Exploring issues of trust in collaborative sport governance

O’Boyle, Ian and Shilbury, David 2016, Exploring issues of trust in collaborative sport governance, Journal of sport management, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 52-69, doi: 10.1123/jsm.2015-0175.

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Title Exploring issues of trust in collaborative sport governance
Author(s) O’Boyle, Ian
Shilbury, DavidORCID iD for Shilbury, David orcid.org/0000-0002-0787-8997
Journal name Journal of sport management
Volume number 30
Issue number 1
Start page 52
End page 69
Total pages 18
Publisher Human Kinetics
Place of publication Champaign, Ill.
Publication date 2016-01
ISSN 0888-4773
Keyword(s) sport governnace
Collaborative Governance
national sport organisations
Social Sciences
Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism
Sport Sciences
Social Sciences - Other Topics
Business & Economics
sport governance
national sport organizations
Summary This study explores how trust is manifested and impacts on the levels of collaboration that take place in sport governance networks. A case study approach was used as the guiding method to examine the contributingfactors that facilitate or inhibit trusting relationships between boards within sporting networks. Three sports from Australia were employed as the population for the study and 36 in-depth interviews were conductedwith participants from national and state organizations operating within those networks, two federated and one partially unified. Interviews were analyzed using an interpretive process, and a thematic structure relatingto the issues and impact of trust and distrust within the three networks was developed. Extant levels of trust, transparency, the capacity to build trust, and leadership emerged as the key themes in the study. Thedegree to which each of these dimensions was embedded in the cultures and processes of each network varied significantly. Leadership specifically, as a key finding, was shown to be an important factor in fostering collaborative relations at the governance level of these systems. A number of implications for sport governance practice and possible extensions for sport governance research based on these findings conclude the article.
Language eng
DOI 10.1123/jsm.2015-0175
Field of Research 150404 Sport and Leisure Management
1504 Commercial Services
Socio Economic Objective 950102 Organised Sports
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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