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dc.contributor.authorSotiriadou, Popien_US
dc.contributor.authorShilbury, Daviden_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T12:50:03Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T12:50:03Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-06-29T06:44:29Z
dc.identifier.issn14413523en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.smr.2009.01.002en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/30407
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this paper is to examine and map the process of Australian elite athlete development from an organisational perspective, that of 35 national sporting organisations (NSOs). Research on elite development has focused on the significance of economic and cultural factors (macro-level studies) and the role of sport science and athletes' close environment (micro-level studies) in fostering success. In an effort to depict elite athlete development processes in a more inclusive way, this paper offers an evaluation of the ways elite athletes are nurtured from an Australian NSOs perspective adopting a meso-level approach (e.g., programs). The study is based on a document analysis examining 74 annual reports from 35 NSOs over a period of four years, before and after the Sydney Olympic Games and offers a generic framework of the Australian elite athlete development process. The resulting framework shows that various interested groups are involved with nurturing elite athletes through either initiating or implementing specially designed programs or other strategies that cultivate success, and helps broaden the definition of elite development. The implications of successful elite athlete development include increased finances and public profile for sports as well as the creation of pathways to increase interest in sport.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevier Ltden_US
dc.publisher.placeUKen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom137en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto148en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSport Management Reviewen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume12en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommercial Services not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150499en_US
dc.titleAustralian Elite Athlete Development: An Organisational Perspectiveen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Managementen_US
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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