The influence of overseas coaching and management on the occupational subculture of English professional football.

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Smith, Graham (2011) The influence of overseas coaching and management on the occupational subculture of English professional football. Doctoral thesis, University of Brighton.

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Abstract

As an area of academic and popular interest it is generally acknowledged that migrant British players and coaches were instrumental in football's global diffusion and that different technical and tactical emphases developed according to particular geographical locations and cultural milieu. As the twentieth century unfolded the trend reversed with increased inward flows of elite foreign playing and coaching labour into the upper tiers of UK football, challenging the distinctive and erstwhile dominant occupational culture of the English game. This study examines this process of sub-cultural adaptation. It is principally concerned with critical evaluation of the dynamics of occupational culture modification and any resultant tensions evidenced between expatriate and indigenous coaching talent and other interest groups operating within the higher echelons of English professional football.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Additional Information: Copyright © and Moral Rights for this thesis are retained by the author and/or other copyright owners.
Subjects: L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L311 Sport and Leisure
Faculties: Faculty of Education and Sport > School of Service Management
Depositing User: LTS Systems
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2014 15:00
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2014 15:00
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/12395

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