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Routledge Handbook of Sport Governance

Edited by: David Shilbury , Lesley Ferkins

Print publication date:  December  2019
Online publication date:  December  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138341234
eBook ISBN: 9780429440250
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429440250
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Book description

The Routledge Handbook of Sport Governance is a comprehensive and authoritative survey of the wide range of issues shaping sport governance. It considers the evolution of the sport industry from a largely amateur, volunteer-driven sector into the globalised business that it is today and examines how professionalisation has fundamentally shifted the governance landscape for sport organisations and all those working within sport.

Written by a team of leading sport management scholars from around the world, the book is organised around five key themes:

  • Part I: Overview of sport governance
  • Part II: Environmental context and policy perspectives
  • Part III: Ownership structures and governance models: Implications for sport governance
  • Part IV: Board roles in the governance process
  • Part V: Future sport governance challenges

Each chapter reviews the most recent research available and, in some cases, presents new data to support previously published studies. As sport governance is a relatively young field, each chapter maps future research needs to provide direction for sport governance scholars. A special feature of the handbook is a series of nine shorter research chapters in Part IV examining board roles in the governance process, tying theory to the day-to-day practical aspects of running a sport organisation.

With broader and deeper coverage of the key issues in contemporary sport governance than any other book, this handbook is essential reading for students, researchers and practitioners in sport business and management.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  An overview of sport governance scholarship Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Theoretical underpinnings of sport governance Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Legal and regulatory aspects of sport governance Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Sport policy systems and good governance Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Government policy and sport governance Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Government policy and principles of good governance in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Sport systems, national sport organisations and the governance of sport codes Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The role of non-traditional sport structures in systemic sport governance Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Professional team ownership models in North America Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Ownership and governance in men’s professional football in Europe Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Professional team ownership models in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Professional team ownership models in Japan, South Korea and China Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Governance of international sports federations Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Governance of intercollegiate athletics in the USA Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Sport event governance models Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Role of the board and directors Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Professionalisation of sport governance Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The interconnected roles of the chair Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Intragroup board dynamics Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Strategy and the strategic function of sport boards Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Integrating regional entities Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Managing stakeholders Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Sport board performance Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Director selection, development and evaluation Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Leadership in governance Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Gender and diversity in sport governance Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The social responsibilities of sport governing bodies and the role of sport governance Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Sport integrity systems Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Sport governance Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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