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Responsible Leadership in Sport: An Ethical Dilemma

Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada
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Academic Editor: Gregor Wolbring
Received: 28 June 2021 / Revised: 15 July 2021 / Accepted: 20 July 2021 / Published: 23 July 2021
Sports, apart from providing entertainment, can provide an escape from everyday troubles, a community to belong to, and an opportunity to connect to the wider world. As such, sports have contributed to the unification of people, the development of peace and tolerance, and the empowerment of women and young people globally. However, sports’ widespread popularity has also contributed to “big money” opportunities for sports organizations, sporting venues, athletes, and sponsors that have created an environment riddled with ethical dilemmas that make headlines, resulting in protests and violence, and often leave society more divided. A current ethical dilemma faced by agents associated with the Olympic games serves to demonstrate the magnitude and challenges related to resolving ethical dilemmas in the sport industry. A decision-making framework is applied to this current sport’s ethical dilemma, as an example of how better ethical decision making might be achieved. View Full-Text
Keywords: ethical dilemmas; sport; decision-making ethical dilemmas; sport; decision-making
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Rodenburg, K.; Hayes, L.; Foti, L.; Pegoraro, A. Responsible Leadership in Sport: An Ethical Dilemma. Societies 2021, 11, 85.

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Rodenburg K, Hayes L, Foti L, Pegoraro A. Responsible Leadership in Sport: An Ethical Dilemma. Societies. 2021; 11(3):85.

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Rodenburg, Kathleen, Louise Hayes, Lianne Foti, and Ann Pegoraro. 2021. "Responsible Leadership in Sport: An Ethical Dilemma" Societies 11, no. 3: 85.

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