Resolving "the tragedy of the commons" achieve effective use of public school sports facilities case studies on NPO clubs operating "comprehensive community sports clubs" in Japan

Takashi Matsuhashi, Ikuyo Kaneko

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Abstract

This paper examines an approach that would achieve effective use of public school sports facilities through the promotion of local government policies to outsource facilities management to NPO clubs (incorporated nonprofit organizations operating "Comprehensive Community Sports Clubs") for local sports promotion. The major finding is summarized as follow, if local governments adopt progressive policies such as outsourcing facility management to NPO clubs and if NPO clubs adequately manage the facilities, then a good cycle between the actions by local governments and those of NPO clubs will emerge and as a result an effective use of public school sports facilities is realized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2861-2884
Number of pages24
JournalInformation (Japan)
Volume16
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2013 May

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Keywords

  • Comprehensive Community Sports Clubs
  • Local government
  • New institutionalism
  • Public facilities
  • The tragedy of the commons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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