The emergence of organisations conducting Community Asset Transfers of leisure facilities

Haw, Stuart, Potrac, Paul, Wharton, Karl and Findlay-King, Lindsay (2023) The emergence of organisations conducting Community Asset Transfers of leisure facilities. Managing Sport and Leisure. pp. 1-16. ISSN 2375-0472 (In Press)

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Community Asset Transfer (CAT) has increased as a way of delivering leisure services in England, where community groups (CG) form to manage leisure facilities in replacement for local authorities (LA). This paper builds on existing studies of the process of CAT to discuss how groups emerge to take on these facilities. Studies situated the emergence of these groups amidst LA outsourcing, with budgetary reductions, and poor management, as contexts for facilities needing transfer with CAT. A critical realist view of emergence is taken, where Archer’s (1998) morphogenetic framework is used to explain the contexts, interactions, and elaborations within two voluntary CGs that emerged to take on the management of leisure facilities. The paper confirms emergence as shaped by contexts of facility closure and LA cuts with interactions occurring when activists campaign to prevent closures, and form entities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Community ownership, sportmanagement, facilitymanagement, sport, leisure
Subjects: L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2023 09:15
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2023 08:45

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