Unpacking FC Barcelona Foundation: Examining the Forces Behind FC Barcelona’s Philanthropy
This paper examines the motivations behind the decision of a football club, such as FC Barcelona to get involved in the sport-in-development field by establishing and running a charitable organization – FC Barcelona Foundation. Applying new institutionalist approach to the historical narrative, this paper will challenge the existing justifications regarding the work of Barca’s philanthropic initiatives. Using a historical institutionalist approach, this research will provide an explanation that is attentive to the context in which FC Barcelona is embedded. This study offers an in-depth examination of the relationship between the two major forces that were determinant in the creation of Barca’s key policies, including the one regarding FC Barcelona Foundation.
|Keywords||FC Barcelona, Corporate Social Responsibility, Path Dependency, Football, Philanthropy, Catalonia|
|Thesis Advisor||Knio, Karim|
|Series||Governance and Democracy (G&D)|
Raznatovic, Perisa. (2011, September 30). Unpacking FC Barcelona Foundation: Examining the Forces Behind FC Barcelona’s Philanthropy. Governance and Democracy (G&D). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2105/13712