The role of social responsibility, philanthropy and entrepreneurship in the sports industry

Ratten, Vanessa and Babiak, Kathy 2010, The role of social responsibility, philanthropy and entrepreneurship in the sports industry, Journal of management & organization, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 482-487.

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Title The role of social responsibility, philanthropy and entrepreneurship in the sports industry
Author(s) Ratten, Vanessa
Babiak, Kathy
Journal name Journal of management & organization
Volume number 16
Issue number 4
Start page 482
End page 487
Publisher eContent Management
Place of publication Maleny, Qld.
Publication date 2010-09
ISSN 1833-3672
1758-7247
Keyword(s) sport business
corporate social responsibility
philanthropy
social entrepreneurship
Summary This introduction to the special issue of the Journal of Management & Organization on social responsibility, philanthropy and entrepreneurship in the sport industry frames the key issues sport businesses, corporate partners, and related nonprofi t organizations grapple with to ensure that both the organizations and the social causes which are being addressed benefi t in some way. The importance of social responsibility is fi rst examined in the context of corporations and sports. The increasing importance of social issues to sport-related industries and the role of strategic philanthropy is discussed. Next, the connection between social responsibility and philanthropic endeavors is addressed in terms of social entrepreneurship. Finally, the article concludes by highlighting the increased signifi cance of sport in society and how the articles in this special issue contribute to a better understanding of the role of social responsibility, philanthropy and entrepreneurship in sport.
Language eng
Field of Research 159999 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2010, eContent Management
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30035025

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Deakin Graduate School of Business
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