Governance in sport and recreation organisations : an analysis

Cahill, Michael (2001) Governance in sport and recreation organisations : an analysis. Coursework Master thesis, Victoria University of Technology.


This thesis examines emerging issues in the governance of non-profit sport and recreation organisations. Firstly, the thesis examines definitions of non-profit organisations and the contribution that non-profit organisations make to society, especially, the contribution to aspects of the civil society. The thesis then explores current theory relating to social capital formation, non-profit organisation governance and public sector reform and establishes a broader framework for considering issues relating to non-profit organisation governance. This framework is titled 'An enabling governance for social capital formation.' The thesis provides analysis of a self-assessment survey of government funded sport and recreation organisations in Victoria. The survey tested the level of satisfaction with organisation governance in the funded sport and recreation organisations. The survey elicited satisfaction ratings from Chairs, CEOs and non-executive board members against the elements of an enabling governance for social capital formation. The analysis identifies areas where there are low levels of satisfaction with governance performance. The thesis concludes, that it is by supporting improvement in these areas that government, and other supporters of non-profit organisations, could maximise the outcomes of governance improvement support programs.

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Master of Business

Item type Thesis (Coursework Master thesis)
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Historical > FOR Classification > 1599 Other Commerce Management, Tourism and Services
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Faculty of Business and Law
Keywords Recreation facilities, corporate governance, sports administration, nonprofit organisations, Victoria
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