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An institutional framework for governance convergence in sport: the case of India

journal contribution
posted on 01.01.2021, 00:00 authored by Joshua McLeodJoshua McLeod, David ShilburyDavid Shilbury, Geraldine Zeimers
The purpose of this research was to examine the drivers and barriers of governance convergence in Indian sport. Governance convergence is defined as the adoption of four principles of good governance that are common in Western sport contexts— transparency, accountability,
democracy, and social responsibility. To achieve the aim, a theoretical framework consisting of three interconnected levels—(a) the historically grown national institutional framework, (b) organizational field, and
(c) organizational actors—was proposed, drawing primarily on institutional theory. A qualitative approach was used to empirically test the framework in the Indian sport context, where governance has been of key concern. The findings show that the framework is an effective tool for understanding the drivers and barriers of convergence with the defined principles of good governance. The development of this framework is important, given the link between the principles and positive organizational outcomes.

History

Journal

Journal of sport management

Volume

35

Pagination

144 - 157

Publisher

Human Kinetics

Location

Champaign, Ill.

ISSN

0888-4773

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal; C Journal article