Sport Finance, Fourth Edition With Web Resource, grounds students in the real world of financial management in sport, showing them how to apply financial concepts and appreciate the importance of finance in establishing sound sport management practices. Utilizing a modern and practical approach, the text encourages students to take a strategic organizational perspective in learning financial skills while gaining a deeper understanding of the reasoning behind the principles of sport finance.
The fourth edition of Sport Finance has been revised and restructured to reflect the evolving needs of students entering the dynamic sport industry. Content updates and additions include the following:
A new chapter dedicated to assets (such as players, facilities, and goodwill) and liabilities (such as player salaries and long-term debt) and how they affect a sport organization
Expanded coverage of strategies to increase revenue and reduce expenses for greater profitability, enhanced with an example from a real-world athletic department
New chapters about reviewing financial statements, planning, and building a financial strategy to help guide decisions to create, expand, or exit a sport business or organization
Five new case studies covering a variety of sectors, sports, and countries to give students the opportunity to apply the concepts to practical scenarios
To further relate the content to real situations for students, study questions about each of the case studies have been incorporated into a new student web resource. The web resource also includes an interactive simulation called “The Two Dollar Team” that directly engages students with the book’s topics, including assets and liabilities, revenue and expenses, budgeting, cash management, and borrowing. Instructors will also find additional activities and a case study in the companion instructor guide, and they will receive a test package and presentation package.
Sport Finance, Fourth Edition, will enable students to grasp fundamental concepts in sport finance. By analyzing business structures, financial statements, and funding options, students will not only learn basic finance but will also understand how those skills are used to build a strategy and make sound financial decisions in the world of sport.
About the Author
Gil Fried, JD, is a professor and the chair of the sport management department in the College of Business at the University of New Haven. He worked as a financial analyst with Paul Kagan Associates and analyzed numerous broadcasting contracts. He has written a significant number of books and articles, taught graduate and undergraduate courses in sport finance, and lectured on finance topics to various audiences. In addition to teaching and writing, Fried serves as an expert witness in litigation related to personal injury or financial injury in the sports and entertainment industry.
Fried enjoys playing badminton and collecting stamps—particularly revenue and sport stamps to utilize in his teaching.
Tim DeSchriver, EdD, is an associate professor in the department of hospitality business management at the University of Delaware. DeSchriver has worked as a field economist for the U.S. Department of Labor and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in sport finance and sport economics since 1998. He has authored and contributed to several books and sport finance–related publications in refereed journals.
In his spare time, DeSchriver enjoys road cycling, mountain biking, and hiking.
Michael Mondello, PhD, is a professor in the department of marketing and the associate director of the Vinik Sport and Entertainment Management program at the University of South Florida. He teaches finance and analytics, with research interests in financial and analytical issues related to sport organizations, including competitive balance, economic impact analysis, contingent valuation, ticket pricing, and stadium financing.
Mondello’s work has been published in International Journal of Sport Finance, Economic Development Quarterly, Sport Marketing Quarterly, International Journal of Sport Management, Journal of Sports Economics, Journal of Sport Management, and Management Decision. He has also written a Harvard Business School case examining strategic philanthropy and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Mondello was recognized as a research fellow of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) in 2007.