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    Good governance in sport: a survey of UK national governing bodies of sport

    Walters, Geoff and Trenberth, Linda and Tacon, Richard (2010) Good governance in sport: a survey of UK national governing bodies of sport. Working Paper. Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK.

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    Abstract

    This report presents the findings from a research project focusing on the governance of national governing bodies of sport (NGBs) in the UK. Governance has become an increasingly important issue that NGBs in the UK have had to address over the last decade due to examples of poor management, financial failure, and increased public funding for sport that have resulted in the need for more professional sports administrative structures. These issues have been addressed during the last decade by UK Sport and the Sports Councils as part of a Modernisation Programme aimed at improving NGB governance. The objective of this research project was to analyze standards of governance at UK NGBs and consider the extent to which some of the recommendations from the Modernisation Programme have been implemented. It is hoped that this will be the first of an annual research project focusing on these issues and that future reports will be able to track trends and changes in the way that NGBs are governed in the UK. The research took place between October 2009 and January 2010 and has been carried out by a team of three researchers from the Birkbeck Sport Business Centre, a research centre in the Department of Management at Birkbeck, University of London. The research team carried out an online survey in which all NGBs recognised by each of the four home country sports councils – Sport England, Sport Northern Ireland, sportscotland and the Sports Council for Wales – were invited to take part. The findings of the report are based on responses provided by 60 NGBs. The report presents detailed analysis of three key areas relating to NGB governance: the board and committee; human resource management; and stakeholder management and corporate responsibility.

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    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Research Paper Series V3(1) - ISSN: 1756-8811
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Research Centre: Sport Business Centre
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2014 13:00
    Last Modified: 27 Jul 2019 15:35
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/10744

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