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Managing the Paralympics

By Simon Darcy (Edited by), Stephen Frawley (Edited by), Daryl Adair

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Format: Hardcover, 302 pages, 2017 Edition
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 February 2017
This book critically examines the planning, management, and operations of the world's premier event for Para sport athletes. Noting a lack of research into how these games are planned and managed, the authors of this contributed volume discuss how the Paralympics are essentially different to the Olympics and what this means for their management. Managing the Paralympics explores how the organizers and connected stakeholders effectively organize and deliver the Paralympics, taking into account what has been learned from previous events. Including emergent models of best practice from event management, project management and sport management literature, the book gives an insight into the planning of one of the world's biggest sporting events that encompasses ten impairment types and multiple sport classes within sports.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Paralympic Games: Managerial and Strategic Directions (Simon Darcy, Stephen Frawley and Daryl Adair).- Chapter 2 Stakeholders and the Paralympic Games (Mathew Dowling and David Legg).- Chapter 3 Accessibility as a Key Management Component of the Paralympics (Simon Darcy).- Chapter 4 Managing Legacy and the Paralympic Games (Laura Misener).- Chapter 5 Managing Paralympic bodies: the technology of classification and its impact on (dis)abled athletes (P. David Howe and Paul J. Kitchin).- Chapter 6 Anti-doping for Paralympians (Daryl Adair).- Chapter 7 Managing Paralympic Sport Organisations - The STEEPLE Framework (Mary Hums and Eli A Wolff).- Chapter 8 Leading the Team: The Role of the Chef de Mission at the Paralympic Games (Darren Peters, Stephen Frawley and Daniel Favaloro).- Chapter 9 Volunteer Management at the Paralympic Games (Tracey J Dickson, F. Anne Terwiel and Fiona Buick).- Chapter 10 Media and the Paralympics: Progress, Visibility and Paradox (Gerard Goggin and Brett Hutchins).- Chapter 11 Communicating and Managing the Message: Media and Media Representation of Disability and Paralympic Sport (Ian Brittain).- Chapter 12 Marketing and Sponsorship at the Paralympic Games (David Legg and Mark Dottori).- Chapter 13 Strategic Opportunities and Future Research (Simon Darcy, Stephen Frawley and Daryl Adair).

Promotional Information

"Only recently has the Paralympics become subject to the same bidding scrutiny as the Olympics. This is also reflected in the absence of significant Paralympic event management and research literature. This is odd because the Paralympics in many ways is a more complex event to organize. Through this new book the editors and authors have done a great job in providing an excellent foundationalk reference work for both Paralympics event managers and sport management scholars." (Hans Westerbeek, Professor of Sport Business, Pro Vice Chancellor sport strategy and Dean, College of Sport and Exercise Science, Victoria University)

About the Author

Simon Darcy is Professor of Social Inclusion at the UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. He worked as a consultant for Sydney 2000 on test event evaluation, venue operation plans, access guides, and the Paralympic family hotels. Simon continues to work on accessibility, volunteer management and legacy research. He has written widely in major journals on the Olympics, Paralympics and community sport, and has published books on mega-events, research methods and accessible tourism. Stephen Frawley is Senior Lecturer in Sport Management and the Director of the Australian Centre for Olympic Studies at the UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. He worked in sport competition program delivery for the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic games organising committees. Stephen's research examines the effects of major sport events on the participation rates of host communities and the broadcasting of sport. He has authored and co-authored books on managing sport mega-events including Managing the Football World Cup, and Managing the Olympics (Palgrave Macmillan). Daryl Adair is an Associate Professor in Sport Management at the UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Daryl's current research involves race, Indigeneity, embodiment and doping. Daryl has authored and co-authored books including Managing the Football World Cup, and Managing the Olympics (Palgrave Macmillan).

EAN: 9781137435200
ISBN: 1137435208
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Dimensions: 21.01 x 14.81 x 2.54 centimetres (0.55 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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