Sport Governance: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Sport Governance

1st Edition

By Russell Hoye, Graham Cuskelly


248 pages

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Paperback: 9780750669993
pub: 2006-11-03
Hardback: 9781138130760
pub: 2015-10-08

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Sport Governance provides a comprehensive guide to the practical application of governance principles to amateur and professional sport organisations operating at the community, state/provincial, national, and international levels. It presents a balanced view between accepted practice and what contemporary research evidence tells us about a range of governance principles and practices. Organized in three parts, the text provides the reader with

* an explanation of the concept of governance, key terms and definitions as well as the economic, political and social factors that impact on how the governance function is enacted within sport organisations

* an understanding of the “mechanics” of governance – the elements of structure, process and performance that ensure the governance function is carried out within sport organisations

* a discussion of a number of contextual issues in sport governance, including dual leadership, ethics, governance change and future governance challenges.

Sport Governanceis essential reading for practitioners working and volunteering in the sport industry and upper level undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in sport and leisure management programs.

Table of Contents

1. The Governance Game: Why is sport governance unique? 2. The Playing Field: Influences on sport governance 3. Team Structures: Governance structures in sport 4. Team Positions: Governance roles and responsibilities 5. Team Selection: Selection, election, or appointment? 6. Teamwork: Communication, processes and culture at the board table 7. Offensive game plans: Enhancing board performance 8. Defensive game plans: Ensuring compliance and monitoring organisational 9. Team Performance: evaluating board, CEO and board member performance 10. Co-captains: Dual leadership challenges in sport organisations 11. Team Rules: Ethics and principles of good governance 12. Team Changes: Surviving and managing governance change 13. International sport governance: global issues 14. Future Seasons: Sport governance challenges of the 21st century

About the Series

Sport Management Series

This Sport Management Series has been providing a range of texts for core subjects in undergraduate sport business and management courses around the world for more than 10 years. These textbooks are considered essential resources for academics, students and managers seeking an international perspective on the management of the complex world of sport.

Many millions of people around the globe are employed in sport organizations in areas as diverse as event management, broadcasting, venue management, marketing, professional sport, community and collegiate sport, and coaching as well as in allied industries such as sporting equipment manufacturing, sporting footwear and apparel, and retail.

At the elite level, sport has moved from being an amateur pastime to one of the world’s most significant industries. The growth and professionalization of sport has driven changes in the consumption and production of sport and in the management of sporting organizations at all levels of sport.

Managing sport organizations at the start of the 21st century involves the application of techniques and strategies evident in leading business, government and nonprofit organizations. This series explains these concepts and applies them to the diverse global sport industry.

To support their use by academics, each text is supported by current case studies, targeted study questions, further reading lists, links to relevant web-based resources, and supplementary online materials such as case study questions and classroom presentation aids.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Microeconomics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism