Strategic Recreation Management by Jay ShiversStrategic Recreation Management by Jay Shivers

Strategic Recreation Management

byJay Shivers, Joseph W. HalperEditorJay Shivers

Paperback | July 2, 2012

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Strategic Recreation Managementis a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the fundamental principles, managerial techniques and practices in the public administration of recreational services. It covers every key facet of public management as it concerns recreational service, including organizational, operational, planning, developmental, and managerial procedures, as well as examining all the contextual factors that influence the delivery of recreation, such as political pressures, economics, social considerations, physical resources, and citizens' perception of the field and its performance.

Each chapter offers illustrative case studies from the real world of recreation management, with chapters sequenced to represent the typical day-to-day challenges and issues in recreation service. Authors Jay Shivers and Joseph Halper have many years' experience of working in the recreational sector, as educators and practitioners, and the result is a textbook that provides the perfect foundation for any degree-level course in recreation management, as well as being an indispensible reference for all professionals working in recreation service.

Jay Shiversis Professor Emeritus, University of Connecticut, USA. He has been engaged in the practice and study of the field of recreational service for over 60 years and is the author of 27 major textbooks and numerous articles in refereed journals.Joseph Halperis an internationally recognized parks and recreation administrator knight...
Title:Strategic Recreation ManagementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:July 2, 2012Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:041578364X

ISBN - 13:9780415783644

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Planning, Strategy, and Policy Page  1. Strategic Management in Recreational Service  2. Planning for Strategic Management  3. From Strategic Planning to Organizational Design  4. Strategic Decisions for Policy Making  5. Leadership: The Basis for Strategic Management Part 2: Establishing Recreational Service  6. Development of Recreational Service  7. Organizing Recreational Services  8. The Manager and the Commission  9. Recreational Service Department Structure Part 3: Management Functions and Responsibilities  10. Human Resources Management for Recreational Service  11. Financial Management for Recreational Service  12. Budget Management  13. Budget Types and Formats  14. Information Technology Diffusion in Recreational Service  15. Public Relations and Management Impacts Part 4: Primary Influences on Management Practices  16. Program Practices  17. Resources for a Recreational Service System  18. Liability and Recreational Service Management  19. Infrastructure Management  20. Office and Records Management  21. Evaluation of Recreational Service