Sport programme implementation as translation and organizational identity construction: the implementation of Drive-in sport in Swedish sports as an illustration
2014 (English)In: International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, ISSN 1940-6940, Vol. 6, no 1, 55-69 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article outlines a theoretical framework to be used in the analysis of sport programme implementation. The need for such a framework resides in the increase in government interest in sport during the last decades, expressed in various top-down programmes positioning voluntary sports clubs as intended implementers, and in recent calls for a theoretical grounding of implementation analysis. The framework consists of two main parts. One is the translation perspective, proposed as an approach to understand sport programmes as open to (re)construction. The other is the organizational identity concept, proposed as a tool to understand how and why implementing organizations interpret and act upon, i.e., translate sport programmes. It is argued that the use of the framework, in tandem with the proposed methodological approach ‘follow the actor’, will provide new insights into the sport programme implementation analysis. An analysis of a national initiative on organized spontaneous sports, part of the Swedish government's programme ‘The Lift for Sport’, is used to illustrate the proposed framework.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Taylor & Francis, 2014. Vol. 6, no 1, 55-69 p.
sport policy, sport governance, organizational institutionalism, voluntary sport clubs, sport for all
Pedagogy Sport and Fitness Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-65843DOI: 10.1080/19406940.2013.766900OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-65843DiVA: diva2:604957
Published online: 05 Feb 20132013-02-122013-02-122015-05-12Bibliographically approved