Coordination in international and domestic sports events: examining stakeholder network governance

Naraine, Michael L., Schenk, Jessie and Parent, Milena M. 2016, Coordination in international and domestic sports events: examining stakeholder network governance, Journal of sport management, vol. 30, no. 5, pp. 521-537, doi: 10.1123/jsm.2015-0273.

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Title Coordination in international and domestic sports events: examining stakeholder network governance
Author(s) Naraine, Michael L.ORCID iD for Naraine, Michael L.
Schenk, Jessie
Parent, Milena M.
Journal name Journal of sport management
Volume number 30
Issue number 5
Start page 521
End page 537
Total pages 17
Publisher Human Kinetics
Place of publication Champaign, Ill.
Publication date 2016-09
ISSN 0888-4773
Keyword(s) governance
network analysis
Canada Games
Commonwealth Games
Pan American Games
Ontario Summer Games
Summary This paper sought to examine the stakeholder network governance structures of two international and two domestic multisports events focusing on (a) exploring the structural connectedness of these networks and (b) illuminating powerful stakeholders vis-à-vis centrality and the ability to control the network’s flow. An exploratory, comparative case study design was built by means of 58 interviews and 550 archival materials. Findings highlight international sports events are sparsely connected networks with power concentrated in the organizing committee, government, and venue stakeholders, who broker coordination with other stakeholders. In contrast, domestic sport event organizing committees appear more decentralized as coordinating actors: Sport organizations, sponsors, and community-based stakeholders emerged as highly connected, powerful stakeholders. Domestic event governance decentralization highlights a potential imbalance in stakeholder interests through network flow control by multiple actors, while the governments’ centrality in international events demonstrates not only mode-dependent salience but also visibility/reputational risks and jurisdictional responsibilities-based salience.
Language eng
DOI 10.1123/jsm.2015-0273
Field of Research 1503 Business and Management
Socio Economic Objective 0 Not Applicable
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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