Mapping Outdoor Recreation Sector Governance: Models, Capability, Vision Research Completed
Mapping Outdoor Recreation Sector Governance: Models, Capability, Vision
Sally Shaw , Robyn Zink, Pip Lynch
University of Otago, Zink Research
University of Otago
Dr Sally Shaw
University of Otago
School of Physical Education
This document is the final report from the project Mapping Outdoor Recreation Sector Governance: Models, Capability, Vision. The project had three aims:
- Provide baseline information about the governance models used by the national outdoor recreation sector organisations;
- Examine the extent to which each organisation is engaged in governance capability-building activities;
- Investigate ‘governance’ as a sector-wide process, from the point of view of each organisation’s governance body.
This report starts with a short background to the study and defines non-profit and outdoor recreation. A review of non-profit governance literature that framed the data gathering and analysis follows. The context of outdoor recreation governance is explained before the research methods are detailed.
The research findings are reported in sections 5-8. Sections 5 and 6 respond to the first project aim, to provide information about the governance models used by outdoor recreation organisations. Section 7 responds to the second aim, to examine the extent to which outdoor recreation organisations are engaged in governance capability-building. Section 8 responds to the third aim of the project, to investigate ‘governance’ as a sector-wide process.
The report concludes with summary observations about governance in outdoor recreation organisations and recommendations for further development of governance in the outdoor recreation sector in New Zealand.
governance, outdoor recreation governance, capability, boards, not for profit
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March 22, 2013
March 14, 2016