Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-32286
Title: German sports clubs’ recruitment of executive board members
Author(s): Emrich, Eike
Frenger, Monika
Gassmann, Freya
Hämmerle, Martin
Pierdzioch, Christian
Editor(s): Emrich, Eike
Pierdzioch, Christian
Klein, Markus
Language: English
Pages: 22
Year of Publication: 2019
SWD key words: Ehrenamt
Free key words: volunteering
sports clubs
executive boards
DDC notations: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
330 Economics
796 Sports
Publikation type: Report
Abstract: This paper analyzes the recruitment of executive board members for German sports clubs, an issue of key interest given that volunteers play a dominant role in these sports clubs. Based on a new, micro-level data set, we examine how members of a sports club advance to become executive board members and how board members differ from ordinary members. Based on the results of our study, we examine whether Michels’ “iron law of oligarchy” applies and whether democratic procedures for elections in sports clubs are replaced, even in part, by trust-based oligarchic structures.
Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291--ds-322864
Series name: Diskussionspapiere des Europäischen Instituts für Sozioökonomie e.V. = Working papers of the European Institute for Socioeconomics
Series volume: 31
Date of registration: 28-Sep-2020
Faculty: HW - Fakultät für Empirische Humanwissenschaften und Wirtschaftswissenschaft
Department: HW - Sportwissenschaft
Professorship: HW - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Eike Emrich
Collections:SciDok - Der Wissenschaftsserver der Universität des Saarlandes

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