The role of governance and the influence of boards in high performance sport
Meiklejohn, Trevor; Ferkins, Dr Lesley
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Citation:Meiklejohn, T., and Ferkins, L. (2013). The role of governance and the influence of boards in high performance sport. Paper presented at Paper presented at the Sport Management Associate of Austalia and New Zealand Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.
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The success of individual athletes or teams depends increasingly on the performance capacity of the organisations and system from which they emanate and their effectiveness in using relevant resources for the benefit of elite sport (De Bosscher, De Knop, Van Bottenburg & Shibli, 2006). With this in mind, Sotiriadou (2013) suggests that national sport systems have moved beyond the narrow application of sports science and coaching to achieve sporting success, and a more strategic approach is required in the management and governance of HPS [high performance sport] in order to achieve and sustain a competitive advantage