A conceptual framework for analysing sports policy factors leading to international sporting success

DE BOSSCHER, Veerle, DE KNOP, Paul, VAN BOTTENBURG, Maarten and SHIBLI, Simon (2006). A conceptual framework for analysing sports policy factors leading to international sporting success. European Sport Management Quarterly, 6 (2), 185-215.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/16184740600955087
Link to published version:: https://doi.org/10.1080/16184740600955087


Although an increasing number of nations invest large amounts of money in sport in order to compete against other nations, there is no clear evidence that demonstrates how sports policies can influence international sporting success. This paper provides an overview of important determinants that can lead to nations enjoying international sporting success. The literature reveals that more than 50% of the determinants of success are macro-level variables that are beyond the control of politicians. The meso-level contains factors that can be influenced by sports policies. An empirically founded theory on the policy factors that determine elite sporting success has not yet been developed. In this paper a conceptual framework will be presented that can be used for making trans-national comparisons of elite sports policies. Nine policy areas, or ‘pillars’, that are thought to have an important influence on international sporting success are logically derived from the literature.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Sport Industry Research Centre
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/16184740600955087
Page Range: 185-215
Depositing User: Rebecca Jones
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2014 10:42
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 09:45
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7861

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