My Foray Into Sport Management

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Packianathan Chelladurai
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As the title of this article suggests, I describe in this essay how my career has been shaped by specific events, such as not knowing the rules of the game I loved and played extensively, and significant mentors, such as the venerable Dr. Earl Zeigler and Dr. Garth Paton. I also explain how I been involved in the birth and growth of the field of sport management. More importantly, I show how the field has shaped my career and has opened up opportunities for me to travel the world in propagating the field around the globe.

The author (chella@troy.edu) is with Troy University, Troy, AL, USA. He is a Professor Emeritus of the University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada, and The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA.

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  • Chang, K., & Chelladurai, P. (2003). System based quality dimensions in fitness services: Development of the scale of quality (SQF). Service Industries Journal, 23(5), 6583. https://doi.org/10.1080/02642060308565624

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  • Chelladurai, P. (1976). Manifestations of agility. Journal of the Canadian Association of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, 42(3), 3641.

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  • Chelladurai, P. (1985). Sport management: Macro perspectives. Sports Dynamics.

  • Chelladurai, P. (1993, September 2225). Sport management: Defining the field. Invited Inaugural Address at the First European Congress on Sport Management of the European Association of Sport Management, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands.

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  • Chelladurai, P. (1995). Total quality management in sport industry. Journal of Japan Society of Sports Industry, 5(1), 2339. https://doi.org/10.5997/sposun.5.23

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  • Chelladurai, P. (1999, September 1619). Sport management: Quo vadis? Keynote presentation at the 7th Congress of the European Association for Sport Management, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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  • Chelladurai, P. (2001). Managing organizations for sport & physical activity: A systems perspective. Holcomb Hathaway Publishers.

  • Chelladurai, P. (2004, December 1112). Quality in sport services. Keynote presentation at the 2004 Symposium on International Development of Sports and Physical Education, Fu Jen Catholic University, Shin Juang City, Taiwan.

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  • Chelladurai, P. (2012a). Leadership and manifestations of sport. In S. Murphy (Ed.), The handbook of sport and performance psychology (pp. 328342). Oxford University Press.

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  • Chelladurai, P. (2012b). Models and measurement of leadership in sports. In G. Tenenbaum, R. Eklund, & A. Kamata (Eds.), Measurement in sport and exercise psychology (pp. 433442, 536537). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

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  • Chelladurai, P. (2014). Leadership in sport: Multidimensional model. In R.C. Eklund & G. Tenenbaum (Eds.), Encyclopedia of sport and exercise psychology (Vol. 11, pp. 406409). Sage Publications.

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  • Chelladurai, P., & Carron, A.V. (1977). A reanalysis of formal structure in sport. Canadian Journal of Applied Sport Sciences, 2, 914.

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  • Chelladurai, P., & Chang, K. (2000). Targets and standards of quality in sport services. Sport Management Review, 3(1), 122. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1441-3523(00)70077-5

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  • Chelladurai, P., & L’Heureux, W. (1977). Punishment training in physical education and sport. Journal of the Canadian Association of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, 33(4), 1920, 29–34.

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  • Chelladurai, P., & Saleh, S.D. (1980). Dimensions of leader behavior in sports: Development of a leadership scale. Journal of Sport Psychology, 2(1), 3445.

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  • Chelladurai, P., & Yuhasz, M.S. (1977). Agility performance and consistency. Canadian Journal of Applied Sport Sciences, 2, 3741.

  • Chelladurai, P., Yuhasz, M.S., & Sipura, R. (1977). The reactive agility test. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 44, 13191324. https://doi.org/10.2466/pms.1977.44.3c.1319

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  • Chenoweth, D., & Leutzinger, J. (2006). The economic cost of physical inactivity and excess weight in American adults. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 3(2), 148163. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.3.2.148

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  • Duda, J.L. (Ed.). (1998). Advances in sport and exercise psychology measurement. Fitness Information Technology.

  • Horn, T.S. (2002). Advances in sport psychology (2nd ed.). Human Kinetics Publishers.

  • Husin, S., Chelladurai, P., & Musa, G. (2012). HRM practices, organizational citizenship behaviors, and perceived service quality in golf courses. Journal of Sport Management, 26(2), 143158. doi:https://doi.org/10.1123/jsm.26.2.143

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  • Shonk, D., & Chelladurai, P. (2008). Service quality, satisfaction, and intent to return in event sport tourism. Journal of Sport Management, 22(5), 587602. https://doi.org/10.1123/jsm.22.5.587

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  • Shonk, D.J., & Chelladurai, P. (2009). Model of service quality in event sport tourism: development of a scale. International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, 6(3), 292307. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJSMM.2009.029090

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  • Smith, D., & Bar-Eli, M. (2007). Essential readings in sport and exercise psychology. Human Kinetics.

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