Case Studies in Sport Management is a continually updated searchable library of cases. PLEASE NOTE: Institutional subscriptions for Case Studies in Sport Management are not available for purchase online. To purchase an institutional subscription, please contact Human Kinetics.
Case Studies in Sport Management (CSSM) is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on teaching case studies related to the sport management discipline. Case Studies in Sport Management enhances pedagogy in the discipline through the dissemination of teaching cases across the most common functional areas that sport management curricula address, consistent with the COSMA common professional component topical areas.
The only peer-reviewed collection of case studies devoted entirely to sport management, CSSM contains cutting-edge cases selected by a stellar editorial board of writers and teachers. This journal is continually updated online, offering instructors flexibility and variety in teaching both emerging and established areas of sport management. Cases are indexed by topic, author, and geographic region and are searchable by industry sector and keyword. These features make it easy for users to find cases related to their needs and interests.
Cases in CSSM include content on some of the most timely issues facing the sport industry, including best practices with social media, politics and stakeholders in the NCAA, and protecting children from inappropriate behavior and harm in youth sport and recreation settings.
Teaching Notes—available with institutional subscriptions—are included with most cases, and help instructors to structure class discussion and enrich students’ understanding of the case subject’s decision-making process.
Teaching with the case method allows students to begin to think and act as industry professionals in roles similar to what they aspire to fill. Using CSSM, instructors can provide an action-oriented teaching and learning environment, allowing students to develop and enhance skills such as critical thinking, strategic decision making, creativity, teamwork, and leadership. Researchers and practitioners in sport management and business can also use CSSM to obtain real-world information to assist training, improve their own roles, and enact better systems in their careers.
The online journal serves as a searchable library of cases, and the printed annual issue features new cases that were added throughout the previous year. Cases may be purchased individually, or users may access all cases with an individual or institutional subscription. For individual subscribers, CSSM is available in online only or print plus online subscription formats. Both versions allow subscribers access to the journal’s case studies and online access to digital archives of back volumes.
Institutional subscriptions are offered in the same formats mentioned previously. Institutional subscriptions must be placed by phone.
Cases by Topic
Management, leadership, and strategy
Facility and event operations
Governance and policy
Ethics and diversity
Finance and economics
Marketing, sales, and sponsorship
Communication and public relations
Cases by Region
Australia and New Zealand
Cases by Sector
Pro and semipro
College and high school
Sports and fitness clubs
Independent athletes, trainers, owners
Other event and service providers
Chad D. McEvoy, EdD, is chair of the department of kinesiology and physical education at Northern Illinois University. Previously, we served as a professor of sport management and the graduate program director in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics at Syracuse University. Before pursuing a career in academia, McEvoy worked in marketing and fund-raising in intercollegiate athletics at Iowa State University and Western Michigan University. He has conducted research projects for clients at various levels of sport, including professional sport, intercollegiate athletics, Olympic sport, and sport agency organizations.
McEvoy holds a doctoral degree from the University of Northern Colorado, a master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, and a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University, each in sport management and administration. His research interests focus on revenue generation in commercialized spectator sport settings. McEvoy has published articles in the Journal of Sport Management, Sport Management Review, Sport Marketing Quarterly, and International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing. His research has been featured in numerous media stories and interviews appearing in USA Today, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, SportsIllustrated.com, ESPN.com, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Portland Oregonian, and Kansas City Star. McEvoy appeared as a panelist before the prestigious Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics in 2008, and he was co-editor of the Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics.