Unlike private-sector companies, misconduct in the world of sports develops like under a burning glass.
Poor governance in clubs and associations not only negatively impacts their own finances and reputation in the public sphere but can also call into question state funding. In the United Kingdom, a commitment to good governance has already been demanded by clubs and associations in a Sports Governance Code.
In two studies (2016 and 2018), which we conducted together with the Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA), the state of corporate governance in the Bundesliga was examined in detail.
Our coaching for elected officials can help clubs or associations to maintain the necessary expertise in the respective supervisory board, to adapt the structure to their needs, and to send a positive signal to all stakeholders.