Leading across multilevels

The High Performance Manager (HPM) function has obtained a key role for the elite sport programme. The study will focus on the role of the HPM in different sports.


Formal title

Leading across multilevels. Understanding leadership and management in high-performance sport in Norway and Denmark.


Elite sport is taking place in highly specialized and dynamic environments and a new specialized role of the High Performance Manager (HPM) has evolved. The HPM has to be both an operational figure as well as an actual leader and be able to work in a multifaceted area with many interests. The study seeks to explain the similarities and variations on how the HPMs operates in the elite sport.


Qualitative studies: Semi structured interviews and analysis of documents