Corruption in Sport

Corruption in Sport

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Corruption within the sport industry is a pervasive and complex issue that threatens the integrity of sport as an institution. From doping and match-fixing, to bribery in the bidding processes for major sports events, corruption should be a concern to anybody interested in sport management, sport policy, governance, ethics, or the relationship between sport and wider society. Adopting a multi-level, multi-disciplinary approach, and covering both theoretical and applied aspects, this is the first book to explore the complexity of sport corruption in terms of its conceptualization, causes, consequences, and calls for reform, and to outline directions for future more

Product details

  • Hardback
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138935700
  • 9781138935709

About Lisa Kihl

Lisa Kihl is an Associate Professor of Sport Management at the University of Minnesota, USA. Her research interests primarily focus on the intersection of ethics, sport policy, and democracy in sport organizations. She is one of only a handful of researchers worldwide who has expertise on the impact of corruption in the context of sport. Through her research, she has developed theoretical frameworks that analyse the impact of sport corruption on various organizational stakeholders and on organizational performance. She has presented her work in numerous national and international conferences and published her research in highly respected journals (for example, Journal of Sport Management, Sport Management Review, European Sport Management Quarterly, Evaluation and Program Planning, Gender & Society). She has also served as a consultant for Major League Baseball, a professional sport team (Minnesota Twins), and community sport and recreation centers to assist them in the evaluation of their socially responsible programsshow more

Table of contents

Part One: Conceptualizing Sport Corruption 1. Corruption Within the Sport Industry: An overview of an emerging academic field 2. Defining Corruption 3. Measuring Corruption Part Two: Understanding Sport Corruption 4. 'Bad Apples': Corruption by individuals and teams 5. 'Bad Barrels': Corruption by organisations, industry, governing bodies 6. 'Bad Orchards': Systemic view of corruption in sport 7. Lost Eden: Sport corruption over time Part Three: Consequences of Sport Corruption 8. Impact on Individual Athletes and Teams 9. Impact on Organizational Stakeholders 10. Impact on Organizations: Economic and reputation Part Four: Reforming Sport Corruption 11. Theories of Reform 12. Governance and Transparency Part Five: A Research Agenda 13. Research Methods 14. The Future of Sport Corruptionshow more