|Paul M. Pedersen|
The 5th edition of Contemporary Sport Management, co-edited by Paul M. Pedersen, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, was recently published. The text provides students with an overview of sport management by presenting extensive discussions of the foundational aspects of the profession and current topics from the field. It explains the relevance of legal, sociocultural, historical, political, and psychological concepts to the management of sport; the professional skills of sport managers; and ways in which the globalization of sport continues to affect sport management professions.
The new edition also contains a variety of updated learning tools, including international sidebars with associated activities, a timeline, ethics and critical thinking sections, a running glossary, chapter objectives, end-of-chapter reviews, and references to help students stay engaged with the material and understand key concepts and terms. In addition, the web study guide (WSG) contains multiple interactive learning experiences that assist students in retaining the information. From historical foundations and future directions to current issues and professional skill sets, this new edition continues to inform and inspire up-and-coming professionals to have a positive influence on the management of sport.