Human Resource Management in Sport and Recreation (Hardcover)

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Human Resource Management in Sport and Recreation, Third Edition, provides current and future practitioners with a solid foundation in research and application of human resource management in the sport and recreation industries. The third edition prepares students for success by bringing into focus the three divergent groups of people who constitute human resources in sport and recreation organizations: paid professional workers, volunteers, and the clients themselves.

Dr. Packianathan Chelladurai, pioneer in the field of sport management, continues to bring his expertise to this edition; he is joined by new coauthor Dr. Shannon Kerwin, an active researcher in organizational behavior and human resource management in sport. With more than 50 collective years of experience in teaching management of human resources, Chelladurai and Kerwin synthesize the core dynamics of human resources and the management of these resources as well as the role of the sport and recreation manager.

The third edition’s updated references, examples, and studies reflect the increased growth, interest, and complexity in human resource management in recreation and sport in recent years. Additional enhancements of the third edition include the following:

• A new opening chapter on the significance of human resources describes consumer services, professional services, and human services and provides a model for the subsequent chapters.

• A greater emphasis is placed on recruitment and training as an essential component of success.

• New “Technology in Human Resource Management” and “Diversity Management of Human Resources” sidebars connect theory to practice for sport managers as they confront contemporary issues in the workplace.

• Case studies at the end of each chapter help students apply concepts from the chapter to real-world scenarios.

• Instructor ancillaries help instructors prepare for class with the use of an instructor guide with a syllabus, tips for teaching, and additional resources, as well as an image bank.

In addition, updated pedagogical aids include learning objectives, summaries, lists of key terms, comprehension questions, and discussion questions to guide student learning through each chapter. Sidebars throughout the text provide applied concepts, highlight relevant research, and offer digestible takeaways.

Organized into four parts, the text begins by outlining the unique and common characteristics of the three groups of human resources in sport and recreation. Part II focuses on differences in people and how the differences affect behavior in sport and recreation organizations. In part III, readers explore significant organizational processes in the management of human resources. Part IV discusses two significant outcomes expected of human resource practices: satisfaction and commitment. Finally, a conclusion synthesizes information and presents a set of founding and guiding themes.

Human Resource Management in Sport and Recreation, Third Edition, explains essential concepts in human resources in the sport and recreation industries. The authors present a clear and concise treatise on the critical aspects of management of human resources within sport and recreational organizations to help aspiring and current professionals maximize their potentiaal in the field.

About the Author


Packianathan Chelladurai, PhD, is a distinguished professor in the School of Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management at Troy University in Troy, Alabama. Widely recognized as a leader in the field of sport management, Chelladurai has taught human resource management in sport and recreation for the past 40 years in both Canada and the United States. He is the author of six books, including Sport Management: Macro Perspectives, which was the first book to apply organizational theory to sport management. He has also written more than 115 journal articles and 39 book chapters. His writings on leadership and decision making are particularly well known; perhaps best known are his Multidimensional Model of Leadership and the Leadership Scale for Sports (LSS), which has been translated into more than 15 languages. In 1991, he served as editor of the Journal of Sport Management. He is a founding member of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and the European Association of Sport Management (EASM). He is a long-standing member of the prestigious National Academy of Kinesiology.

Chelladurai received an MASc and a PhD in management science from the University of Waterloo. In 1990, the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education elected him as a corresponding fellow of the academy. In 1991, he was the first recipient of NASSM’s most prestigious honor, the Earle F. Zeigler Award. In 2005, the EASM bestowed on him its first-ever Award of Merit for Distinguished Services to Sport Management Education. In 2015, the EASM named its most prestigious award after Dr. Chelladurai: It is known as the EASM Chelladurai Award. He was the recipient of that award in that year.

Shannon Kerwin, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of sport management at Brock University. Her research relates to how personal and organizational values align in order to enhance important organizational outcomes.

Kerwin is a member of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and Academy of Management. She received the NASSM research fellow award for research in sport management in 2015 and received the Chancellor’s Chair for Teaching Excellence award from Brock University for assessing leadership development among students in 2016. She has coauthored chapters in three sport management textbooks and has over 30 articles in academic journals. Kerwin enjoys reading, running, and playing with her two children.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781492535850
ISBN-10: 1492535850
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Publication Date: May 24th, 2017
Pages: 408
Language: English