The SAGE Handbook of Sport Management draws together the best current research on the major topics relevant to the field of sports management, including leadership, gender, diversity, development, policy, tourism, and media. Edited by two of the most respected figures in the field, the handbook includes contributions from leading sport management academics from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA, the UK and Europe. The key themes and debates of sport management are organized across three sections: sport management fundamentals and key concepts sport management challenges and issues sport management futures.

Gender Issues

Gender Issues

Gender Issues
Sally Shaw

It will come as no surprise to anyone with even a passing interest in gender that the basic statistics regarding women in sport management leadership roles are woeful. This is highlighted by the Sydney Scoreboard, an initiative of the International Working Group on Women and Sport. Of the 37 countries that have submitted data to the Scoreboard, only 12 have over 25% representation of women on governing boards of National Sport Organizations (NSO) (International Working Group on Women and Sport, 2013–2014). While some results are positive, such as Norway with 37% female representation on NSO boards, others are scarcely believable, for example England failing to make a 25% representation despite having an active Women's Sport Foundation. Regardless, even the highest ...

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