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Organizational Structure

Organizational structure is a phenomenon that has spawned a large number

of textbooks and research articles designed to explain the finer points of

organizational structure, as well as its impact on organizational performance,

employee behaviour, culture and the drivers of change in relation to organi­

zational structure. Rather than replicate some already excellent existing

material on this topic, this chapter highlights the unique aspects of the

structure of sports organizations. Consequently, this chapter reviews the key

concepts of organizational structure, provides examples of the unique

features of sport organization structures and summarizes the key research

findings on the structure of sport organizations. The chapter also provides

a summary of principles for managing organizational structures within

community, state, national and professional sport organizations.