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Fostering Innovative Cultures in Sport

Leadership, Innovation and Change

Authors: Skinner, James, Smith, Aaron C. T., Swanson, Steve

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  • Covers a range of innovations in sport, including sport video games, social innovation, fashion, equipment and technology and sports tourism
  • Places special emphasis on the role of leaders in sport organisations in driving innovation
  • Outlines the global sport ecosystem and its implications for business growth and organisational development
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About this book

Analysing the trends that are emerging in sport enterprises such as advancements in technology and social media, the authors of this illuminating book tackle the issue of how to create new opportunities in such a changing industry. Providing valuable reading for sports business scholars, this book draws on examples from inventive companies as well as inspirational sports leaders and illustrates the various drivers behind innovation. Addressing the need for a culture of innovation within sports enterprises, the authors reveal sustainable ways for companies to stay ahead of the game in an increasingly competitive global sport market.

About the authors

James Skinner is the Director of the Institute for Sport Business and Professor of Sport Business at Loughborough University London. He is a Visiting Professor at the Russian International Olympic University, Beijing Sport University and Ulster University. He has consulted to international governing bodies, professional sporting enterprises, major events, sport technology companies, government departments and agencies.

Aaron C. T. Smith is a Professor of Sport Business at Loughborough University London. He has worked extensively in the consulting sector across the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, North America and the Middle East, working with over 120 clients including multinational corporations, professional sporting clubs, national and state sport associations, media companies, sport and entertainment facilities, and governments.

Steve Swanson is the Director of the Sport Business and Leadership programme at Loughborough University London in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. After a fifteen-year career as a basketball coach at the professional and NCAA Division I levels, Steve is now an active researcher and consultant in the areas of business, management, and leadership. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction: A Different Animal

    Pages 1-36

    Skinner, James (et al.)

  • Entrepreneurship: Think, Create and Act

    Pages 37-67

    Skinner, James (et al.)

  • Leaders as the Drivers of Innovation: The Sport Leadership Ecosystem and Innovative Leadership

    Pages 69-109

    Skinner, James (et al.)

  • Mapping Innovation in Sport: Revealing the Innovation Opportunity

    Pages 111-144

    Skinner, James (et al.)

  • Creating Innovative Sporting Cultures: Enabling an Innovation Enterprise

    Pages 145-176

    Skinner, James (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-78622-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-78621-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-08747-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fostering Innovative Cultures in Sport
Book Subtitle
Leadership, Innovation and Change
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78622-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78622-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78621-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08747-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 278
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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