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  • The Impact of Sports Teams on Team Performance Managementby Vanessa Ratten

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 199.00

    This e-book comprises eight original articles that show best practice examples of the latest developments in the research on teams in the sports context and deal with issues related to how to manage teams so they perform better. The articles show the diverse contexts and applications of teams in the sports context, and touch on issues such as professional... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movementby Ian Buchanan; Bill Mallon

    Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 119.99

    The third edition of this fascinating book deals with both levels of the competition?the competitive side and the administrative side. The dictionary includes hundreds of cross-referenced entries on the major sports, more outstanding athletes, participating countries and numerous bodies in the organization as well as successive generations of officials?starting... more...

  • Stumbling on Wins (Bonus Content Edition)by David Berri; Martin Schmidt

    Pearson Education 2010; US$ 24.99

    The next quantum leap beyond Moneyball , this book offers powerful new insights into all human decision-making, because if sports teams are getting it wrong this badly, how do you know you're not? Sometimes the decisions that teams make are simply inexplicable. Consider: sports teams have an immense amount of detailed, quantifiable information... more...

  • International Sports Marketingby Vanessa Ratten

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 199.00

    It is vital for academics and practitioners in the sports industry to understand which business and industrial orientated factors are the most successful in encouraging business and organizational loyalty. The aim of this e-book is to understand in more detail the way business and industrial marketing works in the sports industry. more...

  • Managing Sportby Harald Dolles

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 199.00

    This e-book contains a selection of the best papers chosen from the “Sport as a Business” track at the annual EURAM 2010 conference. more...

  • International Handbook on the Economics of Mega Sporting Eventsby Wolfgang Maennig; Andrew Zimbalist

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 60.00

    From the Olympics to the World Cup, mega sporting events are a source of enjoyment for tens of thousands, but can also be a source of intense debate and controversy. This insightful new Handbook addresses a number of central questions, including: How are host cities selected and under what economic conditions? How are these events organized, and how... more...

  • The 1908 Olympicsby Keith Baker

    SportsBooks 2011; US$ 9.99

    The 1908 London Olympics can claim to be the first 'modern' sporting event which pitted nation against nation. There were rows between the British and Americans; a one-man walkover in the 400 metres when the US runners boycotted the event; a dispute over the shoes worn by one of the British tug of war teams and when the American team failed to dip... more...

  • The British Olympicsby Martin Polley; Simon Inglis

    Historic England 2012; US$ 14.57

    History records that the Olympic Games originated in ancient Greece nearly three thousand years ago, died out around 393 AD, and were triumphantly reborn in 1896, in the Greek capital of Athens. Rather less well known is how, during the intervening centuries, an assortment of British writers, romantics, sportsmen and visionaries helped nurture that... more...

  • Global Sport Marketingby Michel Desbordes; André Richelieu

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 60.95

    Globalization has had a profound impact on the sports industry, creating an international market in which sports teams, leagues and players have become internationally recognized brands. This important new study of contemporary sports marketing examines the opportunities and threats posed by a global sports market, outlining the tools and strategies... more...

  • The 1912 Stockholm Olympicsby Leif Yttergren; Hans Bolling

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 55.00

    King Gustaf V of Sweden inaugurated the Fifth Olympiad at the Olympic Stadium in Stockholm on July 6, 1912. In the following weeks, 2,380 competitors from 27 nations representing six continents participated in well-organized competitions in perfect weather conditions. The largest Olympics yet at the time, the Stockholm Games have thus gone down in... more...