Date of Award

7-7-2020

Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name

M.H.K.

Department

Kinesiology

First Advisor

Scott G. Martyn

Keywords

Agency Theory, Athletics, Dyad, Inter-organizational, NSO, PSO

Rights

info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Abstract

The central purpose of this research study was to examine the collaborative relationship between Athletics Canada, the national governing body for track and field, and Athletics Ontario, the provincial governing body for track and field. It further reviewed how they manage their relationship. A secondary outcome of this study was to provide recommendations that aim to improve the collaborative management process to this specific case. The primary research question was to determine if the relationship between Athletics Canada and Athletics Ontario was resulting in a collaborative advantage. That advantage suggests a synergistic result, that by these two groups working together are able to achieve an outcome that they would not have been able to on their own. Five sub-questions were designed to answer the primary research question. The five sub-questions build on one another and are guided by an established theoretical framework, Agency Theory, to answer the primary research question; does the relationship between AC and AO result in a maximum collaborative advantage? The analysis phase of this study determined that Athletics Canada and Athletics Ontario by working together were able to produce a collaborative outcome. The conclusion of this study determined that there was room for increased collaboration between the two groups.

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