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  • 1940 TOKYO GAMES - COLLINSby Sandra Collins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95

    By representing their experience of modernity as different from the West in their respective Olympic Games, Asian nations reveal much about the ambitions and anxieties of being an Asian host in the continuing western Olympic hegemony. This original work explores the encounter between ?the East and the West? by analyzing the deliberate self-presentational... more...

  • Sport Governance: International Case Studiesby Ian O'Boyle; Trish Bradbury

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00

    Governance has become a hugely important issue within sport. Issues of corruption and ?bad governance? have become synonymous with some aspects of sport and closer scrutiny than ever before is being applied to ensure organisations are following international best practice in respect to how they are governed. As sport organisations are required to... more...

  • The London 2012 Olympicsby Vassil Girginov

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 150.00

    The Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is the first authoritative and comprehensive account of the world?s greatest sporting and cultural event. It tells the complete story of the 2012 Games from inception, through the successful bidding process and the planning and preparation phase, to delivery, the post-Games period and legacy.... more...

  • The Roots of Football Hooliganismby Eric Dunning; Patrick J. Murphy; John Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    This systematic historical and sociological study of the phenomenon of football hooliganism examines the history of crowd disorderliness at association football matches in Britain and assesses both popular and academic explanations of the problem. The authors? study starts in the 1880s, when professional football first emerged in its modern form,... more...

  • Fußballklubs als Global Playerby Philipp Schlösser

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 16.33

    Hauptbeschreibung Wie mauserten sich regional aktive Fußballklubs wie der FC Barcelona, Real Madrid oder Manchester United zu global ausstrahlenden Marken? Was sind die entscheidenden Erfolgsfaktoren für die Internationalisierung von Fußballvereinen? Welche Bedeutung hat eine Marktentwicklung über nationale Grenzen hinaus für den Klub als Unternehmen?... more...

  • Kundenbindung im Zuschauersportby Alexander Berlin

    Tectum Verlag 2012; US$ 25.91

    Durch den verschärften Wettbewerb mit anderen Freizeit- und Unterhaltungsangeboten stehen viele Sportklubs vor der Herausforderung, die Gunst der Kunden für sich zu gewinnen, um die eigene Position am Markt behaupten zu können. Deshalb sind sie gefordert, durch geeignete Maßnahmen Sportzuschauer langfristig an sich zu binden. Doch welche sind die Faktoren,... more...

  • Sport für Managerby Georg Matuszek

    Springer 2013; US$ 19.99

    Was kann der Manager vom Sport lernen? Was sind die Parallelen zwischen Sport und Beruf, diesen beiden Magneten der Leistungsorientiertheit? ?Besser sich quälen, als von den Umständen gequält zu werden" ist eine Maxime, die sich vom Sport aufs Leben übertragen lässt. Sport bringt ins Bewusstsein, zu welchen Leistungen Menschen fähig und gleichzeitig... more...

  • The Economic Theory of Professional Team Sportsby S. Kesenne

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2007; US$ 40.00

    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...

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

    Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 99.99

    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...