Early career development in the sport industry: factors affecting employment

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Title: Early career development in the sport industry: factors affecting employment
Author: Hutchinson, Michael Daniel
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to identify the processes and factors contributing to employment in the sport industry . In order to completely address the sport industry as a whole , sport management has been pragmatically divided into five sub disciplines , including professional practitioner , recreational , Olympic , collegiate athletic administration , and high school athletic administration . Academia has been specifically excluded from this study as a category , since its purpose is to focus on those with experiences outside the educational setting . Recognized professionals in each of the above mentioned areas were interviewed to establish their individual views and perceptions . These candidates have been drawn from a cross -section of both educational (bachelor ?s and /or graduate ) degree programs and several different university institutions . Individual phone interviews were utilized to establish the primary contributors for each participant in their career development . The data has been analyzed to answer research questions and form recommendations that will provide guidance for current students and practitioners in developing their career aspirations .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /ETD -TAMU -2760
Date: 2009-05-15

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Early career development in the sport industry: factors affecting employment. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /ETD -TAMU -2760 .

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