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dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, Danielen_US
dc.contributor.authorSlack, Trevoren_US
dc.contributor.editorWendy Frisbyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T09:15:35Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T09:15:35Z
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.date.modified2007-03-15T21:28:47Z
dc.identifier.issn08884773en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/6480
dc.description.abstractSince 1995, the organizational field that constitutes English rugby union has undergone considerable transformation. Utilizing ideas about changes in actors, changes in exchange processes and interorganizational linkages, changes in the legitimized forms of capital in the field, and changes in regulatory structures, this paper explores the nature of this transformation in English rugby union. Data from 43 interviews with key individuals in the English game form the main data source for the study. The results show that changes in the communities of actors composing the field hastened change in other areas. Powerful new actors with strong ties to business environments brought with them professionally oriented values and a new institutional logic. Having made significant financial investments in the field, these actors collectively took measures to protect their economic interests. These measures took the form of political activity and coalition building, which, ultimately, reconfigured the field's regulatory structure. The new emphasis on economic capital prompted significant shifts in key actors' exchange relationships, in that clubs' strategies and structures were reoriented in order to gain access to this important network resource.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherHuman Kinetics Publishers, Inc.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUSen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom417en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto448en_US
dc.relation.ispartofedition4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Sport Managementen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume17en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode350299en_US
dc.titleAn analysis of change in an organizational field: The professionalization of English rugby union.en_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.issued2003
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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