This study aims to explore and understand the impact of one of the informal culture forces on leadership corruption in sport settings. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 18 individuals. Board members, presidents, and secretaries general were asked via phone interviews to describe the term wasta, using evidence from non-profit sectors in the Arab Middle East. The results show that when wasta is considered from a positive perspective, it is perceived as a means to solve problems or avoid bureaucracy, whereas it is perceived as corrupt behavior when it is considered from a negative perspective. Practical implications of the findings are discussed, together with limitations and ideas for future research.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics|
|Early online date||15 Jul 2019|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Oct 2019|