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Author Naraine, Michael, author

Title Oh captain, my captain! using social network analysis to help coaching staff identify the leadership of a national sports team / Michael Naraine, Shannon Kerwin, Milena M. Parent
Published London : Human Kinetics, Inc., 2016
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Series SAGE Knowledge. Cases
SAGE Knowledge. Cases
Summary This case study explores the issue of team leadership among players who have been selected to play for their national team in an international tournament. After the coaching staff had solidified the roster, a total of 12 (fictional) players were chosen to represent Canada Basketball on the senior women's development team. With some players having known their teammates for only 2 weeks, the coaching staff has asked the team's analytics specialist to gather data regarding the network of players within the team and present potential captains of the team to the coaching staff. Students will take on the role of the analytics specialist and provide the summary of the analysis to the coaching staff. Specifically, using a social network analysis approach, students will use the team's network of players to determine which individual players are involved in the team's leadership structure as captains. The primary objective of this case study is to afford students an opportunity to be acquainted with social network analysis in a sport management setting
Notes Originally published in Naraine, M., Kerwin, S., & Parent, M. M. (2016). Oh Captain, My Captain! Using social network analysis to help coaching staff identify the leadership of a national sports team. Case Studies in Sport Management, 5(1), 80-84. DOI:
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Social networks -- Case studies.
Leadership -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Kerwin, Shannon, 1981- author
Parent, Milena M., author
ISBN 9781526436344 (ebook)