A stakeholder analysis of drugs in the business of track and field : [an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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dc.contributor.advisor Goldsby, Michael G. en_US
dc.contributor.author Soman, Patricia A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-06T19:25:05Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-06T19:25:05Z
dc.date.created 2003 en_US
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.other A-282 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/192643
dc.description.abstract Drugs have plagued the world of athletics for many years. They have existed since the early Greek games and continue to play a major role in today's athletics. The use of banned or illegal substances to enhance performance is known as doping. The drugs used for doping are often referred to as performance enhancing drugs. In this paper, the issue of doping is viewed from the perspective of track/field as a business enterprise. People are often quick to point a finger at the athlete in cases where drugs are pertinent. Looking at the whole scenario, at the whole "business" behind track/field paints a much clearer picture. From this angle, the stakeholders, those parties with an interest in USA Track/Field (the governing body for track/field in the United States) and its athletes, can be determined and their respective roles examined. USATF's stakeholders range from corporate sponsors to the athletes' themselves and all of them, like all stakeholders are profit oriented and consequently want to represent and be part of a winning business. To have a profitable track/field business, one must have winning athletes and achieving this goal often entails going through all possible means, including doping.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 28 leaves ; 30 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Physical education and training. en_US
dc.title A stakeholder analysis of drugs in the business of track and field : [an honors thesis (HONRS 499) en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis.
dc.description.notes Cover title.
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.?.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1276898 en_US

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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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