Title

Organizational structure

Date of this Version

2017

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Details

Citation only

O’Brien, D., & Gowthorp, L. (2017). Organisational Structure. In R. Hoye, & M. M. Parent (Eds.), Sage Handbook of Sport Management (pp. 39-61). London: SAGE publications.

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Chapter 4 © Danny O'Brien and Lisa Gowthorp 2017

ISBN

978-1473902435

Abstract

This chapter reviews the concept of organiza­tional structure, identifies its basic tenets, provides examples of the unique features of the design of sport organizations, and summa­rizes the research findings on organizational structure in sport. The chapter presents a sum­mary of principles for managing organizational structure within various types and levels of sport organizations and articulates current developments in the use of contemporary organizational structures to drive performance in sport organizations.

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