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posted on 18.02.2022, 15:52 by Paul Jones, Amanda Jones, Nicola Williams-Burnett, Vanessa Ratten
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.

History

Published in

The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Publisher

Sage

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Citation

Jones, P., Jones, A., Williams-Burnett, N. and Ratten, V. (2017) 'Let’s get physical: Stories of entrepreneurial activity from sports coaches/instructors', The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 18(4), pp.219-230

Print ISSN

1465-7503

Electronic ISSN

2043-6882

Cardiff Met Affiliation

  • Cardiff School of Management

Cardiff Met Authors

Nicola Williams-Burnett

Cardiff Met Research Centre/Group

  • Welsh Centre for Business and Management Research

Copyright Holder

© The Publisher

Language

en