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Professionalism in sports. Professional sports (General)

  • Life Story Research in Sportby Kitrina Douglas; David Carless

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    What is life really like for the elite athlete? How does the experience of being a professional sports person differ from the popular perceptions of fans, journalists or academics? Why might elite sports people experience mental health difficulties away from the public gaze? In the first book-length study of its kind, Kitrina Douglas and David... more...

  • Tales from the Sacramento Kings Locker Roomby Jerry Reynolds; Don Drysdale; Grant Napear

    Sports Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99

    Jerry Reynolds was country before country was cool. He also was part of the Sacramento Kings before that was cool. 2015 marks the team?s 30th season in California?s capital, and Jerry has been there from the start. Quietly, he has been instrumental in the team?s growth from a shoestring operation that couldn?t compete to a model NBA franchise that... more...

  • Vermarktung von Sportveranstaltungenby Felicitas Schlepper

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 54.99

    ?In der Literatur werden Individualsportarten, wie der klassische Marathonlauf, bisher wenig betrachtet und ihre Erfolgsfaktoren nur begrenzt untersucht. Felicitas Schlepper untersucht, welche Erfolgsfaktoren für die Vermarktung von Sportveranstaltungen definiert sind und entwickelt ein Erfolgsmodell zur Vermarktung des Münster-Marathons. Die empirische... more...

  • The Cultural Politics of Lifestyle Sportsby Belinda Wheaton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    This important new study examines the changing place and meaning of lifestyle sports ? parkour, surfing, skateboarding, kite-surfing and others ? and asks whether they continue to pose a challenge to the dominant meanings and experience of ?sport? and physical culture. Drawing on a series of in-depth, empirical case-studies, the book offers a re-evaluation... more...

  • Amateurism in Sportby Lincoln Allison

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 65.95

    We often decry "amateurism", yet one can do things "for the love of it" rather than for money. It can also show that an economic system which has more voluntary, unpaid activity is a more efficient system. This work examines amateurism's rationale, its history, ethics and economics. more...

  • Plunkett's Sports Industry Almanac 2013by Jack W. Plunkett

    Plunkett Research, Ltd. 2012; US$ 349.99

    A complete market research guide to the business side of sports, teams, marketing and equipment ? a tool for strategic planning, competitive intelligence, employment searches or financial research. Features trends, statistical tables and a glossary. Includes profiles of the world?s top 350 sports industry firms and organizations, containing addresses,... more...

  • Strategische Erfolgsfaktoren professioneller Sportorganisationenby Bernd Sontag

    Gabler Verlag 2012; US$ 69.99

    In den letzten Jahren haben sich diverse Strömungen des strategischen Managements entwickelt, die, angefangen bei strategischen Erfolgsfaktoren über eine Zusammenstellung als Denkschulen bis hin zu differenzierten Management Views reichen. Bernd Sontag setzt sich mit den wesentlichen Erfolgsfaktorenstudien kritisch auseinander und stellt sie den strategischen... more...

  • How to be a Sports Agentby Mel Stein; Mark Levinstein

    Oldcastle Books 2012; US$ 15.99

    A sports agent. In its simplest form, a sports agent is an individual or company who represents a sportsperson. They try to get them a better contract, a better endorsement, a better sponsorship, a better deal. Nothing wrong with that, is there? Or is there? The problem, inevitably, is money. There are huge sums sloshing around in professional sport... more...

  • Lifting the Cupby Mark Metcalf; David Wood

    Wharncliffe 2010; US$ 8.99

    This is the first detailed account of Barnsley Football Club's most illustrious and successful period. Between 1910 and 1912 'Battling Barnsley' won their way through to the FA Cup Final, then the most prestigious football tournament in the world, on not one but two occasions and capped things off by beating West Bromwich Albion in the... more...