Human Resource Management in Sport and Recreation (Paperback)

Human Resource Management in Sport and Recreation By Packianathan Chelladurai, Amy Chan Hyung Kim Cover Image
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The authoritative text for current and future practitioners of human resources management in the sport and recreation industries is back in a revised fourth edition. This new edition addresses contemporary issues that organizations face today. Human Resource Management in Sport and Recreation, Fourth Edition, offers a solid foundation in research and application, and it provides a holistic perspective of human resource management by bringing together the three groups of people who constitute human resources across sport and recreation organizations: paid professionals, volunteers, and the clients themselves.

Dr. Packianathan Chelladurai, a pioneer in the field of sport management, is joined by Dr. Amy Chan Hyung Kim to lend expertise gained from more than four decades of teaching human resource management. They guide students through four parts, starting with an outline of the common characteristics of the three groups of people that make up human resources. Part II focuses on individual differences among people and how those differences affect behavior within organizations. In part III, students will explore organizational processes, and part IV discusses two significant outcomes expected of human resource practices: satisfaction and commitment. The conclusion uses 10 guiding themes to bring all the concepts together with an eye toward the future of the field.

Updated to address current topics such as social issues and diversity, the fourth edition reflects the increasing complexity of human resource management across the field of recreation and sport. Modern issues and their real-world implications are represented throughout the text with recurring sidebars.
  • Diversity Management of Human Resources: offer insights into how and when to promote and manage diversity
  • Crisis Management: address the role of human resource management during emergency situations, such as the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Social Phenomena and Human Resource Management: assess the impact of major social events or movements
  • Legal Considerations in Human Resource Management: focus on legal matters in the field
  • From the Field: provide professional insights from leading practitioners across a variety of sport contexts
Case studies, discussion questions, and activities provide further opportunity for students to understand relevant research with real-world application of concepts.

With clear explanations of concepts and current practices in human resources across the sport and recreation industries, Human Resource Management in Sport and Recreation, Fourth Edition, is a valuable resource for future and current practitioners alike.

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, Dr. 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 for Sport Management (EASM). He is a long-standing member of the prestigious National Academy of Kinesiology.

Dr. 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, and he was the recipient of that award in that year.

Amy Chan Hyung Kim, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of sport management at Florida State University. Dr. Kim has taught various courses for undergraduate, masters, and PhD students, including Human Resource Management, Facility and Event Management, Introduction to Sport Management, Strategic Management, and Research Methods in Sport Management. Her research focuses on promoting sport for mental health from a social epidemiological perspective for underrepresented populations such as older adults. She has been invited to conduct social, psychological, and economic impact assessments for several organizations and local government sectors. Her work has been published both in top-tier sport management journals and in highly impactful journals outside of the field. She also is the coauthor of the book Research Methods in Sport Management. Dr. Kim earned her PhD and master’s degree from The Ohio State University and her bachelor’s degree from Yonsei University in South Korea.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781718210028
ISBN-10: 1718210027
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2022
Pages: 424
Language: English