A social perspective of sports-based entrepreneurship

Ratten, Vanessa 2011, A social perspective of sports-based entrepreneurship, International journal of entrepreneurship and small business, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 314-326.

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Title A social perspective of sports-based entrepreneurship
Author(s) Ratten, Vanessa
Journal name International journal of entrepreneurship and small business
Volume number 12
Issue number 3
Start page 314
End page 326
Publisher Inderscience
Place of publication Olney, England
Publication date 2011
ISSN 1476-1297
Keyword(s) sport management
sport-based entrepreneurship
social entrepreneurship
small business
risk taking
proactive activity
social change
Summary In this paper I develop the concept of sport-based entrepreneurship and argue that it provides a potential social orientated strategy for the development of sports-related businesses. I maintain that this emerging form of entrepreneurship is usually inherent in the management of sports, which transforms sport-based organisations into an entrepreneur and enterprise. This paper draws on interdisciplinary approaches from the entrepreneurship and sport management literature to discuss the social entrepreneurship inherent within sports-based organisations. The sport sector provides an exploration of the contextual boundaries of social entrepreneurship and provides a useful discussion on the innovation, risk taking and proactive activity. The implications for sport organisations involved in social entrepreneurship are stated and the importance of governments around the world to promote social entrepreneurship in sport are highlighted. In addition, suggestions for future research are stated that highlight the role of sport-based entrepreneurship theory for examining social change.
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
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30036861

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