Human Resource Management in the Sport and Leisure Industry

Human Resource Management in the Sport and Leisure Industry


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Containing wide ranging industry specific case studies and a full explanation of all key human resource issues, this text allows students develop their understanding of strategic human resource theory and practice.

By its very service nature, leisure and sport are staff intensive sectors, making effective human resource management and development central to understanding the business, and to business success. HRM in the Leisure and Sport Industry is a comprehensive course textbook and reference for students of HRM, business, sports and leisure management.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415421782
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/08/2011
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.69(h) x (d)

About the Author

Chris Wolsey is Principal Lecturer in the Carnegie Faculty of Leeds Metropolitan University. He has held several management and leadership positions including Carnegie Postgraduate Scheme Leader, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Leisure Studies Route Leader and various under/postgraduate course leaderships. In addition he has worked with both BTEC and SkillsActive on the development of national level sport and leisure related qualifications.

Sue Minten is Senior Lecturer in the School of Sport, Tourism and the Outdoors at the University of Central Lancashire. She has held management and leadership roles in both the sport industry and higher education.

Jeffrey Abrams is Subject Group Head for Sport Management and Development at Leeds Metropolitan University. Before becoming a full-time academic, he spent many years as a senior manager in the sport and leisure industry, both in community leisure and in facility management. He also taught physical education in the US.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Human Resource Management in the Sport and Leisure Industry 2. The Market for Labour in Leisure & Sport 3. Organisational Structure and Culture 4. Individual and Group Behaviour 5. The Changing Nature of Sport Management and the Personal Skills Required for Sport Managers 6. Recruitment and Selection in Sport and Leisure 7. Learning, Training and Development 8. Evaluation and Performance Appraisal in Sport and Leisure Organisations 9. Organisational Development and the Management of Change 10. Coaching, Mentorship and the Learning Organisation

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