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Developing strategic capacity in Olympic sport organisations

Leigh Robinson (Department of Sports Studies, School of Sport, University of Stirling, Stirling, UK)
Brian Minikin (Department of Sports Studies, School of Sport, University of Stirling, Stirling, UK)

Sport, Business and Management

ISSN: 2042-678X

Article publication date: 11 October 2011

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to set out research that aimed to understand how the internal capabilities of Olympic sport organisations can be addressed.

Design/methodology/approach

The research was carried out by a mixed‐method, multi phase approach, using senior sport administrators in the Pacific region.

Findings

The research developed a tool for analysing the “readiness” of sport organisations to deliver programmes and services.

Research limitations/implications

This research has developed a framework for the internal diagnosis of organisations.

Practical implications

Managers can use the tool to inform their strategic planning.

Originality/value

The paper presents a new and unique tool for assessing organisational capacity.

Keywords

Citation

Robinson, L. and Minikin, B. (2011), "Developing strategic capacity in Olympic sport organisations", Sport, Business and Management, Vol. 1 No. 3, pp. 219-233. https://doi.org/10.1108/20426781111162648

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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