Hayhurst, L Lyndsay., Millington, R., & Darnell, S. (Forthcoming). The non-governmental Agencies Perspective. In M. Parent & J.L. Chappelet (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Sports Events Management: A Stakeholder Approach. New York: Routledge.

In this co-authored book chapter, Dr. Lyndsay Hayhurst (University of British Columbia), Rob Millington, and Dr. Simon Darnell (University of Toronto) examine the intersections between international development, sport for development, non-governmental actors and sports events of various sizes to consider how (I)NGOs and UN agencies use sports events “as a catalyst, tool or agent for wider social change.” Recognizing the positive and negative development impacts of sports events, they advocate for a critical deployment of stakeholder theory, informed by a postcolonial approach to international management studies in order to examine how struggles over power, politics, legitimacy and representation are negotiated when (I)NGOs engage with development through sports.

 

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