The book is organised in three parts:
- Part 1 – chapters 1 and 2 - focus on explaining 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;
- Part 2 – chapters 3 to 11 - focus on the “mechanics” of governance – the elements of structure, process and performance that ensure the governance function is carried out within sport organisations; and
- Part 3 – chapters 12 to 14 - focus on a number of contextual issues in sport governance, including dual leadership, ethics, governance change and future governance challenges.
Chapter 1: The Governance Game: Why is sport governance unique? This chapter will introduce the concept of governance and why sports organisations need to ensure their respective governance systems reflect good practice in order to achieve organisational outcomes. A particular focus will be the need to ensure that people involved in governance (staff and volunteers) are adequately prepared to fulfil their roles and responsibilities. The chapter will outline the key principles for good governance, review theories such as agency theory and stewardship, define the terms to be used in the book, and set the scene for the following chapters.
Chapter 2: The Playing Field: Influences on sport governance This chapter will review the key features of existing corporate and nonprofit governance models (e.g. Traditional model (Houle, 1997), the Carver policy governance model (Carver, 1997, and corporate governance principles) and how they relate to sport organisations. The chapter will build an argument that the unique features of sport organisations at community, state/provincial, national, international and professional levels require different governance systems and present different governance challenges. The i
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. Organised 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; and
- 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.
- Provides a comprehensive guide to the practical application of governance principles in sport organisations
- Presents a balanced view between accepted practice and contemporary research evidence
- Organised in three parts: the concept of governance, the mechanics of governance, contextual issues in sport governance.
Level 3: top level undergraduates and postgraduates enrolled on sport management courses/ practitioners because it will document accepted practice and provide guidelines for implementing good governance at all levels of sport.
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- 3rd November 2006
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Dr. Russell Hoye, Associate Professor in Sport Management, School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Latrobe University, Victoria, Australia. Russell worked at Victoria University of Technology as a lecturer in recreation and sports management for six years from 1993 before assuming a position as a Project Manager with the Victorian State Government Department of Sport and Recreation. Since 1998, Russell has also managed his own consulting practice in recreation and community development, focussing on community based organisational development. In 2002/03 Russell worked as a Lecturer in Sports Management at Griffith University, before commencing at La Trobe University in 2004. Russell's main teaching areas comprise – sport management, and organisational behaviour. Russell serves as the Coordinator of Postgraduate Studies for the School of Tourism and Hospitality and is a member of the Faculty of Law and Management Research and Graduate Studies Committee. He is a former board member of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies (ANZALS) and the Guest Editor for a special issue of Sport Management Review on professional sport in Australia and New Zealand due for publication in 2005.
Associate Professor, School of Tourism and Hospitality, La Trobe University, Australia
Graham Cuskelly is Professor of Sport Management in the Business School at Griffith University, Australia. His research and teaching interests are primarily in sport volunteers, sport development and sport governance. His recent book Working with Volunteers in Sport: Theory and Practice (2006) was published by Routledge. He is the Associate Editor of Sport Management Review.
Associate Professor, Griffith University, Australia