Sport and Social Entrepreneurship in Sweden

Editors: Petersson, Thomas, Schenker, Katarina (Eds.)

  • Analyzes the development of social entrepreneurship within Swedish sport
  • Offers a broad overview of the political and social elements of sports in Sweden
  • Introduces a methodological tool for analyzing social entrepreneurship in a sport policy context
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This edited collection explores the concept of social entrepreneurship in sport, examining how it has been used in Swedish society to date. It explores how this approach in sport could also be used to address wider socio-political issues, including economic, political, cultural and pedagogical in European society.

Sport and Social Entrepreneurship in Sweden explores different social entrepreneurship projects which have created new forms of activity and reached groups of children and young people previously disengaged in sport. The authors also highlight the growing momentum of this kind of entrepreneurship in Sweden after a period of societal upheaval that has resulted in a blurring of social borders and the founding of new organisational forms.

This book contributes to the formation of a new field of research, involving theoretical and empirical work on the characteristics and possibilities of social entrepreneurship in relation to sport. 

About the authors

Tomas Peterson is Senior Professor at Malmö University, Sweden, and Professor II at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. His research areas include sport and social entrepreneurship, the professionalization of Swedish football, and sport politics.

Katarina Schenker is Senior Lecturer in Sport Sciences at Linnaeus University, Sweden. Her research interests concern the inclusion and exclusion of children and youth in physical education and health, and in the state-funded Swedish sports movement.


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Peterson, Tomas (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Sweden: The Societal Setting

    Norberg, Johan R.

    Pages 9-22

  • Social Entrepreneurship in an International Context

    Bjärsholm, Daniel

    Pages 23-39

  • A Definition of Sport and Social Entrepreneurship

    Peterson, Tomas (et al.)

    Pages 41-60

  • The Cases

    Bjärsholm, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 61-73

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72496-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72495-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sport and Social Entrepreneurship in Sweden
Editors
  • Thomas Petersson
  • Katarina Schenker
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72496-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72496-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72495-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 126
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