Case Studies in Sport Management is a continually updated
searchable library of cases. PLEASE NOTE: Institutional subscriptions
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Case Studies in Sport Management (CSSM) is a peer-reviewed pedagogical journal of case studies pertaining to the sport management discipline. CSSM enhances sport management education through the dissemination of cases across the most common subject areas and those consistent with the COSMA common professional component topics.
As the premiere 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. The 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, stakeholders in the NCAA, or protecting children from inappropriate behavior and harm in youth sport and recreation settings.
Teaching Notes—available with institutional subscriptions—are included with most cases. These help instructors to structure class discussion and enrich students’ understanding of the decision-making process involved with the case.
The case-study method allows students to think and act as industry professionals in roles similar to those they aspire to fill. Using CSSM, instructors can provide an action-oriented teaching and learning environment, affording students the opportunity to develop and enhance such skills 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 insights in order to assist in training, improve their own roles, and build better systems.
The online journal serves as a searchable library of cases, and the printed annual issue features the cases that were added throughout the previous year. Cases can be purchased individually, or users can access all cases with an individual or institutional subscription. CSSM is available in online-only or print-plus-online subscription formats. Both versions provide subscribers full access to the journal’s authoritative content and online access to digital archives of back volumes.
Institutional subscriptions are offered in the same formats. 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
Print ISSN: 2372-5540 Online ISSN: 2167-2458
Chad D. McEvoy, EdD, is chair of the department of kinesiology
and physical education at Northern Illinois University. Previously, he
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
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 coeditor of the Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics.