An introduction to organisation theory and its application to New Zealand sport agencies. An overview of the sport delivery system in New Zealand is presented with an emphasis on the relationships between the various organisations. Involves a review of the context within which organisations operate, examining their roles and structures along with the key issues they face.
Sport and recreation organisations (such as clubs, national federations, government agencies, professional sport franchises, etc.) are integrated across all sectors of society. Not surprisingly, there are repeated attempts to change how these relate to one another. Whether the changes actually result in better outcomes is a matter of perspective; after all, there can be no perfect way to arrange organisations, and each shift presents new implications and challenges. It is, therefore, important to understand the language of organisational theory and be able to analyse the impacts of organisations, both in terms of their effects on members as well as their impacts on other organisations.
|Paper title||Sport Governance and Administration|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$839.86|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,368.00|
- PHSE 204 and PHSE 206
- PHSE 539
- Suitable for students interested in the sport management and public administration
- More information link
- View more information on the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences' website
- Teaching staff
- Course Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Dr Mike Sam
- Paper Structure
- The paper covers the following topics:
- Hierarchies and bureaucracy
- Networks and contracts
- Sport and recreation in the public sector
- National sport federations
- The regional and club system
- Global sport federations
- Professional sport structures
- Teaching Arrangements
- Lectures and tutorials
Attendance at tutorials is compulsory.
- There is no compulsory text book. A reading list will be provided, which details the book chapter or research articles that complement each lecture. These readings will be available online and through course reserve in the library.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Self-motivation, Teamwork, Communication.
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- Learning Outcomes
- On completing the paper students should demonstrate:
- Enhanced capacity to undertake organisational analyses as a critical function of management and governance
- Enhanced skills in listening, reading, reasoning and questioning that enable independent learning