Simplify the complexities of sport governance with an engaging and thought-provoking guide to how authority, policies, rules, and regulations can influence decision making in sport organizations. Governance in Sport: Analysis and Application With Web Resource examines the structure of governance within sport organizations across a breadth of levels and a variety of industry sectors to prepare students to practice principles of good governance and ethical decision making.
The content is presented from three broad perspectives: (1) Students will first learn the foundation of legal and managerial practices in sport governance, encompassing ethical behavior, effective leadership, decision making, and policy development within sport organizations. (2) Once the groundwork is established, a geographical framework explores the structures and functions of regulatory agencies for sport at the local, state, national, regional, and global levels. Students will gain an appreciation for how agencies vary, as well as the differences in for-profit, nonprofit, and quasi-public sport organizations at the various levels. (3) Students will examine the nuances of sport governance across selected sectors of the sport industry. Professional sport, amateur sport, sport media, sporting goods and licensing, and fitness, wellness, and health are presented alongside the emerging and rapidly evolving sectors of sport marketing, legalized sport wagering, and esports for a realistic look at how governance is applied across different sectors.
To enhance practical application, a related web resource presents 12 in-depth case studies and debates on relevant examples of governance in action within sports organizations. Each case study provides thought-provoking perspectives, authored by industry experts and scholars across sport business and academia. Students will gain real-world understanding of how governance varies across national and international levels by scrutinizing contemporary issues such as the NCAA college basketball corruption scandal, the NFL kneeling policy, Olympic host city selection, and poaching in esports. Critical thinking skills are encouraged with multiple-choice and discussion questions provided at the end of each case study.
Additional learning aids also help to connect foundational knowledge to modern-day application. Governance in Action boxes highlight key concepts and provide context in relationship to recent events. Critical thinking questions encourage classroom discussion, and end-of-chapter applied activities help to solidify understanding.
Providing an overview of managing sport at all levels and all sectors, Governance in Sport will help students develop an acute understanding of where power resides, how decisions are made, and the impact of those factors on the goals, purpose, and structure of sport organizations.
Note: The web resource is included with all new print books and some ebooks. For ebook formats that don’t provide access, the web resource is available separately.
About the Author
Bonnie Tiell, EdD, is a professor of sport management at Tiffin University (TU). She has served as the faculty’s NCAA athletic representative, dean of graduate studies, and MBA chair. Prior to her faculty appointment, she served as an administrator and an assistant athletic director. She is a member of the TU Hall of Fame in recognition of her extensive accolades for coaching volleyball, softball, and tennis.
Tiell also serves as a nonresident faculty member for the United States Sports Academy as an instructor in their doctoral program. She routinely travels abroad to instruct in the academy's international sport administration certificate programs. On behalf of the academy and select sport ministries, she has extensive experience working with executives, military leaders, elite coaches, and administrators representing international and national sport federations and associations.
Widely recognized for her contributions to intercollegiate athletic administration and global sport governance, Tiell is the founder and codirector of Academic Experience with Olympians, a program initiated in Athens, Greece, in 2004 that offers students from around the world the opportunity for on-site study of the organization, supervision, and management of international sport venues and elite competition in an Olympic host city. She is also cofounder of the Women’s Leadership Symposium in Intercollegiate Athletics, a program partially financed and now administrated by the NCAA and Women Leaders in College Sports.
Tiell holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Troy University, a master’s degree in sport administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a doctorate of education in sport management from the United States Sports Academy (USSA). She writes a monthly column for the Advertiser-Tribune that focuses on economic, global, and social issues in sport, and she is also the author of the textbook Human Resources in Sports: A Managerial Approach.
Kerri Cebula, JD, is an associate professor of sport management at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. She holds a juris doctorate from Marquette University Law School (MULS), where she also earned the certificate in sports law from the National Sports Law Institute (NSLI). While at MULS, she was a member of the Marquette Sports Law Review and served as a research assistant to Professor Paul Anderson, the director of the NSLI. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and justice from American University. She has presented at the conferences of the College Sport Research Institute, the Sport Marketing Association, the Sport and Recreation Law Association, and the European Association of Sport Management. She has been published in the Journal of Brand Strategy, Journal of NCAA Compliance, and Concussion Litigation Alert. Her work also appears in the Handbook of International Sport Business and Sports Leadership: A Concise Reference Guide.
Prior to coming to Kutztown, Kerri worked as a compliance officer in the athletic departments of Villanova University and the University of Delaware.