1st Edition

Sport Governance





ISBN 9780750669993
Published December 10, 2006 by Routledge
248 Pages

USD $72.95

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Book Description

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 Governance is 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

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