Towards a research agenda in collaborative sport governance

Shilbury, David, O'Boyle, Ian and Ferkins, Lesley 2016, Towards a research agenda in collaborative sport governance, Sport management review, vol. 19, no. 5, pp. 479-491, doi: 10.1016/j.smr.2016.04.004.

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Title Towards a research agenda in collaborative sport governance
Author(s) Shilbury, DavidORCID iD for Shilbury, David
O'Boyle, Ian
Ferkins, Lesley
Journal name Sport management review
Volume number 19
Issue number 5
Start page 479
End page 491
Total pages 13
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2016-11
ISSN 1441-3523
Keyword(s) sport governance
collaborative governance
federal model
national sport organisations
Summary Collaborative governance has its origins in public administration and relates to cross-sector collaboration between parties who, by working together, may achieve common goals and more optimum outcomes than by working in isolation. The purpose of this paper is to explore the utility of collaborative governance as a relevant theoretical underpinning upon which to base future sport governance research focussed on the federal model of governance. To do this, we draw on an integrative framework of collaborative governance from the public administration literature to identify relevant research questions instructive for new research directions in sport governance. We offer evidence indicating that the federal model of sport governance is the type of network well-suited to the adoption of a collaborative governance regime but conclude there are barriers and challenges that could inhibit its implementation. The outcome of our work is a research agenda to guide research and theory development that may enhance our understanding of collaborative governance in sport, and of the barriers to its adoption and how they may be overcome.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.smr.2016.04.004
Field of Research 150404 Sport and Leisure Management
1504 Commercial Services
1503 Business And Management
1505 Marketing
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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