Title: Patterns of managerial action: an empirical analysis of German sport managers

Authors: Sebastian Kaiser; Norbert Schutte

Addresses: Department for Business and Society, Fachhochschule Kufstein Tirol Bildungs GmbH, University of Applied Sciences, Andreas Hofer-Straße 7, A-6330 Kufstein, Austria. ' Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz, Institut fur Sportwissenschaften, Fachbereich 02 Sozialwissenschaften Medien und Sport, Albert-Schweitzer-Straße 22, 55099 Mainz, Germany

Abstract: Based on the assumption that the organisational society is divided into three clearly defined economic sectors, it seems an obvious assumption to adequately differentiate the educational curriculum according to these three sectors. By examining the characteristics of the different tasks of sport managers within the abovementioned sectors, it can be noted that it is possible to speak of a general job profile, although significant individual interior deviations are evident. With the use of cluster analysis techniques, empirical manager types can be identified, which cannot easily be matched into the theoretical sector typologies.

Keywords: leadership skills; skill requirements; sport management; competence research; competency-based approaches; curriculum development; managerial action; empirical analysis; Germany; organisational society; economic sectors; educational curriculum; task characteristics; job profiles; individual deviations; interior deviations; cluster analysis; manager types; theoretical typologies; education management; higher education; universities; KM; knowledge management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMIE.2012.044008

International Journal of Management in Education, 2012 Vol.6 No.1/2, pp.174 - 189

Available online: 16 Nov 2011 *

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