Drivers of and Barriers to Professionalization in International Sport Federations

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Title
Drivers of and Barriers to Professionalization in International Sport Federations
Journal
Journal of Global Sport Management
Author(s)
Clausen Josephine, Bayle Emmanuel, Giauque David, Ruoranen Kaisa, Lang Grazia, Nagel Siegfried, Klenk Christopher, Schlesinger Torsten
ISSN
2470-4067 (Print)
2470-4075 (Online)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
02/01/2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
3
Number
1
Pages
37-60
Language
english
Abstract
In a changing and complex environment, international sport federations (IFs) have to face new challenges. These challenges can trigger or hinder IFs’ professionalization processes. While researchers have examined organizational change and professionalization of national sport federations (NFs) and clubs, studies on IFs are rare. Considering professionalization as an important element of IFs’ change processes in recent years, the study attempts to fill this gap. The conceptual framework is based on the concepts and dynamics of organizational change, the influence of isomorphic pressures and the operationalization of a multi-level framework. Data from six case studies was analyzed by means of qualitative content analysis. Findings reveal multiple causes of IFs’ professionalization. Three particular findings are discussed: professionalization as a dynamic process with phases of acceleration that vary depending on IFs’ size; IFs’ becoming increasingly business-like through isomorphic changes; and five causes of particular relevance to IFs’ current professionalization process.
Keywords
Non-profit organizations, international sport federations, professionalization, organizational change, isomorphic change
Open Access
Yes
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20/08/2019 15:03
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