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    Babik, K. & Kihl, L. (2009). Stakeholder management and corporate social responsibility in professional sport. 2009 North American Society for Sport Management Conference.

    Retrieved from http://www.nassm.com/files/conf_abstracts/2009-080.pdf.

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    - Main theme/purpose
    - Research questions/Hypotheses
    - Background literature to support research
    - Methodology
    - Results/Discussion (i.e., conclusions drawn by the author(s) and important points made by the author(s)
    - Significance of study/future areas of study
    - Your assessment of how the information would be relevant to a sport management professional and academicians (research and managerial implications)
    - Generate 3 questions about the article

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    The solution provided below discusses the key points of each question asked. While this is not meant to be an assignment completion, it offers some topics for consideration and some important considerations.

    The research investigation discussed here involves management and corporate social
    responsibility in sports. The study presented is designed to determine the effect of Major League
    Baseball (MLB) participation and hosting of community programs, on participants' views of and
    appreciation for MLB. According to Babiak & Kihl (2009), there is little available literature on the
    views of various stakeholders toward professional sports teams, regarding corporate social

    Both executives and participants of the Rookie League and Reviving Baseball in the Inner
    Cities programs were interviewed, regarding their perceptions about MLB, with respect to the
    programs offered. The hypothesis is that corporate social responsibility programs such as those
    mentioned serve to maintain, if not increase positive perceptions of professional sports teams.
    This is based on the stakeholder theory, which assumes that the level of concern for stakeholders
    determines whether a sports organization is considered successful or unsuccessful, in social
    responsibility efforts.

    The authors cite several pieces of literature to support the notion that stakeholder interest
    Is ...

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