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.

Leadership in Sport Management

Leadership in Sport Management

Leadership in Sport Management
Packianathan ChelladuraiJohn J. Miller

While the study of leadership of sport teams has been relatively more intensive and extensive in the academic field of sports psychology, such efforts have been lacking in the field of sport management. Because sport management is concerned with the production and distribution of various forms of sport services (Chelladurai, 1994), it is not only legitimate but also obligatory that sport management scholars pay attention to the leadership phenomenon in the production of sport services. In this chapter, we review and synthesize the literature on leadership at the organizational level and at the group level.

Leadership, defined as “an interpersonal process involving attempts to influence other people in attaining some goal” (Hitt, Black, and Porter, ...

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