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  • Paperback: 284 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (22 Nov. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1138941743
  • ISBN-13: 978-1138941748
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.9 x 22.9 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,909,316 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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 University

'Until now, few books have been published that focus entirely on sport entrepreneurship and innovation. The present book with that exact title and its collection of chapters on various perspectives on entrepreneurship and innovation in a sporting context thus constitutes an important contribution to sport science in general, and the field of sport management in particular. [...] The fact that the book covers a lot of various themes and is written by many international authors from various perspectives makes it interesting and enjoyable to read. [...] The chapters really succeed in making the readers, at least me, thinking of new possible approaches to research into sport entrepreneurship and innovation. All in all, this book is interesting, easy to read and much needed in a field that, in my own opinion, is rather neglected.'Daniel Bjärsholm, Department of Sports Science, Malmö University for idrottsforum.org

The full review can be found at http://idrottsforum.org/bjadan_ratten-ferreira170927/

'The timing of this book is particularly opportune, in that sport has increasingly adopted the position of an industry that serves as a lever for innovation and growth in different economic blocks (meso level), countries (macro level), regions (regional level), cities (urban level) and companies (micro level). Sport is sufficiently multidimensional to require research efforts that involve rethinking and revealing new approaches to the study and exploration of sport, joining innovation theory and entrepreneurship theory. [...] The new collection of cases presented here is an outstanding work of revealing the different facets of innovation and entrepreneurship, crossing very well these two theoretical approaches with the social dimension of the phenomenon, which favours achievement of the former, with notable success in terms of education and social inclusion. This multidimensional matrix forms a valuable contribution for political decision-makers to be able to use sport as a policy vehicle for investment, entrepreneurship, innovation, education, culture and promotion of social and gender equality. [...] The book reviewed here is pioneering in presenting an eclectic vision of sport entrepreneurship, revealing the importance of the innovative nature of entrepreneurship in sport, setting solid bases for the need to explore this phenomenon in the context of entrepreneurial and innovative ecosystems, following a multidisciplinary and holistic perspective.'International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, Vol. 23, Issue: 6

'For sports practitioners, this book provides potential insights about what new content to consider in their search for excellence. Respectively, students of sport management may find interesting topics to study further while writing their theses and developing their skills in sport management professions...this book manages to provide stimulating perspectives on the disciplines of entrepreneurship, organisation and management studies...In sum, I see this book as a refreshing piece of writing that provides thought-provoking insights, especially for sport management practitioners, students and all sport literature fans.'International Small Business Journal, Volume 36, Issue 2

About the Author

Vanessa Ratten is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Department of Management and Marketing, La Trobe Business School, Australia.

João J. Ferreira is Associate Professor in Management at the University of Beira Interior and NECE Research Unit in Business Sciences, Portugal.

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