Sports Technology and Innovation

Assessing Cultural and Social Factors

Authors: Ratten, Vanessa

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  • First book devoted specifically to sport innovation and technologyFocuses on sport innovation in the context of technology and commercialization
  • Addresses how innovation affects sport from a societal perspective
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The aim of this book is to focus on the role of sports technology and the way that the innovation process is managed. This will help understand how technology is developed and integrated into the sports context. This is important particularly due to rapid technological advancements developed in sport being applied to other industries. The book will focus on the different types of sports technology from increment to radical innovations, including looking at product, process, and service innovations. It will be one of the first books to specifically focus on sports technology and innovation. It will be useful to innovation management researchers, enthusiasts and sports practitioners interested in how to compete based on technological advancements.

About the authors

Vanessa Ratten is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at La Trobe Business School, Australia. She has previously been on the faculty of Duquesne University, USA. Deakin University, Queensland University of Technology, and the University of Queensland, Australia. She is on the editorial boards of journals including Journal of Business Research, European Management Journal, and International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business. She has published extensively on the subjects of sport entrepreneurship, sport innovation and technology innovation.

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“Vanessa Ratten illustrates how technology changes commercialization processes in sport. A must-have book for all students of innovation management or sports science.” (Manuel Alonso, Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Chile)

“I recommend this book because it focuses on sport technology, which has been understudied yet is vitally important in the fitness industry. Currently, technology is essential in the business models of the fitness industry, so this book shows an interesting perspective for sports managers and instructors.” (Jerónimo García-Fernández, University of Seville, Spain)

“Sports Technology and Innovation cogently outlines the nexus of sports, innovation, and technology, and highlights why this is an area of significant academic and practical importance. The sports value chain is instantaneous – with production, distribution, and consumption of the core product happening simultaneously. The increased fragmentation and digitalization of content means that technology has redefined what it means to work in sport. Ratten captures the nature of this dynamic environment and thoroughly discusses the importance of using technology in the sport industry. Furthermore, she does so while maintaining a keen eye towards social stewardship. I see this book as very timely, and certainly of use to a range of stakeholders who teach about and work in the business of sports.” (Ted Hayduk, San Jose State University, USA) 

“Sports Technology and Innovation presents an extensive array of contemporary issues relevant to sport that has up to this point generated surprisingly little attention and even less space in our Sport Management programmes around the world. This is a welcomed contribution for those of us interested in educating coming sport managers on the positive and negative externalities of technology innovation in sport, whether we are choosing a cultural, socio-technical, organizational, economic, entrepreneurial approach.” (H. Thomas R. Persson, Reader and Associate Professor in Sport Management, Kristianstad University, Swedeb)

“Vanessa Ratten illustrates how technology changes commercialization processes in sport. A must-have book for all students of innovation management or sports science.” (Manuel Alonso, Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Chile)

Sports Technology and Innovation gives interesting insights how technological innovations have affected the development of global sport industry. This book gives fresh viewpoints in the use of innovation and technology in sport from multiple perspectives. I highly recommend this book for those interested in these issues as a part of future sport management.” (Aila Ahonen, JAMK University, Sport Business School, Finland)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-75045-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sports Technology and Innovation
Book Subtitle
Assessing Cultural and Social Factors
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75046-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75046-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-75045-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 148
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