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Collective organisational publicness versus privateness in community sport: a national panel study of local authorities

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posted on 04.05.2020, 09:49 by Ian HodgkinsonIan Hodgkinson, Paul Hughes, Vitor Leone
Research Question: The role and merit of publicness versus privateness in community sport provision is hotly contested in the sport management field, but is there a relationship between ownership types in local authorities’ community sport provision and sports participation levels?
Research Methods: The study combines secondary data on sports participation with objective data on ownership types in community sport provision among local authorities in England, between 2009-15. The panel model examines whether the mix of ownership types in community sport is associated with differences in reported sports participation levels.
Results and Findings: The study reveals higher collective organisational publicness in community sport is associated with lower sports participation levels among local populations. The opposite is true of higher collective privateness in local authorities’ provision, where higher levels of sports participation are observed among local populations.
Implications: If local authorities are to influence sports participation levels among their populations, there is a need to better understand how community sport provision should be delivered. Informed by the findings, greater privateness in local authorities’ community sport provision is associated with higher sports participation levels.

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

European Sport Management Quarterly

Volume

21

Issue

4

Pages

564-582

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© European Association for Sport Management

Publisher statement

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in European Sport Management Quarterly on 18 May 2020, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/16184742.2020.1765403.

Acceptance date

02/05/2020

Publication date

2020-05-18

Copyright date

2020

ISSN

1618-4742

eISSN

1746-031X

Language

en

Depositor

Prof Ian Hodgkinson. Deposit date: 3 May 2020