Structural Characteristics of Sport Organizations: Main Trends in the Academic Discussion

22 Pages Posted: 7 Apr 2008

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Sandalio Gomez

University of Navarra, IESE Business School

Magdalena Opazo

University of Navarra, IESE Business School

Carlos Marti

IESE Business School - University of Navarra

Date Written: February, 2008

Abstract

Organizational theorists have usually seen sports as an interesting field in which to illustrate organizational phenomena. In this literature review we examine academic papers and research which explore the particular nature of organizational phenomena in sports, specifically in relation to the structure of sport organizations. This topic has been commonly discussed in the context of wider organizational studies, mainly related to organizational change, organizational performance and the structural configuration of organizations. This means that the changes that have transformed the world of sports have affected not only the structure of sport organizations, but also the environment in which they operate and the measures traditionally used to evaluate their effectiveness. By exploring the literature we hope to identify interesting niches for future research on the structure of sport organizations and the essential elements to be considered when studying organizational phenomenon in the sport sector.

Keywords: sport organizations, structure, literature review

Suggested Citation

Gomez, Sandalio and Opazo, Magdalena and Marti, Carlos, Structural Characteristics of Sport Organizations: Main Trends in the Academic Discussion (February, 2008). IESE Business School Working Paper No. 730, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1116226 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1116226

Sandalio Gomez (Contact Author)

University of Navarra, IESE Business School ( email )

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Magdalena Opazo

University of Navarra, IESE Business School ( email )

Avenida Pearson 21
Barcelona, 08034
Spain

Carlos Marti

IESE Business School - University of Navarra ( email )

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28023 Madrid, Madrid
Spain
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