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  • The Run to the Pennantby Duane W Rockerbie; Stephen T Easton

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    A number of clubs in professional sports leagues exhibit winning streaks over a number of consecutive seasons that do not conform to the standard economic model of a professional sports league developed by El Hodiri and Quirk (1994) and Fort and Quirk (1995). These clubs appear to display what we term 'unsustainable runs', defined as a... more...

  • Sports Marketingby J.A. Davis; J. Zutz Hilbert

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 60.00

    Written in an accessible and succinct style, the textbook illustrates key themes with clear graphics and relevant real-world examples. It discusses significant elements of marketing theory and the latest practices to allow undergraduate and graduate students to understand both traditional and more recent sports marketing practices. Sports Marketing... more...

  • Relational Rituals and Communicationby Dániel Z. Kádár

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    This book provides a ground-breaking, interaction-based framework of rituals, drawing on multiple research disciplines. It examines ritual as a relational action constructed in interaction through pre-existing patterns and captures the features of ritual phenomena by analysing interactants' behaviour in culturally and socially diverse contexts. more...

  • Making Pandemoniumby Nadeem Masood

    Troubador Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 10.99

    The Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in 2012 was largely celebrated as the greatest ceremony ever. It won over critics and the general public, and made a nation proud. This book describes the entire rehearsal process of the volunteers, told from a performer's perspective, for what most agreed was the most spectacular part of the show. more...

  • Marken und Sportby Holger Preuß; Frank Huber; Holger Schunk; Thomas Könecke

    Springer 2013; US$ 69.99

    Erstes deutschsprachiges Kompendium zum Status quo ?Marken und Sport?. Renommierte Autoren beleuchten den Themenkomplex umfassend und werfen einen Blick auf Markenstrategien, Instrumente der Markenführung und des Markencontrollings sowie markenrechtliche Aspekte. In erster Linie wird das Markenmanagement von Sportorganisationen und weiteren Akteuren... more...

  • Match-Fixing in International Sportsby M.R. Haberfeld; Dale Sheehan

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    Match ?fixing has become a widespread international problem in recent years. It includes everything from bribery of players, to putting undue influences on the owners of the soccer clubs, managers, coaches and others who have the ability to affect the final scores. In addition, match-fixing spills over into the arena of illegal betting (in person and... more...

  • Advances in Sport Science and Computer Scienceby M. Zhou

    WIT Press 2014; US$ 826.00

    The proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Sport Science and Computer Science (CCCS 2013) held in Hong Kong. This book brings together the latest research from both industry and academia, including state-of-art results, exploring new areas of research and development, and discussing emerging issues facing Sport Science and Computer Science. more...

  • La lex sportivaby Franck Latty

    BRILL 2007; US$ 282.00

    Based on the notion of transnational law, this book analyses the self-regulation of transnational sports movement. It shows that lex sportiva is made of various legal systems of the international federations, which the legal order of the International Olympic Committee tends to centralise. It evaluates the degree of autonomy of lex sportiva. more...

  • The 1908 Olympicsby Keith Baker

    SportsBooks 2011; US$ 7.00

    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...

  • 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...