Sport Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Sport Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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This book features international authors discussing the role of entrepreneurship and innovation in the sports context. It focuses on topics such as the role of entrepreneurial marketing in sport, how technological innovation has changed the way sport is played and viewed, the globalization of sport as a product and service, the new types of sports that have emerged, athlete entrepreneurs and their related business endeavors and how sport influences innovation in other industries. The main themes of the book include: 1) the development of sport entrepreneurship and innovation, 2) entrepreneurship and sport, 3) innovation in sport, 4) internationalization and entrepreneurial behavior in sport, 5) entrepreneurial sport marketing, 6) sport in entrepreneurial universities and 7) the future for sport entrepreneurship and innovation. This interdisciplinary book will appeal to entrepreneurship, innovation and sport management scholars, students and more

Product details

  • Hardback | 284 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 19.05mm | 526.17g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 21 black & white illustrations, 23 black & white tables, 21 black & white line drawings
  • 1138941735
  • 9781138941731

About Vanessa Ratten

Vanessa Ratten is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Department of Management and Marketing, La Trobe Business School, Australia. Joao J. Ferreira is Associate Professor in Management at the University of Beira Interior and NECE Research Unit in Business Sciences, more

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"This book is a rich collection of highly interesting and diverse articles on the topics 'sport entrepreneurship and innovation.' Today, not much literature is available linking entrepreneurship and innovation literature to sport. Therefore this book is a welcome start to bring forward sport innovation in contemporary management research. I can only recommend this textbook to students and lecturers that want to get into this evolving and exciting field!" Anna Gerke, Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Audencia Business School, France "Sport management literature has only begun to develop a theoretical underpinning for innovation in sport. This book is a valuable contribution to that conversation, particularly in regard to the adoption of innovations. It moves the conversation beyond application of general management innovation literature and into a sport-specific space. The international focus of this book reflects the realities of innovation in our globalized sport marketplace." Natalie Smith, Assistant Professor of Sport Management, East Tennessee State University, USA "Innovation is a driving force behind the sport industry. The examination of theory and practice associated with sport entrepreneurship and innovation is paramount for scholars and educators. This work helps to provide a much needed resource in an area that is greatly deserving of academic attention. A deeper understanding of the tenets in the book will aid educators, researchers and practitioners to recognize, embrace and utilize prevailing trends and future opportunities impacting the world of sport." Jason W. Lee, Professor of Sport Management, University of North Florida, USA "Sport Entrepreneurship and Innovation provides unifying conceptual and theoretical frameworks for "sport innovation" that support researchers, practitioners and public policy planners. The book defines sport innovation, include athletes and spectators as innovators, and differentiates sport innovation from other forms of innovation. The authors conceptualize "explorative" and "exploitative" sport innovation and link these new concepts to management literature. In addition, innovation strategy, including organizational innovation, service innovation, and managerial implications are addressed. Sport Entrepreneurship and Innovation is a comprehensive and valuable addition to the sport management literature." James Santomier, Professor, Department of Marketing and Sport Management, Sacred Heart Universityshow more

Table of contents

Foreword (Matthew V. Winkler) Preface (Vanessa Ratten and Joao J. Ferreira) Acknowledgements (Vanessa Ratten and Joao J. Ferreira) 1. Sport Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Concepts and Theory (Vanessa Ratten and Joao J. Ferreira) 2. Innovation Capability of Non-profit Sport Organisations (Mathieu Winand and Larena Hoeber) 3. Influence of Sports Events in Local Tourism (Hector Valentin Jimenez Naranjo, Mari Cruz Sanchez Escobedo and Jose Luis Coca Perez) 4. Innovation for Social Inclusion in Sport (Anne Tjonndal) 5. The Influence of Total Quality Management in the Innovative Capacity of Sport Municipal Firms (Gastao Sousa and Maria Jose Madeira) 6. Sport Leadership, Psychology and Innovation (Vanessa Ratten) 7. A Blue Ocean Strategy in a Sport Context: A Systematisation of Literature (Elsa Regina M. Vieira and Joao J. Ferreira) 8. The Relevance of the Social Impact of Sports Events in the Context of Public Financing of Sport (David Parra Camacho, Ferran Calabuig Moreno, Juan Nunez Pomar, Josep Crespo Hervas) 9. Sport Entrepreneurship and Community Development in Japan (Isao Okayasu and Duarte B. Morais) 10. Coherence, the Beginning and End of Everything (Marco Arraya) 11. Sport, Innovation and Public Policy (Vanessa Ratten) 12. "Not Out"? A Sociomaterial Perspective on Decision Review Systems in Professional Cricket (Ian McLoughlin and Patrick Dawson) 13. Consumer Behavior Analysis: An Innovation Approach in Non-profit Sports Organizations (Dina Miragaia and Joao J. Ferreira) 14. Exploring Motivation of Marathon Runners (Konstantinos Koronios, Marina Psiloutsikou and Athanasios Kriemadis) 15. Sport Entrepreneurship and the Emergence of Opportunities: Towards a Future Research Agenda (Vanessa Ratten and Joao J. Ferreira)show more