Research Handbook of Employment Relations in Sport

Barry, Michael, Skinner, James, and Engelberg, Terry (2016) Research Handbook of Employment Relations in Sport. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK.

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Abstract

Employment relations, much discussed in other industries, has often been neglected in professional sports despite its unique characteristics. The book aims to explore in detail the unique nature of the employment relationship in professional sports and the sport industry. In four parts the book examines, firstly the regulation of sporting competition both within and across sporting codes; secondly a range of employment law issues such as how contracting and negotiation are handled, how disputes are resolved, and the role of sporting representatives such as player associations. The third section discusses the economic issues related to employment such as transfers, drafts and efforts to achieve "competitive balance". The final section of the book explores contemporary issues in sports management and governance, including anti-discrimination and anti-doping policy.

Research Statement

Research Background Employment relations, much discussed in other industries, has often been neglected in professional sports despite its unique characteristics. The book aims to explore in detail the unique nature of the employment relationship in professional sports and the sport industry.
Research Contribution Brings together multidisciplinary and multinational research and analysis from leading experts in the fields of employment relations, organisational behaviour, law, sport, and sport management
Research Significance Through this analysis the book identifies the complex and unique issues surrounding employment relations within professional sports and the sport industry. Theoretical and applied issues are addressed and suggestions to further this emerging research area are put forward Professor Barrie Houlihan (from Loughborough University, UK) has said about this book: ‘This book is a long overdue investigation of an important, but neglected, aspect of sport management. The editors have not only assembled a set of international contributors who are leaders in their respective fields, but they have also identified the employment relations issues of central concern to those studying sport management. This book should be on the shelf of every sport management researcher.’
Item ID: 44560
Item Type: Book (Edited)
ISBN: 978-1-78347-045-7
Keywords: employment relations; sport; human resources; organisational behaviour; sport industry; sports law; organizational behavior
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2016 01:44
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1504 Commercial Services > 150404 Sport and Leisure Management @ 40%
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology @ 35%
18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180118 Labour Law @ 25%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950102 Organised Sports @ 90%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970118 Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies @ 10%
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