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Dear Sport Canada and National Sport Leaders,

A strong sport system requires effective administration and governance practices. SIRC and Sport Canada would like to thank national sport organizations who provided feedback on a recent survey regarding the types of governance resources they would like to receive. As a first step, we are pleased to provide this research update collecting studies done recently in the areas of Administration, Policy & Governance.

Articles of note include:

  • An examination of the nature and impact of organizational capacity in one nonprofit community sport club to identify factors that affect the ability of an organization to fulfill its mandate and provide sport opportunities in the community
  • An insight into the way the Australian sport system arrested its unrelenting decline in the 1970s to become a model of best practice.
  • Based on a comprehensive investigation of major sport organizations and their sponsors, a critical assessment of the sponsorship relationship examines relationship-related causes of termination.
  • An analysis of the exercise of exclusionary power as an aspect of gender relations within a six member volunteer Board of Directors
  • An investigation of how boards of national sport organizations might enhance their strategic capability
  • An examination of the nature of intragroup conflict in nonprofit sport boards, and its impact on perceived decision quality, board member satisfaction, and commitment to the board
  • An examination of perceptions and correlates of role ambiguity among sport administrators in voluntary sport organizations

If you are looking for more information on these topics, please check out our full listing of the most recent articles on Administration, Policy & Governance in sport. If you have any questions or would like further resources on this topic, please do not hesitate to contact SIRC.

Best wishes,

Debra Gassewitz

President & CEO


Nancy Rebel

Director of Library Services


News From SIRC


The Power and Peril of Social Media

Sport Knowledge Series

Presented by SIRC and Sport Law & Strategy Group

Learn from experts how social media can help your sport organization achieve its objectives.

Date: April 20, 2011

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Location: SIRC, 180 Elgin St., Suite 1400, Ottawa


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A condense webinar version of this session will be held at 1:00pm EST to those interested in joining us from across the country.


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