The social, cultural and economic significance of sport has never been more evident than it is today. Adopting a critical management perspective, this book examines the most important themes and challenges in global sport management. From match-fixing, doping, bribery and corruption to corporate social responsibility, governance, and new media, it helps students, researchers and practitioners to understand the changing face of the global sport industry.

Written by leading international sport management experts, Critical Issues in Global Sport Management includes twenty chapters and real-life case studies from around the world. It examines contemporary governance and management issues as well as the ethical challenges faced by the global sport industry, including questions of integrity and accountability in recent drug scandals that have been widely reported and debated. This book deals with such questions and many more, highlighting the fact that the global sport system is in urgent need of new and innovative solutions to these ongoing problems.

Based on cutting-edge research from the US, UK, Australia, Europe and beyond, this book will add depth and currency to any course in sport management, sport business, sport development, or sport events.

chapter 1|6 pages

Critical issues in global sport

ByNico Schulenkorf, Stephen Frawley

part |2 pages

Part 1 Governance, integrity and welfare

chapter 2|14 pages

Governance, CSR and diversity: a critical field of study in global sport management

ByJohanna A. Adriaanse, Sarah Cobourn, Stephen Frawley

chapter 3|15 pages

Gender diversity in the governance of international sport federations

ByJohanna A. Adriaanse

chapter 4|26 pages

Integrity and corruption in sport

ByCatherine Ordway, Hayden Opie

chapter 5|13 pages

Match-fixing and manipulation in sport

ByMarkus Breuer, Sebastian Kaiser

chapter 6|16 pages

Doping control and global sport

ByJules R. Woolf

chapter 7|20 pages

Head injuries and concussion issues

ByAnnette Greenhow, Lisa Gowthorp

part |2 pages

Part 2 Globalisation

chapter 8|13 pages

Globalisation and professional sport

ByGeoff Dickson and João M.C. Malaia Santos

chapter 9|13 pages

Socio-economic impacts of sports mega-events: more unintended than intended?

ByWolfram Manzenreiter, John Horne

chapter 10|11 pages

Social media, fan engagement and global sport

ByOlan Scott, Michael Naylor, Katherine Bruffy

chapter 11|12 pages

Managing football hooliganism

ByJoel Rookwood

chapter 12|12 pages

Farewell to the hooligan? Modern developments in football crowd management

ByGeoff Pearson, Clifford Stott

chapter 13|16 pages

Global sport-for-development

ByNico Schulenkorf, Emma Sherry, Katie Rowe

chapter 14|11 pages

Sport and international diplomacy

ByRobert E. Baker, Pamela H. Baker

part |2 pages

Part 3 Technology and social media

chapter 15|14 pages

Analytics, technology and high-performance sport

ByBill Gerrard

chapter 16|19 pages

A general theory of the use of technology in sport and some consequences

ByHarry Collins, Robert Evans

chapter 18|14 pages

Social media analytics for sport management: pitfalls, tools and best practices

ByLarena Hoeber, Orland Hoeber

chapter 19|12 pages

Digital technology and sport sponsorship

ByChristopher Rumpf, Christoph Breuer

chapter 20|8 pages

Current trends and future research challenges in global sport management

ByStephen Frawley, Nico Schulenkorf