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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.
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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

About the Author

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. 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.

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