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Managing Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services : An Introduction

Published on Jan 1, 2015
Christopher R. Edginton9
Estimated H-index: 9
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Susan D. Hudson3
Estimated H-index: 3
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Samuel V. Lankford13
Estimated H-index: 13
Abstract
Christopher R . Edg inton • Samuel V . Lankford • Susan D . Hudson • Dale Larsen The 4th edition of Managing Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services: An Introduction brings into sharp focus the knowledge and skills required for the 21st century manager. Illustrated with examples and features emphasizing best professional practice, the 4th edition includes new information regarding comprehensive community planning, management plans, accountability, building partnerships, diversity and cultural competence in the workplace, evaluating outcomes, the benefits and cost of collaboration, and the rise of the creative class and its implications for work and leisure.
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