Hein Verbruggen: Bringing a Corporate Mentality to the Governance of Sport

  • Josephine Clausen
  • Emmanuel Bayle


Clausen and Bayle provide insights into the career of Hein Verbruggen and how his corporate mentality shaped the organisational change processes of both the UCI (International Cycling Union) and SportAccord (today: Global Association of International Sports Federations—GAISF). While Hein Verbruggen has probably been one of the most controversial figures in international sport in recent years, the chapter mainly focuses on his business vision and efforts to implement management practices in international sport organisations. To grasp his impact on international sport from a leadership perspective, the authors take a closer look at his professional career outside sport, his entry into the world of sport and the various phases he went through as a leader, his achievements and legacy, as well as allegations related to his leadership.



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Sports Studies (ISSUL)University of LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

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