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COMPARING NATIONAL ELITE SPORT POLICIES, deals with the strategic Planning of Olympic Success and the relationship between elite sport policies and international sporting success; to benchmark nations against each other.

Publications - Overall policy factors

Abdolmaleki, H., Heidari, F., Bahador, S., De Bosscher, V. (2020). The key to success in the management of high-performance sport organisations: the case of Iran's Ministry of Sport and Youth. International Sports Studies: Journal of the International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport 41(2):55-68.

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Funahashi, H., Shibli, S., Sotiriadou, P., Mäkinen, J., Dijk, B., & De Bosscher, V*. (2020). Valuing elite sport success using the contingent valuation method: A transnational study. Sport Management Review, Volume 23, Issue 3, Pages 548-562.

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Sotiriadou, P., & De Bosscher, V. (2018). Managing high-performance sport: introduction to past, present and future considerations. European Sport Management Quarterly (Special issue), 18, 1, 1-7. Ranking: 27/44 (Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism). The most downloaded article in ESMQ, over 4,400 downloads.

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De Bosscher, V., Shibli, S., Westerbeek, H., & van Bottenburg, M. (2016). Convergence and Divergence of Elite Sport Policies: Is There a One-Size-Fits-All Model to Develop International Sporting Success? Journal of Global Sport Management, 1(3-4), 70-89.

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Funahashi, H., Nagamatsu, J., Shirai, K., Yamashita, S., Nakamura, H., Yamada, E., Waku, T., De Bosscher, V., Mano, Y. (2014). International Journal of Sport and Health Science Success Drivers in the Japanese Elite Sport System: An Examination Based on Evaluations of the Elite Sport Climate by Elite Athletes. Asian Sports Management Review, 7, 1999-4109.

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Sotiriadou, P., Gowthorp, L., and De Bosscher, V. (2014). Elite sport culture and policy interrelationships: the case of Sprint Canoe in Australia. Leisure Studies,33(6), 598-617.

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Publications - Organisation and Strategy

De Bosscher, V.*, Shibli, S., Weber, A.C (2019). Is prioritisation of funding in elite sport effective? An analysis of the investment strategies in 16 countries. European Sport Management Quarterly, 19 (2), 221-243.

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Weber, A. C., De Bosscher, V.*, Shibli, S. & Kempf, H. (2019). Strategic analysis of medal markets at the Olympic Winter Games: Introducing an index to analyse the quantitative market potential of sports disciplines. Team Performance Management: An International Journal, 25 (3-4) 229-252.

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Weber, A. C., De Bosscher, V*., & Kempf, H. (2019). Positioning at the Olympic Winter Games: examining the targeting of Olympic winter sports by medal-winning nations. Sport, Business and Management: an International Journal, Vol. 9 No. 5, pp. 417-442.

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Zheng, J., Lau, P.W.C., Chen, S., Dickson, G., De Bosscher, V., Peng, Q. (2019) Interorganizational conflict between national and provincial sport organizations within China’s elite sport system. Sport Management Review, 22 (5), 667-681.

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Weber, A.C, De Bosscher, V.*, Kempf, H. (2018). Positioning in Olympic winter sports: Analysing national prioritisation of funding and success in eight nations. European Sport Management Quarterly (Special Issue), 18, 1, pp. 8-24.

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Truyens, J., De Bosscher, V.*, Heyndels, B., Westerbeek, H. (2013). A Resource-Based Perspective on Countries’ Competitive Advantage in Elite Athletics. International Journal of Sport policy and Politics, 6, 3, 459–489.

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Truyens, J., De Bosscher, V.*, Heyndels, B. (2012). The SPLISS athletics project: A resource based evaluation of elite athletics policies. New Studies in Athletics, 27, (1-2), pp: 133 – 139.

 

Truyens, J., De Bosscher, V.* (2012) National Success and Efficiency at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, New Studies in Athletics,27, (4), pp.11 – 23

 

 

Publications - Funding

De Bosscher, V.*, Shibli, S., Weber, A.C (2019). Is prioritisation of funding in elite sport effective? An analysis of the investment strategies in 16 countries. European Sport Management Quarterly, 19 (2), 221-243.

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Publications - Competitiveness/output

Zheng, J., Dickson, G., Taeyon, Oh., De Bosscher, V.* (2019). Competitive balance and medal distributions at the Summer Olympic Games 1992–2016: overall and gender-specific analyses. Managing Sport and Leisure, 24, 1-3, pp. 45-58.

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Weber, A. C., De Bosscher, V.*, Shibli, S. & Kempf, H. (2019). Strategic analysis of medal markets at the Olympic Winter Games: Introducing an index to analyse the quantitative market potential of sports disciplines. Team Performance Management: An International Journal, 25 (3-4) 229-252.

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Weber, A. C., De Bosscher, V*., & Kempf, H. (2019). Positioning at the Olympic Winter Games: examining the targeting of Olympic winter sports by medal-winning nations. Sport, Business and Management: an International Journal, Vol. 9 No. 5, pp. 417-442.

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Zheng, J., Taeyeon, O., Seungmo K., Dickson, G., De Bosscher, V. (2018) Competitive balance trends in elite table tennis: The Olympic Games and World Championships 1988-2016. Journal of Sports Sciences, 36, 23, 2675-2683.

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Weber, A.C, Kempf, H.*, Shibli, S. & De Bosscher, V.* (2016). Measuring competition in the Olympic Winter Games 1992-2014 using economic indices. Managing Sport and Leisure, 21:6, 399-420.

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De Bosscher, V., Du Bois, C., Heyndels, B. (2012). The more the better: Internationalisation, competitiveness and performance in Athletics (1984-2006). Sport in Society, 15 (1)pp. 88–102.

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De Bosscher, V., Shibli, S., van Bottenburg, M. (2012). Measuring competitiveness of nations in elite sport policies: renewing the debate on comparing nations. Economia and Athlitismos, 11 (1), pp. 21-33.

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De Bosscher, V., Heyndels, B., De Knop, P., van Bottenburg, M., Shibli, S. (2008). The paradox of measuring success of nations in elite sport. Belgeo, 9 (2), 1-18.

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De Bosscher, V., De Knop, P., Heyndels, B.(2004). Comparing tennis success among countries. International sport studies, 25 (1), 49-69.

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De Bosscher, V., De Knop, P., Van Aken, I., Heyndels, B. (2003). International comparison of tennis success. Journal of Medicine and science in tennis, 8 (3), 16-17.

 

De Bosscher, V., De Knop, P., Heyndels, B.(2003). Comparing relative sporting success among countries: create equal opportunities in sport. Journal for Comparative Physical Education and Sport, 3 (3), 109-120.

 

 

Publications - Methods and Theory

Grix, J., Lindsey, I., De Bosscher, V. & Bloyce, D. (2018). Theory and methods in sport policy and politics research. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 10 (4):615-620.

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De Bosscher, V. (2018). A Mixed Methods Approach to Compare Elite Sport Policies of Nations. A Critical Reflection on the Use of Composit Indicators in the SPLISS Study. Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics. Special issue: Research Methodologies and Sports Scholarship, editors James Skinner & Terry Engelberg, 21, 2, pp. 331-355.

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Truyens, J., De Bosscher, V.*, Sotiriadou, P., Heyndels, B., Westerbeek, H. (2016). A Method to Evaluate Countries’ Resource-Based Competitive Advantage. A four country approach. Sport Management Review, 19 (3), 279–292.

 

De Bosscher, V., Shibli, S. van Bottenburg, M., De Knop,P., Truyens, J. (2010). Developing a methodology for comparing the elite sport systems and policies of nations: a mixed research methods approach. Journal of Sport Management, 24, 567-600.

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De Bosscher, V., De Knop,P., van Bottenburg,M., Shibli, S. (2006). A conceptual framework for analysing Sports Policy Factors Leading to international sporting success. European Sport Management Quarterly, 6 (2), 185-215.

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