Theorising Organisational Resilience for Sport Management Research and Practice

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Bostock, James and Breese, Richard 2021. Theorising Organisational Resilience for Sport Management Research and Practice. Managing Sport and Leisure. https://doi.org/10.1080/23750472.2021.1930113
AuthorsBostock, James and Breese, Richard
Abstract

Helping individuals and teams achieve their goals by being resilient is an established research field in sport. How sport organisations can be resilient in adversity is comparatively neglected, so the purpose is to provide firm foundations for conceptualising organisational resilience in sport management. “How can organisational resilience best be theorised for sport management research and practice?” From a critique of the resilience literature, a new Framework for Organisational Resilience Management (FfORM) is developed, based on the theory of organisational resource conversion and the separation of normative and descriptive levels. The FfORM is applied to sport management contexts, including the resilience of National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs) to reductions in UK Sport funding. Organisational resilience is conceptualised as a means to an end, to achieve externally generated goals, emphasising its dynamic, temporal nature. The FfORM illuminates the challenges for NGBs in developing organisational resilience because of trade-offs in the actions they take. As well as being an evaluation tool, the FfORM will be of utility to sport organisations addressing the unprecedented challenges arising from COVID-19. Development of theory on organisational resilience, for use in both sport and other contexts.

Keywordsorganisational resilience; anti fragility; external stressor; performance management; funding elite sport
Year2021
JournalManaging Sport and Leisure
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN2375-0480
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/23750472.2021.1930113
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/625807
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Publication dates20 May 2021
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Accepted11 May 2021
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ContributorsUniversity of Derby and Sheffield Hallam University
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