Social policy for sport events : leveraging (relationships with) teams from other nations for community benefit

Kellett, Pamm, Hede, Anne-Marie and Chalip, Laurence 2008, Social policy for sport events : leveraging (relationships with) teams from other nations for community benefit, European sport management quarterly, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 101-121.

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Title Social policy for sport events : leveraging (relationships with) teams from other nations for community benefit
Author(s) Kellett, Pamm
Hede, Anne-Marie
Chalip, Laurence
Journal name European sport management quarterly
Volume number 8
Issue number 2
Start page 101
End page 121
Total pages 21
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2008-06
ISSN 1618-4742
1746-031X
Summary Recent work on sport events has argued that host governments should do more to leverage events in order to obtain and spread the benefits. This study uses ethnographic methods to compare two cities' implementation of a programme designed to leverage the presence of visiting teams training for the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Whereas one city formulated and implemented a detailed strategic plan to obtain benefits from its relationship with its adopted visiting team (Papua New Guinea), the other made no effort to benefit from adopting a visiting team (Wales). The city that leveraged its visiting team obtained new relationships, cultural insights, and improved organisational networks, whereas the city that did not leverage obtained no comparable benefits. The difference was due to the disparity in strategic vision by the two city governments and the vague mandate of the state programme which had caused each city to adopt its chosen team. Future work should explore factors that foster and that inhibit effective leverage before and during sport events.
Language eng
Field of Research 150312 Organisational Planning and Management
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, European Association for Sport Management
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017137

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