Examining Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Sports Sector



This study aimed to examine innovation and entrepreneurship in the sports sector. The study group of our research consisted of 151 participants including coaches, sports managers, sports experts and club managers. In the first part of the data collection process, the personal information form created by the researchers was used. In the second part, innovation and entrepreneurship scales created by Tekin, M., Etlioğlu, M., and Tekin, E. (2018) were used. The data obtained in our research were evaluated at a 0.05 significance level using SPSS.25.00 package program at a 95% confidence interval. Descriptive statistics related to gender, age, specialization in the sports sector, graduation status, Professional experience, province of residence, and marital status were calculated. Skewness and kurtosis values were calculated to determine whether the data showed normality distribution. Statistically, t-test, Pearson correlation analysis, ANOVA analysis, percentage and reliability coefficient calculations, and frequency calculations were performed. As a result, while there was no statistically significant difference in the variables of gender, graduation status, province of residence, age, and Professional experience, a statistically significant difference was detected in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship in the sports sector according to the marital status, specialization in the sports sector, and the obtained general analysis results.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Sector, Sport

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