Special Issue "Sport-Based Entrepreneurship, Sport Management, and Sustainable Development Goals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: social psychology; sport management; sport entrepreneurship; consumer psychology; psychosocial risks; emotions; emotional intelligence; wellbeing
Interests: sport entrepreneurship; sport intrapreneurship; sport innovation; entrepreneurial ecosystems
Interests: sport management; inclusive sport management; sport brand perception; economic and social impact of sporting events
We are currently living in a situation of uncertainty and crisis. The sport sector has been especially influenced by the COVID-19 crisis, so there is an urgent need for the majority of sport enterprises to act entrepreneurially to face this change (Ratten, 2020).
The competitive environment and the necessary differentiation of organizations arising from the recent crisis have made entrepreneurship a field of study of growing interest. According to Murphy, Liao, and Welsch (2006), entrepreneurial organizations are key to economic growth in the market system, and the sports sector is no stranger to this. With this panorama, some governments are taking an active role as promoters of an entrepreneurial culture in different contexts, giving entrepreneurship a fundamental value for the economic development of societies and the improvement of the wellbeing and personal fulfillment of citizens. Therefore, entrepreneurship is a new field of research that is progressively attracting more attention among researchers and relevant institutions and organizations in the international arena. It is essential to promote more efficient sports management to improve organizations’ effectiveness and efficiency.
Numerous initiatives are mainly linked to the economic component associated with entrepreneurship and management. However, it is necessary to adopt a broader vision of the phenomenon of entrepreneurship and management, without limiting it and assimilating it exclusively to economic benefit. Entrepreneurial culture can be promoted by attending sustainability.
Sports systems cannot be indifferent to what is undoubtedly the great challenge of the 21st century, and they must face their future from an economically, socially, and environmentally responsible perspective. In recent years, sports have gained significant importance and are considered a great social phenomenon by nature. Consequently, the sports sector has been growing to become one of the most globalized industries in the world (Ratten, 2011), with an enormous impact on the GDP (Gross Domestic Product).
For all these reasons, the study of sports entrepreneurship together with sports management can become two of the main tools to face the economic, political, and social challenges of today to promote more sustainable environments from different points of view:
- Regarding the management of sporting events and their impact on the host community;
- In the management of sports services, fitness centers, sports associations (clubs), or sports organizations;
- In the promotion of entrepreneurial attitudes of professionals in the sports sector, including university students;
- Entrepreneurship and sports management applied to inclusive sport.
Finally, also of interest to this Special Issue are the actions and long-term effects that may contribute to the sports sector’s sustainability. Examples include financial fair play, economic feasibility, corporate social responsibility of sports firms, service quality, user satisfaction, sports brand management, emotions on sport, or sports sponsorship.
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Prof. Dr. Vicente Javier Prado Gascó
Prof. Dr. Maria Huertas Gonzalez Serrano
Prof. Dr. Carlos Pérez Campos
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- sport management
- sport entrepreneurship
- sport consumer
- sport sustainability
- sports organizations
- sports sector
- sport consumer loyalty
- social impact of sport
- entrepreneurial attitudes of students and sports professionals
- entrepreneurship and sports management applied to inclusive sport