How do stakeholders influence stadium-led regeneration?

Panton, Mark (2017) How do stakeholders influence stadium-led regeneration? Doctoral thesis, Birkbeck, University of London.

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Abstract

The use of sports stadiums in regeneration is a recent phenomenon in the UK, with the breadth of literature in this field relatively limited. However, it is an area of growing interest with numerous other sports stadium regeneration projects being proposed. So far there has been very little focus on understanding the stakeholders’ perspective surrounding stadium-led regeneration. The work of Mitchell, et al., (1997) on the salience of legitimacy, power and urgency provided a starting point in seeking to answer the research question: how do stakeholders influence stadium-led regeneration? In this study empirical research involving a wide range of interviews and participant observations with stakeholders were carried out in East Manchester and Tottenham, where stadium-led regeneration projects were at similar early stages of development. Secondary documentation was used to triangulate the findings and CAQDAS software utilised to assist with the analysis of the large amount of rich data that was obtained. Substantial parts of the data fell outside of the earlier typology, which indicated it was too parsimonious to adequately explain the complex array of contexts, triggers, strategies and influences that took place during stadium-led regeneration. This led to the development of a more complete framework that was necessary to understand the process and to answer the research question. The stakeholder influence framework, based on twelve concepts that are analysed in detail, provides an original contribution to knowledge in this field. One of the most significant concepts identified as part of the context was that a perceived lack of power, legitimacy and urgency can become an important trigger for the involvement of stakeholders in trying to influence developments. Limitations over generalisability from the two research sites are discussed, together with opportunities for further research linked to the developed framework.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Copyright Holders: The copyright of this thesis rests with the author, who asserts his/her right to be known as such according to the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988. No dealing with the thesis contrary to the copyright or moral rights of the author is permitted.
School/Department: School of Business, Economics & Informatics
Depositing User: ORBIT Editor
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2017 15:13
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2017 15:13
URI: http://bbktheses.da.ulcc.ac.uk/id/eprint/260

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