Keeping pace with the rapidly evolving field of sport management, Contemporary Sport Management, the authoritative introductory text in the field, returns with a thoroughly updated seventh edition. Over 50 contributors with a diverse array of cultural and educational backgrounds deliver a complete and contemporary overview of the field, presented in full color for a visually engaging read. With a simplified structure to reflect current demands of the profession and addressing all the Common Professional Component topics outlined by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA), Contemporary Sport Management, Seventh Edition With HKPropel Access, is organized into three parts. Part I, Introduction to Sport Management, provides an overview of the field and leadership concepts associated with it. Part II, Sport Management Sites, details the major settings in which many sport management careers are carried out, including new content on sport participation across the life span. In part III, Sport Management Functions, readers will learn about the key functional areas of sport management, including sport marketing, sport communication, sport facility and event management, and more, with new content on sales as a career path. New and updated content throughout this edition allows students to stay on the leading edge of the field: Discussion of the evolution of esports, fantasy sports, and sport betting Content covering emerging technologies in sport management, including streaming, artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR) New case study sidebars with short-answer questions Recommended Case Studies in Sport Management journal articles for each chapter, designed to promote critical thinking and demonstrate understanding of chapter content Related student learning activities and recommended articles are now delivered through HKPropel. These supplemental materials are designed to increase student engagement and enhance understanding of chapter content. With more than 200 activities, including comprehension activities, web activities, and Day in the Life activities tied to professional profiles, students will be challenged to think critically about sport management as both a field of study and a vibrant professional environment with a variety of career paths, and they will develop insight into issues they will encounter in their careers. Chapter quizzes are also included and can be assigned by instructors. Contemporary Sport Management, Seventh Edition, will broaden students’ understanding of sport management issues, emphasizing critical thinking, ethics, and diversity while providing students with an introduction to all the aspects of the field they need to know as they prepare to enter the profession. Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is not included with this ebook but may be purchased separately.