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dc.contributor.authorBreuer, Christoph
dc.contributor.authorWicker, Pamela
dc.contributor.authorvon Hanau, Tassilo
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:02:00Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:02:00Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2013-03-18T05:05:42Z
dc.identifier.issn1940-6940
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/19406940.2012.656681
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/49488
dc.description.abstractVolunteers represent a key resource for many voluntary sports clubs; however, a decrease in volunteers has been reported in many countries during recent years. The question arises as to how sports clubs respond to this and whether losses in voluntary work can be compensated for by other means. The purpose of this article is to analyse the consequences of a decrease in volunteers on an empirical basis, using a unique panel data set from a German survey of non-profit sports clubs (n 젷24). Within the analysis, sports clubs that experienced a decrease in volunteers from 2005 to 2009 are compared with clubs with a stable development (i.e. no change) or an increase in volunteers during the same time period. The results indicate that there are some substitution effects in sports clubs with a decrease in volunteers which differ between the short term (2005-2007) and the long term (2005-2009). In the short-term, the number of secondary volunteers and the proportion of clubs with low-cost employees (people with jobs from the employment office) increased significantly. In the long-term, the share of clubs with paid staff increased significantly. The findings indicate that sports clubs are capable of compensating for declines in volunteer numbers. Nevertheless, one major policy implication for sports clubs, sports federations and policymakers should be to improve the recognition of voluntary work. Moreover, public subsidies for the employment of paid staff could be provided.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom173
dc.relation.ispartofpageto186
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Sport Policy and Politics
dc.relation.ispartofvolume4
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommercial Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and Administration
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode159999
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1504
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1605
dc.titleConsequences of the decrease in volunteers among German sports clubs: Is there a substitute for voluntary work?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorWicker, Pamela V.


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