann. Mit psychologischer Meisterschaft beschreibt er, wie Bindungen entstehen, wie wir mit Gefühlen umgehen, sie verlieren und wiederfinden können. Welche Farben haben Gefühle? Giordano wendet die Viersäftelehre des griechischen Gelehrten Galenos auf seine Protagonisten an. Das Schwarz der Melancholie und das Silberne der Fröhlichkeit zeichnen den Ich-Erzähler und seine Frau aus und geben dem Buch seinen Titel. Lassen sich Gefühle bei einem Paar mischen? Ist es wie bei kommunizierenden Gefäßen? Oder bleibt jeder in seiner eigenen Gefühlswelt und dem anderen für immer ein wenig fremd? Ein wunderschöner Liebesroman und ein würdevoller Trost für alle, die einen geliebten Menschen verloren haben.