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dc.contributor.advisorDickson, Geoff
dc.contributor.advisorPhelps, Sean
dc.contributor.authorJohnston, Mel
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-14T04:24:38Z
dc.date.available2014-05-14T04:24:38Z
dc.date.copyright2013
dc.date.created2014
dc.date.issued2014-05-14
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/7182
dc.description.abstractThis research investigates the coercive, mimetic and normative pressure on a National Sport Organisation’s (NSO) decision to bid for a world championship event. New Zealand is progressively establishing itself as a leader in hosting international sport events. Whilst government and their sport agencies contribute much to the process, the entire process is reliant upon a NSO submitting a bid to host the event. DiMaggio and Powell’s (1983) three forms of institutional pressures that cause organisations to conform; coercive, mimetic and normative, were employed to understand the NSO decision to bid. An interpretive approach was taken for the research, and involved a multiple-case study approach. The research participants were comprised of six key decision makers from three New Zealand NSOs that had bid for world championship event, but the event was yet to have taken place. Thematic analysis was employed to provide inductive analysis of the data collected from the participant’s responses. The key finding of the research is that direct and explicit institutional pressures were not seen to significantly influence a NSOs decision whether to bid for a world championship event. However, indirect and implicit coercive, mimetic and normative pressures were evident within this context, and provided a subtle influence on a NSOs decision to bid. The results of this research contribute to the theoretical knowledge of institutional pressures within the sport context, as well as providing New Zealand NSOs, and their stakeholders, with a clearer understanding of the dynamics underpinning the NSO decision to bid for a world championship event.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectMimeticen_NZ
dc.subjectCoerciveen_NZ
dc.subjectNormativeen_NZ
dc.subjectWorld championship eventen_NZ
dc.subjectSport eventen_NZ
dc.subjectInstitutionalen_NZ
dc.titleMimetic, coercive and normative influences and the decision of national sport organisations to bid for world championship eventsen_NZ
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Theses
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Businessen_NZ
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dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.date.updated2014-05-14T03:36:54Z


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