Governance in Sport: A Scoping Review

Dowling, Mathew and Leopkey, Becca and Smith, Lee (2018) Governance in Sport: A Scoping Review. Journal of Sport Management, 32 (5). pp. 438-451. ISSN 1543-270X

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1123/jsm.2018-0032

Abstract

This article examines the current state of sport governance research within the field of sport management. In adopting Arksey and O’Malley’s (2005) framework, a scoping review was conducted involving a comprehensive search of all published literature between 1980 and 2016. The process involved searching four electronic databases and a manual search of sport management journals. The search identified (n=243) journal articles that examined sport governance related issues. Findings are presented as a frequency and thematic analysis. The frequency analysis reveals a notable increase in sport governance research in recent years with a large number of non-empirical studies focused on the not-for-profit sector. The thematic analysis draws upon and extends Henry and Lee’s (2004) three notions of governance and identifies sport governance-related topics, research contexts and social issues. Findings indicate that all three forms of governance (organizational, systemic, and political) have contributed to our understanding of sport governance but more empirical and theoretically driven research is needed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Accepted author manuscript version reprinted, by permission, from Journal of Sport Management, 2018, 32(5): 438-451, https://doi.org/10.1123/jsm.2018-0032. © Human Kinetics, Inc.
Keywords: sport governance, research methods, sport organisation governance
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Technology
Depositing User: Dr Mathew Dowling
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2018 15:41
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2019 08:45
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/702827

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