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Sharp, clear and relevant this book meets the needs of those studying and researching within the growing discipline of sport management.

The intelligently cross-referenced entries provide a concise overview of the key concepts in the field guiding you through the important debates, sources and research methods in the management and delivery of sport.

The book introduces readers to the concepts at the centre of their studies; it suggests relevant further reading and thoughts for future research and applies academic theory to business and organizational problems in a real-world context.

Written for students, academics and practitioners the entries are designed to meet study needs and include: Clear Definitions; Comprehensive Examples; Practical Applications; Effective Research Methods


The concept of governance is not strictly found in the organization theory literature, but through an analysis of this term we can find that within organization theory, governance issues are often addressed using the concept of control. However, governance has been addressed rigorously in the management of sport and continues to be an important field of enquiry and so we will discuss some of the prominent literature and approaches to this concept below. The concept of governance has mostly been used to discuss control issues within voluntary organizations whereas ‘control’ is often used in reference to private and public sector organizations.

Hoye and Cuskelly (2007) suggest that the ...

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