Dr. Anne Tjønndal, Faculty of Social Science at Nord university, Bodø – Norway, is developing a book project to be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing addressing social innovation in sport. The anthology highlights social innovation and social entrepreneurship both as an individual and at an organizational level in sport.
Innovation plays a vital role in sport. Through new ideas, change and renewal, innovation shapes how sport is played, viewed and organized. Despite its importance for the development of sport, sport innovation has not received the scholarly attention it deserves. As a research field, sport innovation is still new and relatively under-developed. The majority of research on sport innovation and entrepreneurship has been concerned with management perspectives on innovation in sport, focusing on marketing, business strategies, and commercialized sport innovation. This project seeks to contribute to the existing literature on sport innovation by providing a comprehensive overview of current perspectives of social innovation in sport, by including both empirical and conceptual papers on social innovation in sport.