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Organizational culture change in amateur football clubs - a critical reflection
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship. (ELOSA)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0417-0133
2015 (English)In: WCSF 2015 Copenhagen - 8th world congress on science & football: program and abstracts / [ed] Jens Bangsbo and Peter Krustrup, The WCSF2015 Scientific Committee , 2015, 117-117 p.Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In the general field of Organization Studies, organizational culture is regarded as a critical aspect of understanding success and failure of organizational change. So far however, in the field of amateur football clubs this topic has not been studied extensively. To what extent established theories on organizational culture change is relevant in such a setting or not remains unclear. This paper reports from a ten year long ethnographic study in which the author during the first five years was involved in various functions in the club. The paper describes how club management during these five years attempted a number changes. These changes are interpreted from several perspectives highlighting the ambiguousness of organizational change processes. Partly the study seems to confirm previous studies highlighting the perpetual forces of organizational culture. It also however shows that certain changes are possible. By performing a reinterpretation based upon these two observations we could raise questions on what organizational culture in an amateur football club actually is and possible implications for managing such a club. The very contribution of the paper thus is the reflections regarding how to understand organizational culture change in amateur football clubs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
The WCSF2015 Scientific Committee , 2015. 117-117 p.
Keyword [en]
Organization change, Sport Management, Culture, Football
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Business Administration
Research subject
Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation; Economy, Business administration; Economy, Organisation theory
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-43906ISBN: 9788791771590 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-43906DiVA: diva2:818896
Conference
8th World Congress on Science and Football, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 20-23, 2015
Available from: 2015-06-09 Created: 2015-06-09 Last updated: 2017-04-18Bibliographically approved

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