Field-Configuring Institutional Work in Mega-Events: The UEFA European Football Championship

28 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2010 Last revised: 17 Jun 2010

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Muriel Mignerat

CIRANO and University of Ottawa

Luc K. Audebrand

University of British Columbia (UBC)

Date Written: June 14, 2010

Abstract

In this study of the last three UEFA European Football Championship (2000, 2004, 2008), we identify institutional entrepreneurs and examine the strategies they use to influence the institution they are part of (UEFA) through the introduction of new information technologies (e-ticketing, online and mobile broadcasting). We build on the literature related to institutional theory and field-configuring events to propose a framework of field configuring institutional change. Our preliminary results suggest that institutions are at play at several levels. For instance, a central key institution, the UEFA, is being maintained through the introduction of new practices (buffer institutions) such as e-ticketing during mega-events (EURO). We describe the type and nature of institutional work used by institutional entrepreneurs involved.

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Keywords: Field-Configuring Events, Institutional Theory, Information Technology, Mega-Events, Sports, Football

Suggested Citation

Mignerat, Muriel and Audebrand, Luc K., Field-Configuring Institutional Work in Mega-Events: The UEFA European Football Championship (June 14, 2010). CIRANO - Scientific Publication No. 2010s-27. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1624891 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1624891

Muriel Mignerat (Contact Author)

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Luc K. Audebrand

University of British Columbia (UBC) ( email )

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Vancouver, British Columbia BC V6T 1Z4
Canada

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