1st Edition

Stakeholder Analysis and Sport Organisations

    286 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    286 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book provides a critical examination of the origins and development of stakeholder theory within sport management research and expands the existing literature by providing insights on stakeholding in sport from various perspectives, such as governance, communication and marketing.

    Examining cases from around the world and from a wide range of different sporting contexts, each chapter reflects on key insights derived from stakeholder theory before offering an analysis of the limitations of the theory and the ways in which it might be fruitfully extended or developed. It offers suggestions on how the literature on stakeholding in sport can be advanced in order to provide knowledge relevant not only to sport studies but also to organisation theory more broadly and points to future avenues of inquiry in order to extend the reach of stakeholder theory and other inter-organisational perspectives in sport management research.

    Stakeholder Analysis and Sport Organisations is fascinating reading for any advanced student, researcher, policy-maker or practitioner with an interest in sport management, sport governance, sport development or organisational theory.

    Part I: Introduction


    1          Introduction   

                Barrie Houlihan, Anna-Maria Strittmatter and Josef Fahlén


    Part II: Stakeholding in Elite, Youth and Community Sport


    2          Stakeholder Inclusion in Elite Sport

                Veerle De Bosscher, Michael Dooms, Sebastiaan De Cocq and Jens De Rycke


    3          Stakeholder Relationships in the Work of Anti-Doping

                Eivind Å Skille and Anna-Maria Strittmatter


    4          Stakeholding in Community Sport

                Josef Fahlén and Cecilia Stenling


    5          Stakeholding and Youth Sport in England and Norway

                Barrie Houlihan and Anna-Maria Strittmatter


    Part III: Stakeholding in the Public Administration of Sport


    6          Stakeholders in Public Administration and Policy Research: The Case of Safeguarding Sport’s ‘Integrity’

                Michael P. Sam


    7          Stakeholders Around Sports Gambling Governance: A Comparison of the United Kingdom and South Korea

                Minhyeok Tak


    8          Managing Stakeholder Interests in the Reform of the Chinese FA

                Qi Peng


    Part IV: Stakeholding in Commercial Networks


    9          Sport Events and Tourism

                Jordan T. Bakhsh, Ryutaro Yamakita and Milena M. Parent


    10        The Stakeholders of the Olympic Movement

                Jean-Loup Chappelet


    11        Media, Sport and Stakeholding

                Heather Kennedy and Ann Pegoraro


    12        Stakeholders in Sport Marketing

                Chris Horbel


    Part V: The Effectiveness of Stakeholder Theory Understanding the Sport Business Environment


    13        Insights Gained from Employing Stakeholder Theory in Analyses of the Sport Environment

                Anna-Maria Strittmatter, Barrie Houlihan and Josef Fahlén


    Anna-Maria Strittmatter is Associate Professor in Sport Management at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway, and Visiting Professor at the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences. Her research focuses on sport governance and sport political processes within and outside organised sports, as well as sport event management. A special focus is on youth sport and self-organised sport.

    Josef Fahlén is Professor at the Department of Education, Umeå University, Sweden, and Visiting Professor at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway. In his research, Fahlén focuses on the intersection between sport policy and the organisation of sport.

    Barrie Houlihan is Emeritus Professor of Sport Policy at Loughborough University, UK, and Visiting Professor at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway. He was launch Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics.