Institutional entrepreneurship in sport for development and peace

Per G. Svensson, Meredith A. Whitley, Mitchell McSweeney

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The field of Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) continues to evolve and is now increasingly formalized and recognized as an established institution within broader fields of international development and youth development. At the same time, several organizational actors continue to work to transform the field in different ways. The purpose of this chapter is to consider how SDP actors can enact change by transforming existing institutional arrangements. Specifically, the aim of this chapter is to (a) introduce and define the concept of institutional entrepreneurship; (b) highlight seminal literature from other disciplines on institutional entrepreneurship; (c) discuss how institutional entrepreneurship applies in the context of SDP; and (d) outline future pathways of how SDP researchers can advance the current body of knowledge by studying institutional entrepreneurship in SDP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSocial Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Sport for Development and Peace
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781000636444
ISBN (Print)9781032044446
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2023 selection and editorial matter, Mitchell McSweeney, Per G. Svensson, Lyndsay M.C. Hayhurst and Parissa Safai; individual chapters, the contributors.


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