This book explores the global developments in sport leadership and practice.
Drawing on the vast and ever-growing leadership literature, the book examines advances in leadership theory and practice in the context of the challenges faced by those working in global sport management positions. It explores the various dimensions of leadership, with a particular focus on the development of leadership theory. It also looks at the operational and contextual elements of leadership in a global sport environment and finally reflects on the status quo, and explores future challenges and research opportunities for leadership and global sport management.
Table of Contents
1. Global Sport Leadership: Setting the Scene 2. A Social Identity Approach to Sport Leadership 3. Developing Leaders and Planning Succession in Sport Organisations 4. Cross-Border Leadership and the Management of Sport 5. Leadership and Mega-Events 6. Leadership Practices from a Diversity and Inclusion Perspective 7. Leadership and Sport-for-Development (SFD) 8. Leading High Performance Sport 9. Failed Leadership and Professional Sport: The Case of #Sandpapergate 10. Global Sport Leadership: Critical Issues and Future Research
Stephen Frawley is Research Director at the Centre for Business and Social Innovation (CBSI), located at the University of Technology Sydney. Prior to joining academia, Stephen worked in the Sport Division for the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organising Committee (SOCOG).
Laura Misener is Associate Professor and Acting Director at the School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Science, at Western University, Canada. Her research interests include the social impact of sport and events; disability sport and the Paralympic Games; physical activity and sport policy analysis; and the intersections of sport, physical activity, and health promotion.
Daniel Lock is a Principal Academic and the Head of Research and Professional Practice in the Department of Sport and Physical Activity at Bournemouth University; an Adjunct Associate Professor in Sport Management at Griffith University, Australia; and an Associate Editor of Sport Management Review.
Nico Schulenkorf is Associate Professor of Sport Management at University of Technology Sydney. His research focusses on the social, cultural, and health-related outcomes of sport and event projects within and between disadvantaged communities.