Exploration and examination of elite sport policy in developing nations: Adapting a theoretical model to assess international success factors for lower middle-income countries—the case of the Philippines

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a workshop/seminar

Description

The aspiration for international sporting success, resulting in large investments in elite sport development, is not only realised among highly industrialised and rich nations but in developing countries as well. This sense of celebration of elite sport seems to be a universal phenomenon. This has led researchers to an increasing interest in analysing sports systems, particularly comparing the extent and pattern of government support and systems to develop elite sport. However, there is limited research that analysed the relationship between elite sport performance and national sport policies in developing nations. This study will develop a model of sport policy factors that can influence the sporting success of developing nations, with the Philippines as a case study. The overall research goal of the project will be achieved through the utilisation of a mixed methods research design, based on logical philosophical and theoretical foundations. This study will contribute to the theoretical and methodological development of analysing elite sport policy toward its complementarity to less developed sport systems with different social and cultural characteristics. Further, the research outcome may be useful for policy makers and administrators to reflect on their overall sport policy in relation to elite sport development; and the advancement of an instrument in assessing elite sport factors among the elite sport beneficiaries may guide them in decision-making and shaping the sport policy of the country.
Period4 Sep 2018
Event title26th European Sport Management Conference: Managing sport in a changing Europe
Event typeConference
LocationMalmö, Sweden
Degree of RecognitionInternational