Effectiveness of national elite sport policies : a multidimensional approach applied to the case of Flanders

De Bosscher, Veerle, Shilbury, David, Theeboom, Marc, Van Hoecke, Jo and De Knop, Paul 2011, Effectiveness of national elite sport policies : a multidimensional approach applied to the case of Flanders, European sport management quarterly, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 115-141.

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Title Effectiveness of national elite sport policies : a multidimensional approach applied to the case of Flanders
Author(s) De Bosscher, Veerle
Shilbury, David
Theeboom, Marc
Van Hoecke, Jo
De Knop, Paul
Journal name European sport management quarterly
Volume number 11
Issue number 2
Start page 115
End page 141
Total pages 27
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Essex, England
Publication date 2011-04
ISSN 1618-4742
1746-031X
Keyword(s) effectiveness
elite sport policies
policy evaluation
Summary While the results of nations in international sport competitions are most often used as an evaluation of effectiveness of elite sport policies, they do not take into account the long-term duration of an athletic career, nor the many confounding variables influencing international success. This paper argues that output evaluation is a one-sided approach to policy assessment. It applies a multidimensional approach to the measurement of the effectiveness of elite sports policy evaluation (meso-level) by examining a four-year cycle of elite sport policies in Flanders. This study endeavors to advance the development of a framework to assess effectiveness of elite sport policies of nations. Data were collected at multiple points of the input-throughput-output and feedback cycle. It was found that in spite of the increasing elite sport expenditures in Flanders (inputs), and notwithstanding the development of the throughputs (processes), this has not as yet lead to acceptable results (outputs) at an international level.
Language eng
Field of Research 150404 Sport and Leisure Management
Socio Economic Objective 949999 Law, Politics and Community Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2011, European Association for Sport Management
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30035257

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