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Converting sporting capacity to entrepreneurial capacity: a process perspective / Sascha Kraus, Ferrán Calabuig, Jonas Hammerschmidt, Céline Viala, Kevin Hindle, Paul Jones

European Journal of International Management, Volume: 15, Issue: 2/3, Pages: 1 - 213

Swansea University Author: Paul Jones

  • Accepted Manuscript under embargo until: 30th January 2022

Abstract

Managing a personal sporting career and conducting an entrepreneurial initiative are two vitally connected processes. Most athletes require a second career and many engage in entrepreneurship. Research on the similarities and differences of the sports career management process and entrepreneurial pr...

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Published in: European Journal of International Management
ISSN: 1751-6757 1751-6765
Published: Inderscience Publishers 2021
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa52653
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Abstract: Managing a personal sporting career and conducting an entrepreneurial initiative are two vitally connected processes. Most athletes require a second career and many engage in entrepreneurship. Research on the similarities and differences of the sports career management process and entrepreneurial process with a special emphasis on the necessary capacities will have a ready audience among practitioners. This study begins the task of closing a surprising gap. In entrepreneurship literature, there is (1) growing research on entrepreneurial process and entrepreneurial capacity as the key driver; (2) strong work in generic, descriptive and explanatory modelling of process as a whole and capacity as a sub-process; and (3) the presence of a generic model of entrepreneurial process based of what distinguishes entrepreneurial capacity from other human capacities. In sports management literature, these research strands are virtually absent. The study indicates how the deficiency might be remedied.
Item Description: Special Issue on: International Sports Management
Keywords: entrepreneurship; entrepreneurial; sport; athlete; career; management; transition; process; capacity; human; professional
College: School of Management
Issue: 2/3
Start Page: 1
End Page: 213