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    Stakeholder mobilisation and sports stadium regeneration: antecedent factors underpinning the formation of the Our Tottenham community network

    Panton, Mark and Walters, Geoff (2018) Stakeholder mobilisation and sports stadium regeneration: antecedent factors underpinning the formation of the Our Tottenham community network. European Sport Management Quarterly 19 (1), pp. 102-119. ISSN 1618-4742.

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    Abstract

    Research question: Within sport management, there is a lack of empirical research on the reasons why stakeholders mobilise. This article identifies four antecedent factors underpinning the formation of the Our Tottenham community network: a network formed by community groups in Tottenham to challenge, inter-alia, the stadium-led regeneration scheme. Research methods: The research draws on a longitudinal, qualitative case study, involving interviews, participant observation of community meetings, and analysis of documents. Results and Findings: Four factors underpinned the development of the Our Tottenham community network. The erosion of local democracy and the violation of reciprocity are categorised as reactive forces, in which mobilisation occurred as a response to the behaviour of the Council and the football club. Protecting community interests and increasing salience were driven more by the needs of the community and are categorised as proactive forces underpinning mobilisation. Implications: In the context of this case study, we argue that mobilising efforts occurred due to the presence of both reactive and proactive forces. This helped the Our Tottenham network to build a salient stakeholder coalition. The findings also suggest that focal organisations need to recognise how their behaviour can create the antecedent conditions for stakeholder mobilisation and put in place structures that enable community stakeholders to have a voice during stadium-led regeneration.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis, available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Community, mobilisation, regeneration, sport, stakeholder
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > BEI
    Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Research Centres and Institutes: Sport Business Centre
    Depositing User: Geoff Walters
    Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2018 12:59
    Last Modified: 29 Jun 2020 04:07
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/23940

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