This chapter presents a descriptive study of the use of information and communication technology (ICT) and the change in communication patterns in Swedish sport associations over the period 1994 to 2003. The change is discussed in light of Internet and broadband diffusion. Results show that new channels for communication have been adopted, primarily Web sites and e-mail, but few established channels have been dropped. While there are associations that save time and money and increase the spirit of community using ICT, many organizations experience the increased number of communication channels as a burden since maintaining them takes extra resources but the benefits are not always easy to detect or measure. Certain characteristics common among nonprofit organizations (NPOs) as well as Internet and broadband access have irifluenced the development of ICT use.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of research on global diffusion of broadband data transmission|
|Editors||Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Anastasia Papazafeiropoulou, Jyoti Choudrie|
|Place of Publication||Hershey, PA|
|Publisher||Information Science Reference|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|