Considering Football Teams from a Resource Dependency Theory Perspective

Samba Sowe


Football is known to be one of the most popular and widely viewed sports around the world. This sport is a well-followed source of entertainment by people from all four corners of the world and its recognition is tremendously increasing. The aim of this study is to examine the actions and strategies football teams use/implement in other to reduce their resource dependency on other teams. The findings of our literature review indicate that football teams use mergers, hiring, executive succession and training as strategies in reducing their resource dependency on other teams. Despite few studies or non-looking at resource dependency theory in a football team perspective this research tried to look at the strategic decisions they can take (football teams) in a highly competitive environment to reduce their resource dependency on other teams. The limitations of our paper includes the lack of enough reference materials when it comes to football most specifically the strategies that football teams use in reducing their resource dependency on other teams as well as our examples being limited to only England and Spain which is not a total representation of all football teams.

Keywords Football, Football Teams, Resource Dependency Theory, Strategies

DOI: 10.7176/JTHS/43-01

Publication date:September 30th 2019

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