New ways of sports entrepreneurship in the university

Antonio Jesús Sánchez-Oliver (Department of Human Motricity and Sports Performance, University of Seville, Seville, Spain)
Pablo Gálvez-Ruiz (Universidad Internacional de Valencia, Valencia, Spain)
Moisés Grimaldi-Puyana (University of Seville, Seville, Spain)
Jesús Fernández-Gavira (Department of Physical Education and Sports, University of Seville, Seville, Spain)
Jerónimo García-Fernández (Department of Physical Education and Sports, University of Seville, Seville, Spain)

Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy

ISSN: 2045-2101

Publication date: 11 March 2019

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present a project called EmprendeSport, whose aim is to increase knowledge in entrepreneurship and sports in students, professors and professionals through seminars carried out from 2015 to 2018. This study summarises the experience and data extracted throughout these seminars with the purpose of helping to design policies that stimulate business activity of the universities that seek to promote entrepreneurial spirit within a higher educational context.

Design/methodology/approach

This is a descriptive paper of the experiences of the seminars done during four years, with a regularly assistance of 200 people. The profile of the assistants was, mainly males, studying a degree on sports or entrepreneurship and working.

Findings

There is a lack of knowledge and interest in entrepreneurship. The realisation of the seminar resulted to be a useful incentive for the public to develop new ideas to innovate in their daily lives, some of them also, because of the seminar through of creating their own business. From the organisation perspective, in order to increase the entrepreneurial culture between the females.

Originality/value

The main contribution of this document could be to help design policies that stimulate business activities of universities and, therefore, stimulate their contribution to the development of the modern knowledge economy.

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Citation

Sánchez-Oliver, A., Gálvez-Ruiz, P., Grimaldi-Puyana, M., Fernández-Gavira, J. and García-Fernández, J. (2019), "New ways of sports entrepreneurship in the university", Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, Vol. 8 No. 1, pp. 5-21. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEPP-07-2019-110

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