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1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Sport Governance

ISBN 9781138341234
Published December 9, 2019 by Routledge
450 Pages 55 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Routledge Handbook of Sport Governance is a comprehensive and authoritative survey of the wide range of issues shaping sport governance. It considers the evolution of the sport industry from a largely amateur, volunteer-driven sector into the globalised business that it is today and examines how professionalisation has fundamentally shifted the governance landscape for sport organisations and all those working within sport.

Written by a team of leading sport management scholars from around the world, the book is organised around five key themes:

  • Part I: Overview of sport governance
  • Part II: Environmental context and policy perspectives
  • Part III: Ownership structures and governance models: Implications for sport governance
  • Part IV: Board roles in the governance process
  • Part V: Future sport governance challenges

Each chapter reviews the most recent research available and, in some cases, presents new data to support previously published studies. As sport governance is a relatively young field, each chapter maps future research needs to provide direction for sport governance scholars. A special feature of the handbook is a series of nine shorter research chapters in Part IV examining board roles in the governance process, tying theory to the day-to-day practical aspects of running a sport organisation.

With broader and deeper coverage of the key issues in contemporary sport governance than any other book, this handbook is essential reading for students, researchers and practitioners in sport business and management.

Table of Contents

Part I: Overview of Sport Governance

1. An Overview of Sport Governance Scholarship

David Shilbury and Lesley Ferkins

2. Theoretical Underpinnings of Sport Governance

Lesley Ferkins and David Shilbury

Part II: Environmental Context and Policy Perspectives

3. Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Sport Governance

Paul T. Jonson and David Thorpe

4. Sport Policy Systems and Good Governance: Insights from Europe

Christos Anagnostopoulos, Frank van Eekeren and Oskar Solenes

5. Government Policy and Sport Governance: Australia, New Zealand and Canada

Michael P. Sam and Geoff Schoenberg

6. Government Policy and Principles of Good Governance in Latin America

Gonzalo A. Bravo and Luiz Haas

7. Sport Systems, National Sport Organisations and the Governance of Sport Codes

Ian O’Boyle and David Shilbury

8. The Role of Non-traditional Sport Structures in Systemic Sport Governance

Spencer Harris and Pamm Phillips

Part III: Ownership Structures and Governance Models: Implications for Sport Governance

9. Professional Team Ownership Models in North America

Norm O’Reilly

10. Ownership and Governance in Men’s Professional Football in Europe

Hallgeir Gammelsaeter and Geoff Walters

11. Professional Team Ownership Models in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa

Adam Karg and Coral Ingley

12. Professional Team Ownership Models in Japan, South Korea and China

Joon-ho Kang, Masayuki Yoshida and Dongfeng Liu

13. Governance of International Sports Federations

Jean-Loup Chappelet, Josephine Clausen and Emmanuel Bayle

14. Governance of Intercollegiate Athletics

Barbara Osborne and Erianne Weight

15. Sport Event Governance Models

Becca Leopkey and Milena M. Parent

Part IV: Board Roles in the Governance Process

16. Role of the Board and Directors: Board Structure and Composition

Josh McLeod

17. Professionalisation of Sport Governance: Volunteer Director Motivations

Alison Doherty

18. The Inter-connected Roles of the Chair

Geraldine Zeimers and David Shilbury

19. Intragroup Board Dynamics

Geoff Schoenberg

20. Strategy and the Strategic Function of Sport Boards

Lesley Ferkins

21. Integrating Regional Entities: Unitary and Collaborative Governance

Trevor Meiklejohn and Ian O’Boyle

22. Managing Stakeholders

Michael Naraine and Milena Parent

23. Sport Board Performance: A Contribution to the Integrated Board Performance Model

Tracy Molloy, Lesley Ferkins and Geoff Dickson

24. Director Selection, Development, and Evaluation

Tracy Molloy, Geoff Dickson and Lesley Ferkins

Part V: Future Sport Governance Challenges

25. Leadership in Governance: The Potential of Collective Board Leadership

Ian O’Boyle

26. Gender and Diversity in Sport Governance

Popi Sotiriadou and Adele Pavlidis

27. The Social Responsibilities of Sport Governing Bodies and the Role of Sport Governance

Jonathan Robertson, Rochelle Eime and Hans Westerbeek

28. Sport Integrity Systems: A Proposed Framework

Lisa A. Kihl

29. Sport Governance: A Point in Time for Reflection

David Shilbury and Lesley Ferkins

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David Shilbury is Foundation Professor of Sport Management and Director of the Deakin Sport Network and the Centre for Sport Research at Deakin University, Australia. He is non-executive Director of Golf Victoria and a NASSM Research Fellow, as well as being a recipient of the Dr Earle F. Zeigler award in 2011. He was the Foundation President of the Sport Management Association of Australia & New Zealand (SMAANZ) from 1995 to 2001 and was the inaugural SMAANZ Distinguished Service award recipient in 2009. He is former Editor of the Journal of Sport Management and Sport Management Review and his research expertise is in sport governance and strategy.

Lesley Ferkins is Professor of Sport Leadership and Governance at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), New Zealand and Director of the AUT Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ). As an action researcher, Lesley has worked closely with boards of national and regional sport organisations in NZ and Australia to develop governance and leadership capability. Lesley is Associate Editor of Sport Management Review and sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Sport Management. She is also Independent Director for Tennis New Zealand.