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Christine E. Wegner, Bradley J. Baker, and Gareth J. Jones

Volunteers are integral to the functioning of sport events and organizations and have become a key area of sport management scholarship ( Wicker, 2017 ). Community sport organizations (CSOs) represent an important area for research since they are often reliant on volunteers to operate ( Schoenberg

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Suzannah Mork Armentrout and Julia Dutove

. John continued to contemplate various issues and concerns surrounding his son’s potential team placement and the hockey organization. “The $650 hockey skates would have been better than the used ones we got him for $200 at Play-It-Again Sports. Maybe Gavin would have skated faster in those?” thought

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John J. Jackson

Sport has a multitude of organizations, which are social systems organized for the attainment of particular types of goals. Organizations are characterized by divisions of labor, power, and communication responsibilities through which regularities such as task allocation, supervision, and coordination are developed. Such regularities constitute the organization’s structure, which is described here in terms of formal relations and communication.

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Per G. Svensson, Fredrik O. Andersson, and Lewis Faulk

) organizations is related to the achievement of sustainable change. Yet, systematic research is scarce in this area of the literature. The concepts of organizational capacity and organizational life cycle provide two frameworks that can help contribute to closing this gap in our understanding of the management

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Katherine Raw, Emma Sherry, and Katie Rowe

The field of sport-for-development (SFD) has grown substantially in recent years ( Schulenkorf, Sherry, & Rowe, 2016 ). As a result, various forms of interorganizational relationships (IORs) and hybrid organizations have emerged in response to opportunities for organizations and stakeholder groups

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Andrew M. Hammond, Andrea Bundon, Caitlin Pentifallo Gadd, and Tim Konoval

Governments often view the integration of nondisabled sport and its Paralympic equivalent as a policy panacea that will lead to the harmonious assimilation of people with disabilities into mainstream sporting organizations ( Peers, Konoval, & Naturkach, 2020 ). Nevertheless, research has found that

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Marissa Banu-Lawrence, Stephen Frawley, and Larena Hoeber

Finding an agreed-upon definition of leadership in the field of management is a difficult and problematic task. It is one of the hardest organizational terms to define, and yet it remains critical to the success of any business or organization. As such, leadership is one of the most widely

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Nick Takos, Duncan Murray, and Ian O’Boyle

decade with substantial efforts made to understand board effectiveness and potential correlates between sport boards and organizational performance ( Hoye & Doherty, 2011 ). For example, sport governance scholars have explored areas such as board roles ( Shilbury, 2001 ; Yeh, Taylor, & Hoye, 2009

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Alison Doherty and Graham Cuskelly

There is growing theoretical and empirical interest in nonprofit voluntary community sport organizations (CSOs) or clubs as a critical part of the sporting landscape ( Doherty & Cousens, 2013 ; Jeanes et al., 2018 ; Macrae, 2017 ; Swierzy, Wicker, & Breuer, 2018 ). These membership organizations

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Stephen Frawley, Daniel Favaloro, and Nico Schulenkorf

leadership talent is much more complicated than it appears. The topic continues to be of significant interest in management studies because strong and effective leadership provides a source of competitive advantage for organizations ( Day, 2001 ). Similarly, the idea of succession management in the context