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Maintaining and disrupting global-North hegemony/global-South dependence in a local African sport for development organisation: the role of institutional work

Published on Jan 17, 2019in International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics
· DOI :10.1080/19406940.2018.1550797
Mitchell McSweeney3
Estimated H-index: 3
(York University),
Lisa M. Kikulis6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Brock University)
+ 2 AuthorsCathy van Ingen7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Brock University)
Abstract
ABSTRACTRecently, conceptual developments in the field of institutional theory, such as institutional work, that refer to the practices and processes of individuals and organisations aimed at creat...
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