Let’s get physical: Stories of entrepreneurial activity from sports coaches/instructors

Paul Jones, Amanda Jones, Nicola Williams-Burnett, Vanessa Ratten

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Abstract

The study explores the entrepreneurial experiences of sport coaches/instructors and their operation, thus contributing to a nascent literature. There is minimal literature evaluating entrepreneurial experiences in different occupational contexts. This is particularly true in newer entrepreneurial occupations such as sports coaches/instructors and how they function as business owners. This study considers the challenges, drivers, motivations and perceptions sport coaches/instructors exhibit and face. The results provided a plurality of diverse practice and attitudes towards self-employment sports coaches/instructors. In terms of motivations, respondents revealed both necessity and personal enjoyment as a driver to career choice. Respondents stressed the challenges involved with self-employment sports coaching, which included time management and problems with financing the business.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-230
Number of pages12
JournalThe International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Volume18
Issue number4
Early online date15 Nov 2017
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Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017

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Let’s get physical: Stories of entrepreneurial activity from sports coaches/instructors. / Jones, Paul; Jones, Amanda; Williams-Burnett, Nicola; Ratten, Vanessa.

In: The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Vol. 18, No. 4, 11.2017, p. 219-230.

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Jones, Paul ; Jones, Amanda ; Williams-Burnett, Nicola ; Ratten, Vanessa. / Let’s get physical: Stories of entrepreneurial activity from sports coaches/instructors. In: The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. 2017 ; Vol. 18, No. 4. pp. 219-230.
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