100 Years of Sports Business : Event Evolution ...
Author: Phil Schaaf
Publisher: Pyr Books
Category: Business & Economics
It’s not just a game anymore. Sports today, at both the amateur and professional level, is big business, and more and more people are becoming involved in the exciting careers and financial opportunities that sports entertainment offers. In this comprehensive overview of the sports industry Phil Schaaf traces the global evolution of sports entertainment, dissects current trends, and forecasts the likely evolution of sports as a major international enterprise. Divided into two parts, Schaaf begins with a historical overview of the forces that shaped teams, leagues, and sporting events from 1896 to 1975. Focusing on such diverse personalities as Jack Dempsey, George Halas, Babe Ruth, and Joe Louis, Schaaf illustrates how the star power of big-name athletes and the marketing savvy of promoters and business interests defined and cultivated the structure of sports entertainment that we know today. He also discusses the critical impact of such historical events as the integration of baseball, postwar euphoria, and acceptance of radio and television in the formation of the contemporary sports scene. The second part of the book begins in 1976 as the modern professional athlete starts to enjoy newfound legal leverage in labor matters and the "stadium game" becomes a major component of today’s successful sports enterprises. Schaaf addresses criticisms that deals to build expensive new sports facilities represent corporate welfare at its worst, and he examines the real costs and benefits to teams and local communities. He also discusses the changing face of ownership and the clout of major stars and big-market sports cities. With the net worth of individual owners approaching one billion dollars, a minority of players receiving the bulk of payrolls, and the financial muscle of such big cities as New York and Los Angeles endangering the competitive balance, sports is no longer the entertainment our parents remember. With the latest information on one of the most dynamic and growing areas of the entertainment industry, Sports Inc. will enlighten students interested in a career in sports entertainment, sports marketing experts, and hardcore fans alike.
This book explores the business aspect of sports with an orientation to those topics that are most relevant to journalists, providing the foundation for understanding the various parts of the sports business. Moving beyond sports writing, this text offers a distinct perspective on professional, college, and international sports organizations – structure, governance, labor issues, and other business factors within the sports community. Written clearly and compellingly, The Business of Sports includes cases (historical, current, and hypothetical) to illustrate how business concerns play a role in the reporting of sports. New features for the second edition include: updates throughout, including disciplinary policies throughout the major sports leagues expanded discussion of intellectual property issues and merchandising new sections on ethical issues in sports, aimed at journalists. Offering critical insights on the business of sports, this text is a required resource for sports journalists and students in sports journalism.
The Foreign Business of American Professional Leagues
Author: Frank P. Jozsa
Category: Business & Economics
The book focuses on how, when, where and why the US-based professional sports leagues extend their brands and penetrate markets in nations across the globe. The book examines the strategies, progress and expectations of each league despite the cultural, economic and political barriers that exist between and within countries and areas. It offers a model of the sports business and, where appropriate, the emergence, evolution and growth of prominent women's sports leagues are documented. This book is unique as there are no other academic publications that study and report the global ambitions of this special group of organizations in one volume. Readers such as college and university sports history, management, marketing and international business professors, students and researchers can use and apply the book, as either a teaching supplement, reference and/or literature source. It will also appeal to targeted groups beyond the academic community with strategic economic incentives to learn about sports capitalism, such as sports entrepreneurs and league officials.
This study considers the importance of location for new and relocated major league franchises in the more than 130 years since the National League was founded. Included are an analysis of market differences and similarities, team performances and demographics and area economic comparisons. Market data are used to predict future expansions and relocations of major league teams.
Allen "has captured the fun, trivia, and bravado of skiing while offering a thoroughly researched national overview and analysis of its first century in the United States". -- Journal of American History
This comprehensive, three-volume set focuses on the legal and business aspects of sports in the United States and abroad. The authors have presented the subject matter from a practical and pragmatic perspective, yet with analytical precision and attention to fine points of detail. This book is composed of five parts: Part I deals with the law and business of sports in the United States, with the primary emphasis on the legal aspects of professional sports. Part II deals with the internationalization of sports from various perspectives, principally North American team sports. Part III explores the law and business of sports in 18 non-U.S. jurisdictions--subject matter hardly covered in other sources, if at all. Part IV treats the legal and, to some extent, business aspects of broadcasting and sports, both in the United States and in selected foreign jurisdictions. Part V focuses upon sports marketing in its various forms in the United States, as well as its international perspectives. This easy-to-read work is unmatched in that it covers subjects not addressed or only tangentially addressed in other works, presents insiders perspectives on the subject matter, and focuses extensively on international aspects of sports law and business in connection with many different subjects. Among its exhibits, International Sports Law and Business includes a World League of American Football Standard Player Contract form, a sample World League of American Football Acquisition and Operation Agreement, Statute of Court of Arbitration for Sport and Regulations. It also includes a comprehensive index.
Berkshire Hathaway, the $300 billion conglomerate that Warren Buffett built, is among the world's largest and most famous corporations. Yet, for all its power and celebrity, few people understand Berkshire, and many assume it cannot survive without Buffett. This book proves them wrong. In a comprehensive portrait of the corporate culture that unites Berkshire's subsidiaries, Lawrence A. Cunningham unearths the traits that assure the conglomerate's continued prosperity. Riveting stories of each subsidiary's origins, triumphs, and journey to Berkshire reveal how managers generate economic value from intangibles like thrift, integrity, entrepreneurship, autonomy, and a sense of permanence. Rich with lessons for those wishing to profit from the Berkshire model, this engaging book is a valuable read for entrepreneurs, business owners, managers, family business members, and investors, and it is an important resource for scholars of corporate stewardship. General readers will enjoy learning how an iconoclastic businessman transformed a struggling textile company into a corporate legacy.
How One Year, 100 Events, and 50 Different Sports Changed My Life
Author: Tim Forbes
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
Tim Forbes was like many Americans: painfully unsatisfied in his corporate job but making too much money to walk away. But then, one momentous day, he and his wife struck the Deal, leading to a career in the one field he loved more than anything sports. Happy ending, right? Wrong. Years later, having carved our his place in the sports business, he was surprised when a friend asked, "Do you still love sports?" What really stunned him, through, was that he didn't know the answer. Of course he still loved sports! Didn't he? After all, hadn't he walked away from a perk-filled Corporate American life to start over as perhaps the oldest unpaid intern in PGA Tour history? Was it possible it had all been for nothing? His year-long quest to find the answer started with a single game. But what he discovered there soon led to an unlikely coast-to-coast "sports walkabout" involving 100 more games and 50 different sports-from major-maker events to the smallest of the small. Poignant, irreverent, and ultimately inspiring, It's Game Time Somewhere chronicles one man's search for the love of the game. Alternately blessed and cursed by the notion that everyone should do what they love for a living, Tim Forbes creates and writes about the games that people play. He lives in Southern California with his exceedingly tolerant wife, The Bird. Book jacket.
A Fan's Guide to Collecting the Top 100 Sports Cards of All Time
Author: Jon Waldman,Stephen Laroche
Publisher: ECW Press
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Offers a retrospective of the greatest and rarest sports cards ever produced, covering baseball, basketball, football, hockey, boxing, and golf, and explores the innovations and controversies of the hobby's industry.
Jojo und seine kleine Schwester Kayla leben bei ihren Großeltern Mam and Pop an der Golfküste von Mississippi. Leonie, ihre Mutter, kümmert sich kaum um sie. Sie nimmt Drogen und arbeitet in einer Bar. Wenn sie high ist, wird Leonie von Visionen ihres toten Bruders heimgesucht, die sie quälen, aber auch trösten. Mam ist unheilbar an Krebs erkrankt, und der stille und verlässliche Pop versucht, den Haushalt aufrecht zu erhalten und Jojo beizubringen, wie man erwachsen wird. Als der weiße Vater von Leonies Kindern aus dem Gefängnis entlassen wird, packt sie ihre Kinder und eine Freundin ins Auto und fährt zur »Parchment Farm«, dem staatlichen Zuchthaus, um ihn abzuholen. Eine Reise voller Gefahr und Hoffnung. Jesmyn Ward erzählt so berührend wie unsentimental von einer schwarzen Familie in einer von Armut und tief verwurzeltem Rassismus geprägten Gesellschaft. Was bedeuten familiäre Bindungen, wo sind ihre Grenzen? Wie bewahrt man Würde, Liebe und Achtung, wenn man sie nicht erfährt? Singt, ihr Lebenden und ihr Toten, singt ist ein großer Roman, getragen von Wards so besonderer melodischer Sprache, ein zärtliches Familienporträt, eine Geschichte von Hoffnungen und Kämpfen, voller Anspielungen auf das Alte Testament und die Odyssee.
In this issue of Clinics in Sports Medicine, Dr. Stephen Brockmeier from the University of Virginia has assembled a group of experts to provide the latest updates on Rotator Cuff Surgery. This issue begins with the epidemiology and natural history of rotator cuff tears, followed by articles on: Imaging Evaluation of the Rotator Cuff; Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: Techniques in 2012; Biologics in the Management of Rotator Cuff Surgery; Outcomes of Rotator Cuff Surgery: What Does the Evidence Tell Us?; Rotator Cuff Injury in the Overhead Athlete; Failed Rotator Cuff Surgery, Evaluation and Decision-Making; Revision Rotator Cuff Repair; Non-Arthroplasty Options for the Management of Massive and Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears; and Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears and Cuff Tear Arthroplasty.
This issue of Clinics in Sports Medicine, Guest Edited by Alexander K. Meininger, MD, is devoted to Leg Pain in Athletes. Leg pain is a common manifestation of many ailments for which the athlete is vulnerable. In this issue, authors will discuss the most common causes of leg pain, including tibial stress syndrome, stress fractures, and exertional compartment syndrome. Attention will also be given to the evaluation of the injured runner, risk factors (such as the female athlete triad), and useful imaging adjuncts will be discussed.
In this issue of Clinics in Sports Medicine, guest editors Dilaawar Mistry and John MacKnight have developed a team of experts to review updates and advances in Primary Care Sports Medicine, focusing on those areas that are recently and/or rapidly changing in the sports medicine world. Topics in this issue include common infectious conditions, pulmonary disorders, cardiac screening – pros and cons, pharmacy, neuropsychiatric considerations, recent advances in the management of eating disorders and female athlete triad, iron and nutritional issues, sickle cell, the international athlete, and Attention Deficit Disorder in athletes.
This issue of Clinics in Sports Medicine will explore all aspects of sports-related concussion, such as the biomechanics and epidemiology of concussions,as well as special considerations for female and pediatric athletes. The issue will also include articles on return-to-play and retiring decisions after sports-related concussions.
This issue of Clinics in Sports Medicine, Guest Edited by Peter R. Kurzweil, MD, focuses on Sports-Related Injuries of the Meniscus. Articles in this issue will include: Indications for meniscus repair: traumatic tears do better; Biologic enhancement of meniscal repair; Repairing the Unrepairable Meniscus; Posterior Horn Tears – all-inside suture repair; Meniscal Repair – Inside-out sutures; Meniscal Root tears – Recognizing and Repairing; Meniscal Repair – outside-in suture; Meniscal Repair with the Newest Fixators – which are best?; Treating post-meniscectomy pain with Meniscal implants; Meniscus Repair in Children; and Getting Athletes Back to Sports after Meniscus Repair.
This issue of Clinics in Sports Medicine, Guest Edited by Drs. Lyle Micheli and Pierre d'Hemecourt, focuses on Spinal Injuries in the Athlete. Articles in this outstanding issue include: Sport Specific Biomechanics of Spinal Injuries in the Athlete (Throwing Athletes, Rotational Sports and Contact-collision); Sport Specific Biomechanics of Spinal Injuries in the Athlete (Dance, Figure Skating and Gymnastics); Back Pain in the Pediatric and Adolescent Athlete; Spinal Deformity and Congenital Abnormalities; The Young Adult Spine; The Aging Spine; Thoraco-lumbar Spine: Trauma and spinal deformity: Indications for Surgical Fusion and Return to Play Criteria; Overview of spinal interventions; Congenital and Acute Cervical Spine injuries with Return to Play Criteria; Degenerative Cervical Spine Disease; Spinal cord abnormalities; Infectious, Inflammatory, and Metabolic Diseases of the Spine; and Spinal tumors.
Warum manche Menschen erfolgreich sind - und andere nicht
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher: Campus Verlag
Category: Political Science
Malcolm Gladwell, Bestsellerautor und Star des amerikanischen Buchmarkts, hat die wahren Ursachen des Erfolgs untersucht und darüber ein lehrreiches, faszinierendes Buch geschrieben. Es steckt voller Geschichten und Beispiele, die zeigen, dass auch außergewöhnlicher Erfolg selten etwas mit individuellen Eigenschaften zu tun hat, sondern mit Gegebenheiten, die es dem einen leicht und dem anderen unmöglich machen, erfolgreich zu sein. Die Frage ist nicht, wie jemand ist, sondern woher er kommt: Welche Bedingungen haben diesen Menschen hervorgebracht? Auf seiner anregenden intellektuellen Erkundung der Welt der Überflieger erklärt Gladwell unter anderem das Geheimnis der Softwaremilliardäre, wie man ein herausragender Fußballer wird, warum Asiaten so gut in Mathe sind und was die Beatles zur größten Band aller Zeiten machte.
Business Solutions to the World's Most Vexing Social Problems
Author: Marc J. Lane
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Practical guidance to maximize financial results while driving positive social change The Mission-Driven Venture provides actionable guidance for leveraging the power of the marketplace to solve the world's most vexing social problems. Written by attorney and financial advisor Marc J. Lane, a renowned thought leader and expert on entrepreneurship, social enterprises, impact investing and entrepreneurial finance, this book reaches the full spectrum of interests represented at the intersection of business and social change. Whether a social entrepreneur, impact investor, socially conscious individual, or a nonprofit or foundation leader, any reader committed to social innovation can benefit from this practical roadmap to the rapidly developing arena of social enterprise. Through real-world accounts of the journeys and successes of mission-driven ventures, Lane effectively illustrates the transformative potential of social enterprise, inspiring the reader to be an agent of change. Among the many tools offered through The Mission-Driven Venture, readers will: Find functional guidance to move from idea to reality with a step-by-step guide to designing and implementing a successful mission-driven venture Assess the benefits and challenges of the business models and entity choices available to the social entrepreneur Examine the entrepreneurial linkages between nonprofits and for-profits Recognize governance issues that can arise when mission and profit objectives clash, and discover tools for managing them Explore evolving trends and developments in financing social enterprise Discover methods and tools for measuring and reporting social impact Develop an effective strategy for achieving both financial success and meaningful social impact
Wie hängen Sport-Sponsoring und erfolgreiches Marken-Management zusammen? Welche Ziele können mit Sport-Branding erreicht werden? Welche Sportart und welches Event passen zur Marke? Antworten auf diese und weitere Fragen bekommen Marken-Praktiker in diesem Buch – systematisch und grundlegend aufbereitet, mit zahlreichen Fallbeispielen, Analysen, konkreten Schritten und Strategien. „Als eine besonders reizvolle Lektüre erscheint dieses Buch für Praktiker aus Sport und Wirtschaft, die mit dem Thema Sport-Sponsoring zu tun haben. Ohne auf eine theoretische Fundierung zu verzichten, erklärt es auf pragmatische Weise den Sinn einer langfristigen, fairen und gefestigten Verbindung zwischen Sport und Wirtschaft und gibt nicht zuletzt durch die besonders anschaulichen Beispiele gute Ideen für die praktische Umsetzung.“ Transfer - Werbeforschung & Praxis „[...] das Buch [ist] mit seinen vielen Beispielen und den sehr fundierten Hintergründen und Analysen ein wertvoller Ratgeber für alle Unternehmen und Marketing-Experten, die ins Sport-Sponsoring zur Markenbildung einsteigen wollen.“ business-wissen.de
Sport and Spectacle in the Golden Age of Radio and Newsreels, Movies and Magazines, the Weekly and the Daily Press
Author: Michael Oriard
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
This landmark work explores the vibrant world of football from the 1920s through the 1950s, a period in which the game became deeply embedded in American life. Though millions experienced the thrills of college and professional football firsthand during these years, many more encountered the game through their daily newspapers or the weekly Saturday Evening Post, on radio broadcasts, and in the newsreels and feature films shown at their local movie theaters. Asking what football meant to these millions who followed it either casually or passionately, Michael Oriard reconstructs a media-created world of football and explores its deep entanglements with a modernizing American society. Football, claims Oriard, served as an agent of "Americanization" for immigrant groups but resisted attempts at true integration and racial equality, while anxieties over the domestication and affluence of middle-class American life helped pave the way for the sport's rise in popularity during the Cold War. Underlying these threads is the story of how the print and broadcast media, in ways specific to each medium, were powerful forces in constructing the football culture we know today.