International Cases in the Business of Sport (Paperback)

By Simon Chadwick (Editor), David Arthur (Editor)

Butterworth-Heinemann, 9780750685436, 454pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2007

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (12/21/2015)
Paperback (1/22/2017)

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International Cases in the Business of Sport focuses specifically on the analysis of high profile cases studies within the management of sport businesses and offers an innovative teaching solution to a market that is often overlooked.

This book is a truly international text examining sports from a global perspective and including case studies on: football, rugby, baseball, athletics, cricket, motor sports and sailing. Edited by two leading figures in the field, the text provides:

  • a fantastic range of global sports cases authored by renowned experts in the field
  • cutting edge analysis and comprehensive diagnosis of major international professional sport business cases
  • a clear and structured presentation and examination of key issues within each case
  • a strong blend of academic and practitioner analysis and commentary
  • an informative and comprehensive resource for those seeking a better understanding of developments in commercial sport
  • a companion website available for tutors using this text with further analysis, more cases and extra questions and exercises.

The combination of academic theory and real world examples in the world of sport business make this is a vital book for students, academics and those already working in the sports industry.

About the Author

Simon Chadwick is Professor of Sport Business Strategy and Marketing, and Leader of the Ambushing, Sponsorship and Sport Marketing Group, at Coventry University (UK). He is also a Director of the Birkbeck Sport Business Centre at the University of London. Simon is co-editor of the books 'The Business of Sport Management', 'The Marketing of Sport' and 'The Business of Tourism Management' (all published by FT Prentice Hall), and is also Editor of the International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, Elsevier's Sport Marketing book series and the Henry Stewart Sports Marketing Talk Series. Simon has worked with numerous organisations from across sport including FC Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Chivas US, the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the Football Association (FA), Sport England, the International Tennis Federation, Sport Business, Red Mandarin and International Marketing Reports. Dave Arthur is a senior lecturer in the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Management at Southern Cross University where he co ordinates the acclaimed Master of International Sport Management degree. Although this is his first co edited book he has published many book chapters, a range of articles in leading sport journals and is a member of the editorial board of Sport Management Review. In addition to academia he has consulted to leading sporting organisations including the National Rugby League, South Sydney Rugby League Club and the Australian Sports Commission. His abiding sporting passion however is rugby union. As a practicing journalist he was accredited for the 2003 Rugby World Cup and in 2006 he was privileged to be the Pacific Islanders' Media Manager for their three Test series versus Wales, Scotland and Ireland.