Sport Entrepreneurship and Public Policy

Building a New Approach to Policy-making for Sport

  • Vanessa Ratten

Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Branca Terra, André Ribeiro de Oliveira, Mariza Almeida, Luiz Alberto Batista, João Alberto Neves dos Santos, Jana Almeida Nogueira et al.
    Pages 41-68
  3. Yavuz Yıldız, Kadir Yıldız
    Pages 91-102
  4. Noha El-Bassiouny, Sara Hamed, Hadeer Hammad, Hagar Adib, Nesma Ammar
    Pages 117-133
  5. Ted Hayduk III
    Pages 135-152
  6. João J. Ferreira, Cristina Fernandes, Vanessa Ratten, Dina Miragaia
    Pages 153-170
  7. Vanessa Ratten, Joao J. Ferreira, Cristina Fernandes
    Pages 171-196

About this book


This book revisits the traditional general approach to sport policy by adopting an entrepreneurial perspective. The respective chapters, all written by recognized experts, link a fragmented collection of treatises on entrepreneurship, public policy and sport entrepreneurship to develop a coherent, unified perspective on policy-making. The book’s central argument is that, while in the past, sport policy focused more on governance and political elements, these aspects can also be embedded into a ‘policy entrepreneurship’ perspective.

To date, most sport policy research has also tended to pursue an organizational behavior or political science approach. Breaking with that trend, the book incorporates the nascent sport entrepreneurship literature into this approach. The new strategies proposed here offer valuable resources for public policy planners and sports managers alike, two groups who need to work together to build better policy initiatives.



Sport policy development Entrepreneurial approach to sport Theory of sport entrepreneurship Sport science and startup mentality Service quality in sports sector Sport intrapreneurs Financial efficiency and sports performance

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and MarketingLa Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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