Athletes’ Involvement in Decision Making for Good Governance in Sport
Background. Governance is a key component of the eﬀective organization management (Yeh & Taylor, 2008). Therefore, more and more researchers focus on good governance issues. The Initiative – Action for Good Governance in International Sports Organizations (AGGIS) set down guidelines for good governance, incorporating democratization processes. One of the growing good governance and its democratization concerns is involvement of stakeholders, in this case – athletes. Although governance decisions usually aﬀect athletes directly, they haverelatively low decision making power (Thibault, Kihl, & Babiak, 2010). The aim of this research was to highlight and discuss the importance of athletes’ involvement in decision-making. Methods. Literature analysis was used to study athletes’ role in organizational decision making and its evolvement in recent years. Theoretical framework allowed creating a survey with a purpose to assess the currentsituation in national sports federations. Results and conclusions. Literature analysis revealed increasing democratization within sport organizations, which aﬀects greater involvement of athletes in decision making. Theoretical framework allowed making recommendations for sports organizations so that they could become more athlete-centred. Although increasing democratization resulted in greater athletes’ involvement in decisions making, some issues still remain unresolved.
Keywords: sport, good governance, athletes’ involvement, decision making.
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