Sport Startups: New Advances in Entrepreneurship

Vanessa Ratten
La Trobe University, Australia

Product Details
30 Oct 2020
Emerald Publishing Limited
136 pages - 152 x 229mm
Sport Startups: New Advances in Entrepreneurship examines the global growth of startup enterprises in the sports sector and addresses how they contribute to new developments in business innovation and entrepreneurship. Highlighting the unique challenges faced by startups in this sector, Vanessa Ratten explores approaches to business model development, branding and marketing, and the utilization of new technologies to build successful enterprises, underpinning her study with a clear theoretical framework rooted in institutional theory. 

Sport Startups is one of the first books to specifically focus on the role of startups in sport. Analyzing the inherent start-up aspect of the sporting sector, due to the combination of profit and non-profit ties, which means that many sport enterprises are developed as new start-up business ventures as they link in with the community. The book foregrounds how startups in sport are vital in developing a better global society that emphasizes the role of health and fitness in communities.  

Sport Startups will be illuminating reading for all scholars of innovation, entrepreneurship, sports management and business studies.
Chapter 1. Sport startups: What are they?
Chapter 2. The need for entrepreneurship in sport startups
Chapter 3. Creating entrepreneurial opportunities through sport ecosystems
Chapter 4. Accelerators as knowledge providers
Chapter 5. Sport innovation communities and problem complexity
Chapter 6. Football ecosystems and innovation
Chapter 7. Digital transformation in sport and social media
Chapter 8. Sport startups: What does the future hold?
Vanessa Ratten is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at La Trobe University, Australia. She is author/editor of numerous books on entrepreneurship, including Sports Innovation Management (2017) and Sport Entrepreneurship and Innovation (2016, co-editor with João J. Ferreira).

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