Virtuousness in Sports Organizations : Examination of Ethical Organizational Culture and Its Virtues
Riivari, E., & Heikkinen, S. (2022). Virtuousness in Sports Organizations : Examination of Ethical Organizational Culture and Its Virtues. Journal of Global Sport Management, Early online. https://doi.org/10.1080/24704067.2022.2066556
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DisciplineJohtaminenOrganisational Ethics, Leadership and HRMKestävä liiketoiminta ja talous (painoala)ResurssiviisausyhteisöBasic or discovery scholarshipManagement and LeadershipOrganisational Ethics, Leadership and HRMSustainable Business and Economy (focus area)School of Resource WisdomBasic or discovery scholarship
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The purpose of this paper is to examine the ethical organizational culture of top sports organizations in Finland. We were especially interested in how employees of sports organizations evaluate perceptions of ethical organizational culture and perceive specific ethical organizational virtues. We applied a mixed methods approach. We gathered the empirical material through questionnaires and interviews with representatives from Finland’s top sports organizations. The findings show that the questionnaire participants evaluated the perceptions of ethical organizational culture of the Finnish top sports organizations as being quite ethical. The findings also show that the ethical organizational virtues of transparency, discussability, congruency of management, and supportability have a special role in maintaining and developing but also challenging organizational ethics in sports organizations. This study contributes to the discussion on ethical organizational virtues and deepens the understanding of the virtuousness of organizations in the field of sports management research. ...
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Additional information about fundingThis work was supported by the Ministry of Education, Finland, under Grant admitted in 2016.
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