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Innovation from sport's entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship: opportunities from a systematic review

Alejandro Lara-Bocanegra (Physical Education and Sport Department, University of Seville, Sevilla, Spain)
M. Rocío Bohórquez (Social Psychology Department, University of Seville, Sevilla, Spain)
Jerónimo García-Fernández (Physical Education and Sport Department, University of Seville, Sevilla, Spain)

International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship

ISSN: 1464-6668

Article publication date: 20 May 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

The main aim of this study was to analyze and establish the state of the question about entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship in sport, identify the role of innovation in both of them, as well as to determine the latest study trends and detect possible research niches.

Design/methodology/approach

A systematic review of the Web of Science, Scopus, PsycINFO, ERIC, SPORTDiscus and Dialnet databases was performed. The analysis of the selected texts allowed categorizing the entrepreneurship articles into subthemes: precursors of entrepreneurship, intention/orientation of entrepreneurship, different perspectives of entrepreneurship in sport and social entrepreneurship in sport. Of the 49 texts included in the review, only seven articles dealt with intrapreneurship, and they could not be classified into subtopics because the studies are scarce, diverse and with disparate themes.

Findings

The main findings show deficiencies in research on precursors/antecedents of entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial behavior, especially in relation to innovation, the importance of the political perspective on entrepreneurship in sport and formulation of behavior training programs for intrapreneurs.

Originality/value

This paper provides valuable and global information about entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship in sport, of which there were scattered or grouped data in some reviews.

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Citation

Lara-Bocanegra, A., Bohórquez, M.R. and García-Fernández, J. (2021), "Innovation from sport's entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship: opportunities from a systematic review", International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSMS-12-2020-0212

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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