Sidelined: employment relations in professional sports

Barry, Michael, Skinner, James, and Engelberg, Terry (2016) Sidelined: employment relations in professional sports. In: Barry, Michael, Skinner, James, and Engelberg, Terry, (eds.) Research Handbook of Employment Relations in Sport. Research Handbooks in Business and Management Series . Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 1-15.

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Abstract

[Extract] This book aims to address an area of research that remains greatly underdeveloped in sport management. There is no scholarly research handbook that we are aware of that examines the interconnection between Employment Relations (ER) and sport. There are books that look at sport and related areas such as human resource management (HRM), behavioural economics, international law and psychology. While some of these volumes incorporate aspects of ER, none of them deal with ER in great depth. Remarkably, some large research volumes do not include any specific treatment of ER issues. As well as providing an in-depth treatment of ER issues in sports, this handbook is broad in its coverage. The book is explicitly international in that it includes issues and concepts relevant to sporting codes in various countries, and it also draws on an international field of scholars and includes case studies from different codes of sport in a number of countries.

Item ID: 43852
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-78347-045-7
Keywords: athletes; employment relations; professional sport; human resources
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2016 23:55
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150311 Organisational Behaviour @ 35%
15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1504 Commercial Services > 150404 Sport and Leisure Management @ 35%
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology @ 30%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950102 Organised Sports @ 100%
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