Routledge – 2007 – 248 pages
Series: Sport Management Series
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.
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