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Towards understanding change-supportive organisational behaviours in China: an investigation of the 2015 Chinese national football reform

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posted on 2023-11-30, 10:12 authored by Qi Peng, James Skinner, Barrie Houlihan, Lisa Kihl, Jinming Zheng
This paper investigates the influences of change recipients’ supportive behaviors toward the national reform in the Chinese football sector. Qualitative data were collected through semi-structured interviews (n= 29), which were conducted with change recipients from national and local football associations and commercial football clubs. Drawing on an integrated conceptual framework, the findings suggest that the change-supportive behaviors demonstrated by the change recipients were influenced and incentivised by managerial factors (i.e., management competency, communication channels, participation in decision-making, leaders’ commitment to change, and principal support); and contextual factors (i.e., an amenable football environment and the perceived political pressure to change). Three manifestations of change-supportive behaviors were identified: a) showing understanding of the change but pessimistic about the outcome; b) supporting the change and being willing to take risks; and c) supporting the change and actively seeking alternative solutions.

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  • Loughborough University London
  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

Journal of Global Sport Management

Volume

8

Issue

4

Pages

817-837

Publisher

Taylor and Francis

Version

  • VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© The Authors

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Taylor and Francis under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

2021-02-28

Publication date

2021-04-28

Copyright date

2021

ISSN

2470-4067

eISSN

2470-4075

Language

  • en

Depositor

Prof James Skinner. Deposit date: 9 November 2021

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