Board directors and conflict of interest : a study of a sport league

Sherry, Emma and Shilbury, David 2009, Board directors and conflict of interest : a study of a sport league, European sport management quarterly, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 47-62, doi: 10.1080/16184740802461710.

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Title Board directors and conflict of interest : a study of a sport league
Author(s) Sherry, Emma
Shilbury, DavidORCID iD for Shilbury, David
Journal name European sport management quarterly
Volume number 9
Issue number 1
Start page 47
End page 62
Total pages 16
Publisher Myer & Myer Sport
Place of publication Aachen, Germany
Publication date 2009-03
ISSN 1618-4742
Summary Conflict of interest is one aspect of governance that has the potential to damage both an organisation and those who govern that organisation. Board directors of sport organisations are faced with a number of influences particular to sport business, which can impact on the process of managing conflict of interest. This research identified processes and attributes that influence directors: selection processes, outside roles, experience, regulation, education, motivation and qualifications. Directors and CEOs drawn from a sample of five Australian Football League (AFL) clubs and members of the AFL commission were interviewed. Data analysis was undertaken using a constructivist grounded theory method, and key processes (selection processes and director education) and attributes (outside roles, experience, regulation, motivation and qualifications) of non-executive directors were identified. By better understanding the influences on board directors in sport organisations, and the impact of these on managing conflict of interest, the potential for damage to the directors and the organisation may be decreased.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/16184740802461710
Field of Research 150404 Sport and Leisure Management
Socio Economic Objective 910402 Management
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2009, European Association for Sport Management
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