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Practical Ethics in Sport Management

By Angela Lumpkin, Sharon Kay Stoll

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Format: Paperback, 260 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 November 2011
Leaders and managers throughout the sporting world face many ethical challenges on a daily basis. Should an athletic director chastise an unruly but influential supporter? What factors should affect an athlete's eligibility? Is competitiveness acceptable in youth sports? This text shows aspiring sports management professionals how to identify the moral issues in sports and develop principle-centered leadership practices to lead with justice, honesty, and beneficence. Among the issues addressed are the conflict between sportsmanship and gamesmanship, violence in sports, racial and gender equity, performance-enhancing drugs, academics, and commercialization. Throughout, specific examples from real-world sports situations and reflective questions encourage students to think critically. By exploring practical application ethics at all competitive levels, this volume gives future athletic professionals the tools needed to navigate the tricky waters of ethics in sport.

About the Author

Angela Lumpkin is a professor and department chair in the department of health, exercise, and sport sciences at Texas Tech University. She is the author of 22 books. Sharon Kay Stoll serves as the director of the University of Idaho's Center for ETHICS* and is the author of eight books. Jennifer M. Beller is an associate professor of kinesiology and educational psychology at Washington State University and an affiliate faculty member to the University of Idaho's Center for ETHICS*.


"the authors supplement this thoughtful book with present-day examples and suggestions for further research. An important resource for students interested in sports management. Recommended"--Choice; "this volume on management ethics explores issues in sports management from school and youth leagues through professional franchises"--Reference & Research Book News.

EAN: 9780786463985
ISBN: 0786463988
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Dimensions: 24.89 x 17.53 x 2.03 centimetres (0.48 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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