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Converting sporting capacity to entrepreneurial capacity: A process perspective / Paul, Jones

European Journal of International Management

Swansea University Author: Paul, Jones

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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
Published: 2020
Online Access: https://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/forthcoming.php?jcode=ejim
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.
Keywords: entrepreneurship; sport; career; process; capacity.