Social Entrepreneurship in an International Context

  • Daniel Bjärsholm


Bjärsholm presents a summary and analysis of international research on social entrepreneurship and sport. The concept of social entrepreneurship is initially introduced and discussed. By looking at different schools of thought and variables of entrepreneurship, Bjärsholm presents and frames previous research in the field. He shows that international research is fairly limited and that the sporting context often plays a minor role in the research. The chapter then concludes with a discussion of how earlier research has, somewhat ambiguously, applied the concept of social entrepreneurship within a sporting context.


Social entrepreneurship Voluntary organizations Conceptual stretching Social network Social inclusion Social values 


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  • Daniel Bjärsholm
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  1. 1.Department of Sport ScienceMalmö UniversityMalmöSweden

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