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  • The Jewish Olympicsby Ron Kaplan; Ira Berkow

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 26.99

    Having grown from 390 athletes from fourteen countries to nine thousand athletes from seventy-eight countries, the Maccabiah Games (or the Jewish Olympics,? as it has come to be known) continue to gain popularity. The Maccabiah Games, which take place in Israel, first began in 1932, and the latest games took place in July of 2013, with the debut of... more...

  • Managing Elite Sport Systemsby Svein S. Andersen; Barrie Houlihan; Lars Tore Ronglan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Over the last twenty years or so there has been a sharp increase in interest from national sports federations and governments in the development of effective elite sport systems, particularly focused on achieving success in the summer and winter Olympic Games. Many countries now have publicly funded elite sports strategies which provide specialist... more...

  • The Economic Theory of Professional Team Sportsby S. Kesenne

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2007; US$ 47.00

    Analyses the theory of professional team sports. This book explores the special characteristics of the industry, analysing the product and player labour market under both the profit- and win-maximisation hypothesis. It investigates the impact of different league regulations such as the transfer system, revenue sharing arrangements and salary caps. more...

  • Boycottby Jerry Caraccioli; Tom Caraccioli; Walter F. Mondale

    New Chapter Press 2008; US$ 9.99

    With a thorough exploration of the political climate of the time and the Soviet Union?s invasion of Afghanistan, this book describes the repercussions of Jimmy Carter?s American boycott of the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. Despite missing the games they had trained relentlessly to compete in, many U.S. athletes went on to achieve remarkable successes... more...

  • 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...