Torkildsen's Sport and Leisure Management (Paperback)

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By George Torkildsen, Rob Wilson (Editor), Chris Platts (Editor)
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For nearly thirty years George Torkildsen's classic textbook has been the most comprehensive and engaging introduction to sport and leisure management available to students at all levels. Now in a fully revised sixth edition, it is still the only textbook that covers all the key topics taught within contemporary sport and leisure management courses.

This new edition includes expanded coverage of the practical managerial skills that students must develop if aiming for a career in the sport and leisure industry, from planning and managing people to marketing and entrepreneurship. It includes five completely new chapters on leisure in the home, financial management, quality management and law and enterprise, reflecting important developments in contemporary sport and leisure. This edition retains the hallmark strengths of previous editions, including in-depth discussion of the social and cultural context of sport and leisure, full analysis of the public, private and voluntary sectors, and a review of key products and services, including sport, tourism, the arts, play and leisure in the natural environment.

Richly illustrated throughout with up-to-date evidence, data, case-studies and international examples, each chapter also contains a range of useful pedagogical features, such as discussion questions, practical tasks and structured guides to further reading and resources. For the first time, a dedicated companion website offers additional teaching and learning resources for students and lecturers.

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About the Author

Peter Taylor is Professor of Sport Economics at the Sport Industry Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University, UK. He has researched and written many publications on sport and leisure economics and management, including Economics of Sport and Recreation (with Chris Gratton).
Product Details
ISBN: 9780415497930
ISBN-10: 0415497930
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: November 9th, 2010
Pages: 614
Language: English