Sporting clubs and scandals – Lessons in governance

Phat, Thai Huu, Birt, Jacqueline, Turner, Michael J. and Fenech, Jean-Pierre (2015) Sporting clubs and scandals – Lessons in governance. Sport Management Review, 19 1: 69-80. doi:10.1016/j.smr.2015.08.003

Author Phat, Thai Huu
Birt, Jacqueline
Turner, Michael J.
Fenech, Jean-Pierre
Title Sporting clubs and scandals – Lessons in governance
Journal name Sport Management Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1441-3523
Publication date 2015-01-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.smr.2015.08.003
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 19
Issue 1
Start page 69
End page 80
Total pages 12
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This case study is based on actual events surrounding the 2011–2012 scandals relating to the use of performance enhancing drugs in two high profile sporting clubs in Australia: the Cronulla Sharks Rugby League Club and the Essendon Football Club. Both clubs were handed down sanctions that included fines and suspension of their respective senior coaches and players. The case explores events leading up to the scandal and its aftermath. The case includes a series of questions that can be used to stimulate class discussion in areas of governance, ownership structure, drugs in sport and stakeholders. It also includes ideas for more in-depth discussion of issues relating to the commercialisation of sport and shortcomings in governance with supporting references from academic and practitioner related articles. The case is ideal for any later year undergraduate or postgraduate courses with a business, strategy, sports management, or accounting focus.
Keyword Drugs in sport
Corporate governance
Sporting clubs
Teaching case
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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