An institutional analysis of gender (in)equalities, COVID-19 and governance of elite women's football in Australia, England and the USA

Authors: Clarkson, B.G., Parry, K.D., Culvin, A. and Pope, S.

Journal: Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal

eISSN: 2042-6798

DOI: 10.1108/SBM-01-2021-0004

Abstract:

Purpose: Women's football faces an existential threat from COVID-19. Using case studies, the authors explore the COVID-19 responses of three highly ranked national football associations (Australia, England and the USA) and their professional women's football leagues to (a) compare and shed new insights into the wide range of phased responses and (b) establish recommendations for other nations to navigate major crises with their social and ethical responsibilities to women's football. Design/methodology/approach: Drawing on institutional theory, a framework analysis was undertaken examining 71 articles to analyse the gendered global impacts of COVID-19 on women's football. Findings: Results highlight several important recommendations for nations to consider during the pandemic: (1) maintain active communication with the community to allay worries about the future of women's football, (2) gather support from health and government officials, (3) seek out commercial and broadcasting partnerships to drive revenue, and (4) the interests of women's football are best served when responsibility for the elite women's league does not rest (solely) with national football associations. Social implications: The authors argue that sport is an interwoven part of society and cannot be separated from gender equality issues irrespective of the pandemic. Originality/value: The study is first to explore institutional pressures and football governing bodies during COVID-19 and provides a framework for nations to manage major crises.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/36284/

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An institutional analysis of gender (in)equalities, COVID-19 and governance of elite women's football in Australia, England and the USA

Authors: Clarkson, B.G., Parry, K.D., Culvin, A. and Pope, S.

Journal: SPORT BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL

eISSN: 2042-6798

ISSN: 2042-678X

DOI: 10.1108/SBM-01-2021-0004

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/36284/

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An institutional analysis of gender (in)equalities, covid-19 and governance of elite women’s football in Australia, England and USA.

Authors: Clarkson, B., Parry, K.D., Culvin, A. and Pope, S.

Journal: Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal

Publisher: Emerald

ISSN: 2042-678X

DOI: 10.1108/SBM-01-2021-0004

Abstract:

Women’s football faces an existential threat from covid-19. Using case studies, we explore the covid-19 responses of three highly-ranked national football associations (Australia, England, and the USA) and their professional women’s football leagues to: (a) compare and shed new insights into the wide range of phased responses, and (b) establish recommendations for other nations to navigate major crises with their social and ethical responsibilities to women’s football.

Drawing on institutional theory, a framework analysis was undertaken examining 71 articles to analyse the gendered global impacts of covid-19 on women’s football.

Results highlight several important recommendations for nations to consider during the pandemic: (1) maintain active communication with the community to allay worries about the future of women’s football, (2) gather support from health and government officials, (3) seek out commercial and broadcasting partnerships to drive revenue, and (4) the interests of women’s football are best served when responsibility for the elite women’s league does not rest (solely) with national football associations.

The study is first to explore institutional pressures and football governing bodies during covid-19 and provides a framework for nations to manage major crises.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/36284/

https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/SBM-01-2021-0004/full/html

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An institutional analysis of gender (in)equalities, covid-19 and governance of elite women’s football in Australia, England and USA.

Authors: Clarkson, B., Parry, K.D., Culvin, A. and Pope, S.

Journal: Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal

ISSN: 2042-678X

Abstract:

Women’s football faces an existential threat from covid-19. Using case studies, we explore the covid-19 responses of three highly-ranked national football associations (Australia, England, and the USA) and their professional women’s football leagues to: (a) compare and shed new insights into the wide range of phased responses, and (b) establish recommendations for other nations to navigate major crises with their social and ethical responsibilities to women’s football. Drawing on institutional theory, a framework analysis was undertaken examining 71 articles to analyse the gendered global impacts of covid-19 on women’s football. Results highlight several important recommendations for nations to consider during the pandemic: (1) maintain active communication with the community to allay worries about the future of women’s football, (2) gather support from health and government officials, (3) seek out commercial and broadcasting partnerships to drive revenue, and (4) the interests of women’s football are best served when responsibility for the elite women’s league does not rest (solely) with national football associations. The study is first to explore institutional pressures and football governing bodies during covid-19 and provides a framework for nations to manage major crises.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/36284/

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