Sport labour migration: managing a twenty-first-century global workforce
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Managing Sport: Social and Cultural Perspectives
David Hassan and Jim Lusted
Although the patterns of migration can be relatively easy to understand, the factors facilitating sport labour migration result from broader global processes. While the term ‘globalization’ is very much contested, there are commonalities in the way theorists characterize it (Giddens 2000; Held and McGrew 2002; Maguire 2005). First, globalization arises from political, economic, cultural and technological factors (Giddens 2000). While these factors have singular
In the autumn of 2009, Elsa, a 6’1” (1.85-metre) volleyball player from the Czech Republic, arrived at Los Angeles International Airport in preparation for her first year at Western University. Western had a top volleyball programme and had used a recruiting service operated by a former German volleyball player to recruit Elsa to the USA. Elsa had hired the recruiting service because she wanted to attend an American university, but she had never travelled outside Europe. The coaching staff at Western had never met Elsa, but had seen a video of her playing for the junior national team. They offered Elsa a full scholarship with the expectation that she would immediately become a top player.
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Sport labour migration: managing a twenty-first-century global workforce.
In David Hassan and Jim Lusted (Eds.), Managing Sport: Social and Cultural Perspectives (1–24). Hoboken, NJ: Taylor & Francis