The introduction of drive-in sport in community sport organizations as an example of organizational non-change
2013 (English)In: Journal of Sport Management, ISSN 0888-4773, Vol. 27, no 6, 497-509 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The purpose of this article is to understand change in community sport organizations (CSOs) by examining the introduction of spontaneous sport activities labeled drive-in sport in six Swedish CSOs. Drawing on the theoretical concepts of translation and organizational identity, data from 10 interviews were analyzed to answer how, why, and with what consequences, in terms of organizational change, the focal CSOs interpreted and acted upon the idea of drive-in sport. The findings show that while drive-in sport initially may seem to have changed the CSOs, a closer examination reveals a reproduction of their organizational identities. The findings are discussed in relation to the alignment of the drive-in sport idea with the CSOs’ core purpose and practices and with wider processes of change in the CSOs’ institutional context.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Human Kinetics , 2013. Vol. 27, no 6, 497-509 p.
Institutional Theory, Organizational Identity, Voluntary Sport Organizations, Sport Clubs, Non-traditional Sport Programs, Non-profit Sport
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-76692ISI: 000332347900007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-76692DiVA: diva2:636467