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Practical Ethics in Sport Management

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.
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Angela Lumpkin is a professor in the Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences at the University of Kansas, where she also served as dean of the School of Education. She is the author of 22 books and is a recipient of The Order of the Long Leaf Pine presented by Governor James B. Hunt of North Carolina for contributions to the physical fitness and health of North Carolinians. Sharon Kay Stoll serves as the director of the Center for ETHICS* and is considered one of the leading authorities in competitive moral education intervention techniques for college-aged students in America. She is the author of eight books and has been featured on such national programs as Nightline, SportsCenter, ESPN Chat Line, and Fox Sports' Goin' Deep. 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* serving as their research and measurement specialist. Her work has been featured on Nightline, CNN, ESPN, Fox News, the BBC TV in Manchester, England, and as part of a winning national news documentary award.


"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.

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