Talent identification and risk management at AFL clubs : 'We'll only recruit public school boys in the future'
Kelly, Peter and Hickey, Christopher 2005, Talent identification and risk management at AFL clubs : 'We'll only recruit public school boys in the future', in ANZAM 2005 : Engaging the multiple contexts of management : convergence and divergence of management theory and practice : proceedings of the 19th ANZAM conference, ANZAM, Canberra, A.C.T., pp. 1-14.
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This paper will report on a research project funded by the Australian Football League (AFL).The research mobilises Foucault's later work on the care of the Self to focus on the ways in which player identities are regulated; and the manner in which players conduct themselves in ways that can be characterised as professional - or not.
The paper explores the forms of risk management that Clubs use in the processes of talent identification that they engage in as a consequence of AFL rules. The paper discusses how psychological profiling is used to identify character traits prior to initial recruitment in the draft or trading processes - and reports on suggestions that risk management in this increasingly commerciaIised context may lead to recruitment practices that exclude certain types of persons. from certain types of backgrounds.
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Field of Research
160805 Social Change
Socio Economic Objective
970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
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