The purposes of this study were to: (a) assess the needs for sport management positions; and (b) obtain the evaluation of sport management programs/curricula by management personnel from different business perspectives, i.e., hostelries/travel, private sport clubs, and agencies. According to curriculum theorists, there has been an increase in the demand for sport management positions, but there is a real lack of and need for empirical evidence upon which to establish the theoretical basis and content for programs/curricula to meet this demand. Thus, the significance of this research is that it provides a basis for planning utilizing the empirical evidence of the needs assessment and program evaluation by/for professional sport managers in hostelries/travel, private sport clubs, and agencies.
Blanton, M. D.; Beitel, P. A.; Kelley, D. R.; and Desensi, J. T.
"A Contrast/Comparison of Needs Assessment and Curricular Evaluation for Management Careers in Hostelries/Travel, Private Sport Clubs, and Agencies,"
Visions in Leisure and Business: Vol. 9
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/visions/vol9/iss2/2