The roles and responsibilities of a change agent in sport event development projects

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dc.contributor.author Schulenkorf, N
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:02:48Z
dc.date.issued 2010-05
dc.identifier.citation Sport Management Review, 2010, 13 (2), pp. 118 - 128
dc.identifier.issn 1441-3523
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/15768
dc.description.abstract There is increasing evidence that NGOs and Government agencies are turning to sport events as a tool for reconciliation and inter-community development (Burnett, 2006; Gasser & Levinsen, 2004; Stidder & Haasner, 2007; Sugden, 2006), yet the different roles and responsibilities of the organising 'change agent' within development projects have not received much empirical investigation. To address this gap, this paper analyses the different roles and responsibilities of an international sport event change agent in the ethnically divided Sri Lanka. Following an interpretivist mode of inquiry, findings of this research are derived from the analysis of 2 focus groups and 35 in-depth interviews with Sinhalese, Tamil, Muslim and international event stakeholders. Findings suggest that the change agent holds nine key roles and responsibilities in the inter-community development process. These are being an agent for community participation; a trust builder; a networker; a leader; a socially responsible advocate; a resource developer; a proactive innovator; a financial supporter; and a strategic planner for the long-term sustainability of projects. This research suggests that it is important to fulfil these roles to secure active community participation, to achieve positive socio-cultural event impacts and outcomes, and to provide a strategic framework for sustainable inter-community development. © 2009 Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/j.smr.2009.05.001
dc.title The roles and responsibilities of a change agent in sport event development projects
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Published
dc.parent Sport Management Review
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 13
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation United Kingdom, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 118 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 128 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.Faculty of Business en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1504 Commercial Services
dc.personcode 995520
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Commercial Services en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Change agent roles
dc.description.keywords Community development
dc.description.keywords Event outcomes
dc.description.keywords Sport event leverage
dc.description.keywords Strategic sport management
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business/School of Management
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Cosmopolitan Civil Societies
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
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utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)


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