Sport-based entrepreneurship : towards a new theory of entrepreneurship and sport management

Vanessa, Ratten 2011, Sport-based entrepreneurship : towards a new theory of entrepreneurship and sport management, International entrepreneurship and management journal, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 57-69.

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Title Sport-based entrepreneurship : towards a new theory of entrepreneurship and sport management
Author(s) Vanessa, Ratten
Journal name International entrepreneurship and management journal
Volume number 7
Issue number 1
Start page 57
End page 69
Publisher Springer New York LLC
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Publication date 2011-03
ISSN 1554-7191
1555-1938
Keyword(s) sport
entrepreneurship
innovation
Summary The entrepreneurship and sport management disciplines have grown significantly in the past decade. Sport is an entrepreneurial process as innovation and change are key elements of sport. The aim of this paper is to develop a theory of entrepreneurship in sports management by investigating the relationship between entrepreneurship and sport. The rapidly growing and developing sport marketing discipline provides a basis in which to understand how entrepreneurship occurs through innovation, proactiveness and risk taking activities. This paper discusses the connection between the entrepreneurship and sports management fields and argues that there needs to be more integration with the two fields of study and traditional entrepreneurship theory. A theory of sport-based entrepreneurship is developed and different types of entrepreneurship that occur in sports management are examined. Suggestions for future research and implications for practitioners are discussed.
Language eng
Field of Research 150304 Entrepreneurship
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, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
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