Overcoming Discrimination in Sport Management: A Systematic Approach to Affirmative Action Academic Article uri icon


  • Recently the issue of fairness in the recruitment, selection, and placement aspects of personnel management for professional baseball teams has been questioned. The only seemingly correct solution to the lack of minorities in sport management positions has been oriented toward developing and implementing affirmative action programs. This paper discusses an approach to affirmative action that emphasizes (a) job analysis, (b) job descriptions, and (c) prediction of managerial performance. It therefore serves as a caveat for those organizations that feel an adequate affirmative action policy, as a single entity, is the proper remedy for correcting past discriminatory hiring decisions.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Sport Management

author list (cited authors)

  • Friend, J., & LeUnes, A.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Friend, Jed||LeUnes, Arnold

publication date

  • July 1989