Theorising organisational resilience for sport management research and practice

BOSTOCK, James and BREESE, Richard (2021). Theorising organisational resilience for sport management research and practice. Managing Sport and Leisure.

[img] PDF
Breese-TheorisingOrganisationalResilience(AM).pdf - Accepted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only until 20 November 2022.
All rights reserved.

Download (602kB)
[img] PDF
Breese-TheorisingOrganisationalResilience(Supp).pdf - Supplemental Material
Restricted to Repository staff only until 20 November 2022.
All rights reserved.

Download (249kB)
Official URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23750...
Link to published version:: https://doi.org/10.1080/23750472.2021.1930113
Related URLs:

    Abstract

    Purpose/Rationale Helping individuals and teams achieve their goals by being resilient is an established research field in sport. How sport organisations can be resilient in adversity is comparatively neglected, so the purpose is to provide firm foundations for conceptualising organisational resilience in sport management. Research question “How can organisational resilience best be theorised for sport management research and practice?” Design/Methodology/Approach From a critique of the resilience literature, a new Framework for Organisational Resilience Management (FfORM) is developed, based on the theory of organisational resource conversion and the separation of normative and descriptive levels. The FfORM is applied to sport management contexts, including the resilience of National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs) to reductions in UK Sport funding. Results and Findings Organisational resilience is conceptualised as a means to an end, to achieve externally generated goals, emphasising its dynamic, temporal nature. The FfORM illuminates the challenges for NGBs in developing organisational resilience because of trade-offs in the actions they take. Practical implications As well as being an evaluation tool, the FfORM will be of utility to sport organisations addressing the unprecedented challenges arising from COVID-19. Research contribution Development of theory on organisational resilience, for use in both sport and other contexts.

    Item Type: Article
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/23750472.2021.1930113
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 24 May 2021 16:06
    Last Modified: 24 May 2021 16:15
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/28686

    Actions (login required)

    View Item View Item

    Downloads

    Downloads per month over past year

    View more statistics