Scarcity of resources in German non-profit sport clubs

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Title Scarcity of resources in German non-profit sport clubs
Author Wicker, Pamela Vanessa; Breuer, Christoph
Journal Name Sport Management Review
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier Ltd
Abstract Non-profit sport clubs face several challenges including those relating to human resources, financial capabilities, networks and infrastructural elements. In order for clubs to realise their capacity to respond to encountered challenges, it is imperative for club executives and sport federations to have an improved understanding of the clubs’ resource structure and ability to deploy resources. Drawing on the concept of organisational capacity as well as Resource Dependency Theory, the objectives of this study are to provide empirical evidence of the resources of non-profit sport clubs and to show that these clubs are characterised by scarce resources. A large sport club survey in Germany (n = 13,068) was used as the data set for this study. The results indicate that sport clubs seem to have organisational capacity, as they have many different types of resources at their disposal that which can be ascribed to four capacity dimensions. The analysis of longitudinal data reveals changes in resources that indicate particularly human resources (volunteers) and infrastructure resources become more scarce over the course of time.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI
Volume 14
Issue Number 2
Page from 188
Page to 201
ISSN 1441-3523
Date Accessioned 2011-11-28
Language en_US
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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