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    The promises and pitfalls of codification of governance in sport as legitimacy work

    Tacon, Richard and Walters, Geoff (2021) The promises and pitfalls of codification of governance in sport as legitimacy work. In: Geeraert, A. and van Eekeren, F. (eds.) Good Governance in Sport: Critical Reflections. London: Routledge, pp. 221-235. ISBN 9781032001227.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: This book fills an important gap in the sport governance literature by engaging in critical reflection on the concept of ‘good governance’. It examines the theoretical perspectives that lead to different conceptualisations of governance and, therefore, to different standards for institutional quality. It explores the different practical strategies that have been employed to achieve the implementation of good governance principles. The first part of the book aims to shed light on the complexity and nuances of good governance by examining theoretical perspectives including leadership, value, feminism, culture and systems. The second part of the book has a practical focus, concentrating on reform strategies, from compliance policies and codes of ethics to external reporting and integrity systems. Together, these studies shed important new light on how we define and understand governance, and on the limits and capabilities of different methods for inducing good governance. With higher ethical standards demanded in sport business and management than ever before, this book is important reading for all advanced students and researchers with an interest in sport governance and sport policy, and for all sport industry professionals looking to improve their professional practice.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Research Centres and Institutes: Birkbeck Sport Business Centre
    Depositing User: Richard Tacon
    Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2022 15:15
    Last Modified: 08 Feb 2022 14:58
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/46676

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