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Sport Governance

International Case Studies, 1st Edition

Edited by Ian O'Boyle, Trish Bradbury


312 pages

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Governance has become a hugely important issue within sport. Issues of corruption and ‘bad governance’ have become synonymous with some aspects of sport and closer scrutiny than ever before is being applied to ensure organisations are following international best practice in respect to how they are governed. As sport organisations are required to become more professional and to adopt a more transparent and accountable approach to their operations, it has become important for all students, researchers and professionals working in sport to understand what good governance is and how it should be achieved.

This book is the first to examine sport governance around the world. It offers a series of in-depth case studies of governance policy and practice in 15 countries and regions, including the US, UK, China, Australia, Canada, South Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, as well as chapters covering governance by, and of, global sport organisations and international sport federations. With an introduction outlining the key contemporary themes in the study of sport governance, and a conclusion pointing at future directions for research and practice, this book is essential reading for any course on sport management, sport policy, sport development, sport administration or sport organisations, and for any manager or policy-maker working in sport and looking to improve their professional practice.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Current Issues within Modern Sport Governance - Ian O’Boyle and Trish Bradbury Chapter 2. USA - B. Chris Green, Laurence Chalip and Matthew T. Bowers Chapter 3. Australia - David Shilbury Chapter 4. Canada - Milena Parent and David Patterson Chapter 5. Russia - Peter Smolianov Chapter 6. South Africa - Petri Prinsloo Chapter 7. United Kingdom - Geoff Walters and Richard Tacon Chapter 8. China - Fan Hong and Huang Fuhua Chapter 9. Brazil - Gonzalo Bravo Chapter 10. The Middle East - James Dorsey Chapter 11. Scandinavia - Thomas Persson Chapter 12. Greece - Shayne Quick and George Costa Chapter 13. Ireland - Ryan Feeney, Ian O’Boyle and Paul Cummins Chapter 14. Cyprus - Mary Charalambous-Papamiltiades Chapter 15. Czech Republic - Dino Numerato and Libor Flemr Chapter 16. New Zealand - Lesley Ferkins, Uma Jogulu and Trevor Meiklejohn Chapter 17. Global Sport Organisations - John Forster Chapter 18. The Future: Trends and Challenges in Sport Governance - Trish Bradbury and Ian O’Boyle

About the Editors

Ian O’Boyle is a lecturer in sport management in the School of Sport and Exercise at Massey University, New Zealand. His major research interests focus on the governance of sport organisations and broader sport management topics.

Trish Bradbury is a senior lecturer in the School of Management at Massey University, New Zealand. Her major research interests concern a variety of aspects of sport management related to sport governance, event management, people management and strategic management in non-profit sport organisations.

About the Series

Foundations of Sport Management

Foundations of Sport Management is a discipline-defining series of texts on core and cutting-edge topics in sport management. Featuring some of the best known and most influential sport management scholars from around the world, each volume represents an authoritative, engaging and self-contained introduction to a key functional area or issue within contemporary sport management. Packed with useful features to aid teaching and learning, the series aims to bridge the gap between management theory and practice and to encourage critical thinking and reflection among students, academics and practitioners.

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