Management of Diversity in sport organizations

To successfully complete this assignment, each student will research a topic that relates to the management of sports organizations. Students must narrow this topic somewhat and should begin this process through review of chapter readings and review of the literature. There are a number of relevant topics discussed in Chapter 1 that include definitions of organizations and management as they apply to sport, functions of management in sport, managerial roles as they relate to sport, and management theory and thinking. Some examples of potential topics (with a wealth of peer-reviewed research) to research include: -Management of Diversity in Sport Organizations -Corporate Social Responsibility in Sport Management Introduction (10 points): Please review the APA Manual for considerations for writing an introduction. The introduction should state the purpose of the research and/or “the specific problem [or concept] under study and describe the research strategy” (APA Manual, 6th ed., 2010). Please also address the following questions: why are these concepts important, the significance of the research. You are justifying the need to examine the topic. Review of Literature (30 points): The literature review is one of the most important elements of your research paper. It provides a detailed overview of the academic literature (refereed journal articles) appropriate to your topic. It is not simply a rehash of what you have read, but rather you are highlighting and linking what you have read to the overall purpose of this paper. You will use the bulk of your academic refereed sources in this section of the paper. Recommendations (15 points): In this section, the student should generate, coordinate, and detail at least 3 recommendations that will assist sport administrators to better organize or manage sport organizations. Students should answer the questions of how the principles in the literature can be utilized to more effectively manage sport. Conclusion (15 points): Please review the APA Manual for considerations for writing a conclusion. Adherence to Guidelines (10 points): The body of the paper should be between 5 and 7 typed pages and should be single spaced with double spacing between paragraphs. You should not indent paragraphs and pages should be numbered. The paper should be typed in either Times New Roman or Arial fonts at 11 or 12 points and saved as a word document entitled: LastName.OrgManagementPaper.docx. Overall Quality & Structure (10 points): The paper should be free of spelling and grammar errors. It should flow properly and be clear, concise, and written in a professional manner. You should use headings and subheadings as described above. You should include a reference page in APA 6th edition format. The reference page does not count toward your typed page limit. You should write for quality and clarity rather than quantity. APA 6th edition/Use of Sources (10 points): The paper should be formatted in APA 6th edition formatting and should include a minimum of 7 peer-reviewed sources. Additional sources are recommended, but are not a requirement for this assignment. See the grading rubric used for this assignment on the next page: Grading Rubric Critical Elements Exemplary Proficient Needs Improvement Not Evident Value Introduction Includes all of the required guidelines for the introduction as detailed in the guidelines above (9-10) Includes most of the required guidelines for the introduction as detailed in the guidelines above (8) Includes some of the required guidelines for the introduction as detailed in the guidelines above (7) Includes little to none of the required guidelines for the introduction as detailed in the guidelines above (0-6) 10 Literature Review Provides in-depth analysis of the literature that demonstrates complete understanding of the topic (7+ peer-reviewed academic articles) (27-30) Provides in-depth analysis of the literature that demonstrates ample understanding of the topic (5-6 peer-reviewed academic articles) (24-28) Provides in-depth analysis of literature that demonstrates minimal understanding of the topic (3-4 peer-reviewed academic articles) (21-23) Does not provide in-depth analysis of literature and demonstrates little to no understanding of the topic (2+ peer-reviewed academic articles) (0-20) 30 Recommendations Provides many implications of how research can impact field (5+ implications) (14-15) Provides several implications of how research can impact field (3-4 implications) (12-13) Provides few implications of how research can impact field (2 implications) (11) Provides little to no implications of how research can impact field (1 implication) (0-10) 15 Conclusion Includes all of the required guidelines for the conclusion as detailed in the guidelines above (14-15) Includes most of the required guidelines for the conclusion as detailed in the guidelines above (12-13) Includes some of the required guidelines for the conclusion as detailed in the guidelines above (11) Includes little to none of the required guidelines for the conclusion as detailed in the guidelines above (0-10) 15 Organizational Structure/ Development Pape flows smoothly from one section to the next. Each concept is easily understood and written in proper form (9-10) There are some problems with flow of paper. Writing is challenging to interpret at times (8) There are many problems with flow of paper. It does not feel as though one voice is present. (7) Paper does not flow at all. Many problems with clarity and understanding for the reader (0-6) 10 Paper Format & APA Format 6th ed. No errors related to format, grammar and style, and citations (18-20) Minor errors related to format, grammar and style, and citations (16-17) Some errors related to format, grammar and style, and citations (14-15) Major errors related to format, grammar and style, and citations (0-13) 20

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