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.
'With the ever-increasing complexities of leading and managing sport on a global stage, Global Sport Leadership is a welcome and important contribution to the sport leadership landscape. From developing leaders with global sport leadership competencies, to exploring the unique leadership attributes and approaches needed in areas such as cross-border leadership, sport-for-development, and sport mega events, the authors advocate for leadership that is sensitive to cultural contexts and power imbalances inherent in many sport systems, interventions, and events. Salient challenges in each sector are identified, along with concrete cases that aptly apply the concepts from each chapter. This book should be required reading for anyone interested in working in the globalised 21st century sport industry.' — Jon Welty Peachey, Associate Professor, Department of Recreation, Sport & Tourism, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
'This book is a timely addition to the field of sport leadership scholarship from a quality author team. The book provides a contemporary examination of leadership in a diverse range of sport settings and will be an invaluable resource for those undertaking research into sport leadership. The authors are to be congratulated for covering such new and important leadership topics in relation to cross-border contexts, diversity and inclusion, sport for development and high performance sport.' — Professor Russell Hoye, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research Development, La Trobe University
'Leadership is a fundamental concept in the field of sport management. As such, researchers have long been and continue to be interested in developing, understanding, and improving leadership practices. This book provides a contemporary perspective on leadership in the sport industry by examining under-explored topics, like succession planning and fostering inclusion, and leadership in 'newer' contexts like sport-for-development. It will appeal to a wide range of sport management researchers given the breadth of topics that are covered.' — Professor Larena Hoeber, Faculty of Kinesiology & Health Studies, University of Regina