Sport Business Director to Publish Book

James Skinner, the Director for the Institute of Sport Business has co-edited a book entitled "Research Handbook of Employment Relations in Sport".

The new volume will explore employment relations in the professional sports industry which has long been overlooked in this field. The complex and unique issues surrounding employment relations with a sporting context are highlighted and considered in this book.

The book, devised into four parts, examines firstly the regulation of sporting competition both within and across sporting codes; secondly a range of employment law issues;, the third discusses the economic issues related to employment; and the final section explores contemporary issues in sports management and governance, including anti-discrimination and anti-doping policy. Read Professor Skinner's discussion on Therapeutic Exemption Use drugs.

The book is edited by Michael Barry, Grifth University, Australia, and Terry Engelberg, James Cook University, Australia aswell as Loughborough University's Professor James Skinner.

This book is a long overdue investigation of an important, but neglected, aspect of sport management. The editors have not only assembled a set of international contributors who are leaders in their respective fields, but they have also identified the employment relations issues of central concern to those studying sport management. This book should be on the shelf of every sport management researcher.

Barrie Houlihan, Loughborough University

Order the book from Edward Elgar Publishing. For further information about the book, Send Professor Skinner an email.