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Description - Routledge Handbook of Sport and the Environment by

The natural environment is a central issue in both academic and wider societal discourse. The global sport industry is not immune from this discussion and has to confront its responsibility to reduce its impact on the natural environment. This book goes further than any other in surveying both the challenges and the opportunities presented to the sports industry as it engages with the sustainability agenda, exploring the various ways in which sport scholars can integrate sustainability into their research. With a multi-disciplinary sweep, including management, sociology, law, events, and ethics, this is a ground-breaking book in the study of sport. Drawing on cutting edge research, it includes over thirty chapters covering all the most important themes in contemporary sport studies such as: * climate change, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility * ethics, governance, and the law * event management, tourism, and pollution * marketing, branding, and consumer behavior * the Olympics, urban development, and mega-event legacies. With contributions from world-leading researchers and practitioners from around the globe, this is the most comprehensive book ever published on sport and the environment.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781138666153
ISBN-10: 1138666157
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 174mm x mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Aug-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography -

Brian P. McCullough is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Sport Sustainability Leadership (SSL) program at Seattle University, USA. The SSL program is the first graduate curriculum specifically focused on the intersection of sustainability and the sport industry. His research focuses on environmental sustainability within the sport industry. Specifically his research interests concentrate on the managerial decision making processes involving environmental sustainability initiatives among upper management and using the context of sport to influence environmental behaviors of sport spectators while game day and everyday life. He has published his research in the Journal of Sport Management, Sport & Communication, International Journal of Sport Management & Marketing, and Quest. Most recently, he published his first book, Introduction to Environmental Sport Management Timothy B. Kellison is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Sport and Urban Policy Initiative at Georgia State University, USA. His research is centered on sport and the environment, public policy, and organizational theory. Kellison's research on sustainability and sport has focused on the integration of pro-environmental design and strategies in professional sports arenas, ballparks, and stadiums. His research on the topic has been published in the Journal of Sport Management, Sport Management Review, and European Sport Management Quarterly