• Exploring governance design options for new and emerging sports : the case of stand up paddling in New Zealand 

      Meiklejohn, Trevor; Ferkins, Dr Lesley; O'Boyle, I. (2016-11)
      Sport governance “is the responsibility for the functioning and direction of the organisation and is a necessary and institutionalised component of all sports codes from club level to national bodies, government agencies, ...
    • Exploring the utility of collaborative governance in a national sport organisation. 

      Shilbury, D.; Ferkins, Dr Lesley (Human Kinetics, 2014-08-13)
      This paper presents the outcomes of an 18-month developmental action research study to enhance the governance capability of a national sport organization. Bowls Australia, the national governing body ...
    • The governance of high performance sport 

      Ferkins, Dr Lesley; Bottenburg, Maarten Van (Routledge., 2013)
      Upon completion of this chapter the reader should be able to:  Discuss meanings and definitions associated with the governance of sport in the high performance setting  Distinguish between organizational governance ...
    • Questions of commercial ownership in sport governance : the Super Rugby journey 

      Meiklejohn, Trevor; Ferkins, Dr Lesley; Bruffy, Katherine; Karg, A.; Rowe, K.; Shilbury, D. (2014-11)
      Establishing governance structures for Super Rugby in NZ • How to position its involvement in the newly established Super Rugby competition given its allocation of five teams (franchises). • Establishing governance ...
    • The role of governance and the influence of boards in high performance sport 

      Meiklejohn, Trevor; Ferkins, Dr Lesley (2013)
      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 ...
    • The sakeholder dilemma in sport governance : toward the notion of ‘stakeowner’ 

      Ferkins, Dr Lesley; Shilbury, D. (Human Kinetics, 2015-01)
      This study is positioned within the non-profit sport context and builds on an emerging body of work in sport governance to investigate how non-profit sport organizations can develop their governing capability. A rich data ...
    • Sport development and physical activity promotion: An integrated model to enhance collaboration and understanding 

      Rowe, Katie; Shilbury, David; Ferkins, Dr Lesley; Hinckson, Erica (Elsevier Ltd, 2013)
      As inactivity and obesity levels continue to rise, calls are being made for sport development action to be further directed towards capitalising on the value of community participation for health and social benefits. This ...
    • Sport governance design : exploring ownership changes in rugby union 

      Ferkins, Dr Lesley; Cameron, Mark; Karg, Adam; Shilbury, David; Rowe, , Katie; Meiklejohn, Trevor; Bruffy, Katherine (2015-09)
      Focus: Ownership changes in the context of governance design 1st Set the scene – different ownership models 2nd Story of Rugby Union’s journey 3rd Where we have got to with the research project and where we want ...
    • Sport governance encounters: Insights from lived experiences 

      Shilbury, David; Ferkins, Dr Lesley; Smythe, Liz (Elsevier Ltd, 2013)
      This study explored sport governance practice from the lived experience of one informant spanning a 30-year period in the governance of two sport organisations (basketball and cricket). Hermeneutic phenomenology, the ...
    • When do I get to lead? 

      Ferkins, Dr Lesley; Emerson, Sue (2015-10)
      Research aim: To investigate the concept of informal and distributed leadership opportunities as a method of increasing accessibility to leadership for students within secondary schools.