Sports Ethics for Sports Management Professionals provides students with the necessary tools to make ethical decisions in the sports management field. It presents several ethical models that the sports management professional can use as a platform to make ethical decisions. Directed at future sports executives and sports managers, the book contains numerous case studies which allow students to apply the ethical decision-making process to a sports-related ethical dispute.
A downloadable Instructor’s Manual is available for adopters of the text.
- The text covers hot button topics such as: cheating, discrimination in sports, gambling, drug testing, sports agents, the conduct of fans, and privacy.
- Chapter 12, Ethical Considerations in Sports Media, discusses stereotyping in the news and journalistic pieces, as well as new outlets such as social media.
- Case studies drawn from actual events in the sports world are used throughout the text. Many students will already be familiar with some of the facts of the studies which should draw their interest even more.
- Notes at the end of each chapter further explore the topics addressed while discussion questions force students to think critically about ethical situations in the context of the sports industry and business.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Ethical Concepts in Sports
Chapter 2 Sportsmanship and Gamesmanship
Chapter 3 Gambling in Sports
Chapter 4 Ethics for Participants, Coaches, and Referees
Chapter 5 Ethical Considerations for Parents and Fans
Chapter 6 Violence in Sports
Chapter 7 The Ethics of Drug Use and Testing
Chapter 8 Ethical Considerations of Race in Sports
Chapter 9 The Ethical Duties of Sports Agents
Chapter 10 Women in Sports, Discrimination and Title IX
Chapter 11 Ethical Considerations for Intellectual Property
Chapter 12 Ethical Considerations in Sports Media
About the Author
Patrick K. Thornton-Part time lecturer, Rice University
Patrick K. Thornton is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center and South Texas College of Law. Professor Thornton has taught sports law at numerous law schools and universities including law schools in Australia, South Korea and Spain. He has also worked in the sports industry as a lawyer and agent on behalf of NFL players, Major League baseball players and PGA golfers.
Walter T. Champion Jr.-George Foreman Professor of Sports and Entertainment Law, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University
Lawrence S. Ruddell-Associate Professor of Business, Belhaven University, President and Founder, The Global Institute for Ethical Leadership