Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1080/21640599.2015.1060037
Title: Fongzi, dragons and corporate culture: An analysis of corporate dragon-boat paddlers’ motivations
Authors: Brooke, Mark 
Keywords: dragon-boat
corporate culture
workplace empowerment
habitus
Confucianism
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2015
Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Citation: Brooke, Mark (2015-01-01). Fongzi, dragons and corporate culture: An analysis of corporate dragon-boat paddlers’ motivations. Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science 4 (2) : 99-112. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1080/21640599.2015.1060037
Abstract: This research focuses on corporate companies’ involvement in dragon-boating in Singapore and, in particular, employees’ motivations for joining and remaining in this sporting culture. Two very different theories are applied to interpret data collected from semi-structured interviews with four corporate dragon-boat paddlers. Findings demonstrate that dragon-boating offers paddlers important social connectivity but that the associations which paddlers construct tend to be for their free time, and operate as ways of sharing and bonding to escape the adversity of the workplace rather than making the workplace more democratic and empowering. Indeed, it appears that atensi on may exist between the friendships that paddlers build in and out of the office.
Source Title: Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/227084
ISSN: 2164-0599
2164-0602
DOI: 10.1080/21640599.2015.1060037
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