Organizational change by sport clubs influenced by a centralized implementation of a quality system.

Project Details


The main goal of this study is to examine the impact of a top-down implementation of a quality assurance system, initiated and co-ordinated by a leading sport federation or league, on the degree of professionalization of the clubs involved. Beside this, performance-indicators will be analysed over time in order to evaluate the influence of these and other forces. A sport-specific approach is essential to understand the situational context of these sport organisations. Finally a permanent evaluation of the reaction of all stakeholders is necessary in order to analyse the change process and the resistance or acceptance of these persons in particular.
Effective start/end date1/01/1031/12/13

Flemish discipline codes

  • Economics and business
  • Biological sciences


  • performance management
  • sport club
  • Organizational Design Change
  • quality management