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Book, K., Norberg, J. & Persson, H. T. (2024). Sweden (1ed.). In: Kirstin Hallmann; Suvi Heikkinen & Hanna Vehmas (Ed.), Management of Sport Organizations at the Crossroad of Responsibility and Sustainability: Perceptions, Practices, and Prospects Around the World (pp. 147-158). Malmö: Springer
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2024 (English)In: Management of Sport Organizations at the Crossroad of Responsibility and Sustainability: Perceptions, Practices, and Prospects Around the World / [ed] Kirstin Hallmann; Suvi Heikkinen & Hanna Vehmas, Malmö: Springer, 2024, 1, p. 147-158Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Voluntarily organized sport is the cornerstone of Swedish sports and has an important societal role. In this chapter, the Regional Sports Confederation and Sports Education Skåne, which is the gathering body of the non-profit sport clubs in the region, represents the voluntary, non-profit sector. The Leisure Department, City of Malmö, represents the public sector. The football club Malmö FF represents the for-profit sector, despite not being a completely commercial club. Data was collected through semi-structured interviews and analysis of documents.

The three sectors have overlapping interests and a lot to gain from extended cooperation and knowledge transfer to bring about change. All our informants state a clear awareness of the importance of sustainability and highlight sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) at the leading level of their organizations. However, their capacity and incentives to act differ, partly due to each sectors’ specific logics. Malmö FF, strongly affected by commercial logics, stands out as the organization most active in realizing the SDGs. The Leisure Department, limited by political requirements, works hard to handle basic political requirements with an ambition to do good and even be a role model among municipalities. For the sports movement, the possibility of collective actions is challenged by voluntarism and the strong autonomy of sports clubs. Perhaps it would be logical to argue for a stricter control of the sports clubs’ operations to ensure proper handling of sustainability issues, but according to the Swedish sport ideology, the incentives should rather be created from the bottom-up.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Springer, 2024 Edition: 1
Series
Sports Economics, Management and Policy, ISSN 2191-298X, E-ISSN 2191-2998 ; 25
Keywords
Social sustainability, Environmental sustainability, Social responsibility, Environmental responsibility, Sport and social responsibility, Sport and environmental responsibility, Sport and social sustainability, Sport and environmental sustainability, Sport and ecologic responsibility, Sport and ecologic sustainability, Sport and SDG, Sport and sustainable development goals, Public sector, Non-profit sector, Commercial sport, Sustainable development, Responsibility
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Sustainable studies; Organisational studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-66354 (URN)10.1007/978-3-031-52489-9_13 (DOI)978-3-031-52488-2 (ISBN)978-3-031-52489-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2024-03-18 Created: 2024-03-18 Last updated: 2024-03-18Bibliographically approved
Persson, H. T. (2021). The Evolution of the New Social Economy in Sweden (1ed.). In: Gidron, Benjamin; Domaradzka, Anna (Ed.), The New Social and Impact Economy: An International Perspective (pp. 225-244). Springer Nature
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2021 (English)In: The New Social and Impact Economy: An International Perspective / [ed] Gidron, Benjamin; Domaradzka, Anna, Springer Nature, 2021, 1, p. 225-244Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this chapter, the new social economy is addressed from the point of view of the Swedish social economy. The Swedish social economy is appropriately described as the sole or the backbone of the Swedish society. It is a vast sphere containing several sectors and a melting pot of numerous organisations emphasising social values and has an effect on most Swedish citizens and denizens at some point, if not throughout their entire lives. Hence, it would be close to megalomania to set out to cover all aspects of the social economy sphere in this chapter. Instead, the main focus is on those aspects relating to the Swedish welfare state.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Nature, 2021 Edition: 1
Series
Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies, ISSN 1568-2579
Keywords
social economy, impact economy, social entrepreneurship, social enterprises, social innovation
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Arbete och organisation; Sustainable studies; Organisational studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-44946 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-68295-8_11 (DOI)978-3-030-68295-8 (ISBN)978-3-030-68294-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-08-18 Created: 2021-08-18 Last updated: 2022-07-15Bibliographically approved
Ahonen, A. & Persson, H. T. (2020). Social Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility in Team Sport Clubs: Two Cases from Sweden and Finland (1ed.). In: Vanessa Ratten (Ed.), Sport Entrepreneurship and Public Policy: Building a New Approach to Policy-making for Sport (pp. 7-21). Springer Nature
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility in Team Sport Clubs: Two Cases from Sweden and Finland
2020 (English)In: Sport Entrepreneurship and Public Policy: Building a New Approach to Policy-making for Sport / [ed] Vanessa Ratten, Springer Nature, 2020, 1, p. 7-21Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Small and large sport clubs, in big cities or in the countryside, need to respond to external pressures created by social, financial and environmental factors. These pressures may come from the commercial environment, communities, national governing bodies, or political stakeholders. This chapter introduces the reader to the current pressures faced by Nordic sport clubs and the entrepreneurs’ role in the clubs’ development through the lens of entrepreneurship, and especially social entrepreneurship. This chapter addresses the role of the entrepreneur in relation to the triple bottom line of corporate social responsibility (CSR)—economy, environment, and society—in the context of Finnish and Swedish team sport clubs by using two football clubs as examples.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Nature, 2020 Edition: 1
Series
Contributions to Management Science
Keywords
CSR, Corporate Social Responsibility, Social entrepreneurship, sport
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Business Administration
Research subject
Sustainable studies; Organisational studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-44968 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-29458-8_2 (DOI)978-3-030-29457-1 (ISBN)978-3-030-29458-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-08-18 Created: 2021-08-18 Last updated: 2021-08-25Bibliographically approved
Persson, H. T. (2019). CSR eller idrottens samhällsansvar: För såväl stora som mindre organisationer (1ed.). In: Åsa Bäckström; Karin Book; Bo Carlsson, PG Fahlström (Ed.), Sport management, del 2: Styrning och samhällsengagemang inom svensk idrott (pp. 164-188). Stockholm: SISU Idrottsböcker
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2019 (Swedish)In: Sport management, del 2: Styrning och samhällsengagemang inom svensk idrott / [ed] Åsa Bäckström; Karin Book; Bo Carlsson, PG Fahlström, Stockholm: SISU Idrottsböcker , 2019, 1, p. 164-188Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

CSR eller idrottens sociala ansvar är en beskrivning av hur en idrottsorganisation förväntas ta höjd för sin påverkan på samhälle och miljö genom att integrera sociala, miljömässiga och finansiella åtagande, utöver juridiska skyldigheter, framtagna i dialog med sina intressenter, i sin dagliga verksamhet på frivillig basis. Även om det är frivilligt för idrottsorganisationer att arbeta utifrån ett (C)SR-perspektiv framstår det dock alltmer som intressenterna förväntar sig just detta. Detta kapitel diskuterar och presenterar praktiska förhållningssätt och lösningar såsom arbete med TBL, VMOSA-CSR och CSR-snurran.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: SISU Idrottsböcker, 2019 Edition: 1
Series
Sport Management ; 2
Keywords
CSR, social responsibility, sport clubs, VMOSA, CSR-peg, CSR, samhällsansvar, socialt ansvar, idrottsförening, VMOSA, CSR-snurran
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Sustainable studies; Organisational studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-44969 (URN)978-91-7727-052-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-08-18 Created: 2021-08-18 Last updated: 2021-08-25Bibliographically approved
Testi, E., Biggeri, M., Bellucci, M., During, R. & Persson, H. T. (2018). An introduction to social entrepreneurship in Europe. In: Mario Biggeri, Enrico Testi, Marco Bellucci, Roel During, H. Thomas R. Persson (Ed.), Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation: Ecosystems for Inclusion in Europe (pp. 1-12). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An introduction to social entrepreneurship in Europe
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2018 (English)In: Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation: Ecosystems for Inclusion in Europe / [ed] Mario Biggeri, Enrico Testi, Marco Bellucci, Roel During, H. Thomas R. Persson, London: Routledge, 2018, p. 1-12Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book discusses the main results of the Enabling the Flourishing and Evolution of Social Entrepreneurship for Innovative and Inclusive Societies (EFESEIIS) project. It also discusses the multidisciplinary approach that was adopted in the EFESEIIS project as well as the different methodologies and theoretical frameworks that were used to answer the project's main research questions. The book addresses the history and evolution of both social entrepreneurship and social enterprises (SE) in Europe. It focuses on the various features and behaviors of SEs and social entrepreneurs. The book explores the role of stakeholder and institutional networks in shaping the development of SE ecosystems in various European countries. It offers a dynamic analytical framework that will allow scholars and practitioners to better understand the ecosystem in which SEs are set while also identifying whether or not these ecosystems act as an enabling force.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2018
Series
Routledge Studies in Innovation, Organizations and Technology, ISSN 2156-0811, E-ISSN 2155-9171
Keywords
WISE, Social Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship, Social Enterprises, Social Business, Management, Ecosystem
National Category
Social Sciences Economics and Business Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-44973 (URN)10.4324/9781351239028-1 (DOI)2-s2.0-85108925162 (Scopus ID)9780815375791 (ISBN)9781351239028 (ISBN)
Projects
EFESEIIS (Enabling the flourishing and evolution of social entrepreneurship for innovative and inclusive societies)
Funder
EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 613179
Available from: 2021-08-18 Created: 2021-08-18 Last updated: 2024-02-22Bibliographically approved
Persson, H. T., Biggeri, M., Testi, E., Bellucci, M. & During, R. (2018). Concluding remarks on social entrepreneurship in Europe (1ed.). In: Mario Biggeri, Enrico Testi, Marco Bellucci, Roel During, H. Thomas R. Persson (Ed.), Social entrepreneurship and social innovation: Ecosystems for inclusion in Europe (pp. 200-208). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Concluding remarks on social entrepreneurship in Europe
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2018 (English)In: Social entrepreneurship and social innovation: Ecosystems for inclusion in Europe / [ed] Mario Biggeri, Enrico Testi, Marco Bellucci, Roel During, H. Thomas R. Persson, London: Routledge, 2018, 1, p. 200-208Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter summarizes the development of social enterprises (SE) and their ecosystems in Europe. It provides the nature of social entrepreneurship and SEs. The chapter focuses on some of the policy implications and offers suggestions on how to improve the study of social entrepreneurship, SEs, and social innovation. The neoliberal turn initiated during the 1980s still shapes the manner in which many European welfare regimes try to reinvent themselves. The chapter shows that Albania, Austria, France, Poland, and Serbia have statist-macro ecosystems, due to the predominance of state institutions in delivering support to the SE ecosystem. SEs operate in different sectors, they take on different legal forms, their capacity to remain and stay compatible in the market differ, and they are often dependent on external funding. Social innovation, another context-dependent phenomenon, often involves actions, frameworks, models, systems, processes, services, rules, organizational forms, and sometimes products.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2018 Edition: 1
Series
Routledge Studies in Innovation, Organizations and Technology, ISSN 2156-0811, E-ISSN 2155-9171
Keywords
WISE, Social Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship, Social Enterprises, Social Business, Management, Ecosystem
National Category
Social Sciences Economics and Business Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-44975 (URN)10.4324/9781351239028-13 (DOI)978-0-815-37579-1 (ISBN)
Projects
EFESEIIS (Enabling the flourishing and evolution of social entrepreneurship for innovative and inclusive societies)
Funder
EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 613179
Available from: 2021-08-18 Created: 2021-08-18 Last updated: 2022-08-29Bibliographically approved
During, R., Persson, H. T., Biggeri, M., Testi, E. & Bellucci, M. (2018). Research background, theoretical framework, and methodologies for social entrepreneurship (1ed.). In: Mario Biggeri, Enrico Testi, Marco Bellucci, Roel During, H. Thomas R. Persson (Ed.), Social entrepreneurship and social innovation: Ecosystems for inclusion in Europe (pp. 13-23). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Research background, theoretical framework, and methodologies for social entrepreneurship
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2018 (English)In: Social entrepreneurship and social innovation: Ecosystems for inclusion in Europe / [ed] Mario Biggeri, Enrico Testi, Marco Bellucci, Roel During, H. Thomas R. Persson, London: Routledge, 2018, 1, p. 13-23Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The Enabling the Flourishing and Evolution of Social Entrepreneurship for Innovative and Inclusive Societies (EFESEIIS) project addressed several Innovation Union priorities on smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, which shows that it is serious about drawing up a wide range of policies relating to social entrepreneurship. European policy has focused on the related concept of social innovation. Since social entrepreneurship is a relatively new phenomenon, building both a partnership and a methodology required a great deal of attention. The cooperative methodology employed by the partnership inspired controversy, consensus, and ambivalence. European welfare systems play an important role in improving the living conditions of its citizens, most notably in the areas of childcare, health prevention services, employment services, and benefits for the elderly. The chapter discusses some ambivalences, divergences, convergences, and unifying concepts. From a methodological point of view, the EFESEIIS project is full of interesting tensions and ambivalences.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2018 Edition: 1
Series
Routledge Studies in Innovation, Organizations and Technology, ISSN 2156-0811, E-ISSN 2155-9171
Keywords
Social entrepreneurship, social innovation, social enterprises
National Category
Social Sciences Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Economics and Business Business Administration
Research subject
Sustainable studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-44970 (URN)10.4324/9781351239028-2 (DOI)2-s2.0-85108922050 (Scopus ID)9780367585747 (ISBN)9781351239028 (ISBN)
Projects
EFESEIIS (Enabling the flourishing and evolution of social entrepreneurship for innovative and inclusive societies)
Available from: 2021-08-18 Created: 2021-08-18 Last updated: 2023-12-07Bibliographically approved
Biggeri, M., Testi, E., Bellucci, M., During, R. & Persson, H. T. (Eds.). (2018). Social entrepreneurship and social innovation: Ecosystems for inclusion in Europe. London: Routledge
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2018 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2018. p. 234
Series
Routledge Studies in Innovation, Organizations and Technology, ISSN 2156-0811, E-ISSN 2155-9171
Keywords
WISE, Social Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship, Social Enterprises, Social Business, Management, Ecosystem
National Category
Social Sciences Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-44972 (URN)10.4324/9781351239028 (DOI)2-s2.0-85108936069 (Scopus ID)9780815375791 (ISBN)9781351239028 (ISBN)
Projects
EFESEIIS (Enabling the flourishing and evolution of social entrepreneurship for innovative and inclusive societies)
Funder
EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 613179
Available from: 2021-08-18 Created: 2021-08-18 Last updated: 2024-02-22Bibliographically approved
Baglioni, S., Chabanet, D. & Persson, H. T. (2018). The rise of social enterprises and social entrepreneurship in Western Europe (1ed.). In: Mario Biggeri, Enrico Testi, Marco Bellucci, Roel During, H. Thomas R. Persson (Ed.), Social entrepreneurship and social innovation: Ecosystems for inclusion in Europe (pp. 24-37). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The rise of social enterprises and social entrepreneurship in Western Europe
2018 (English)In: Social entrepreneurship and social innovation: Ecosystems for inclusion in Europe / [ed] Mario Biggeri, Enrico Testi, Marco Bellucci, Roel During, H. Thomas R. Persson, London: Routledge, 2018, 1, p. 24-37Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter discusses the mutual interests of social enterprises (SEs)/social entrepreneurs and neo-liberal policy-makers/stakeholders. It offers a brief historical discussion of the evolution of SEs in Western Europe from the nineteenth century to the 1970s. The chapter focuses on how these institutions changed from 1980 to the present. It also focuses on the role political institutions at all levels played in reshaping the sector. The chapter discusses the connections between SEs and market forces, and how these connections produced dramatic changes. It addresses how our cross-temporal analysis can help understand contemporary SEs and welfare regimes. The chapter describes the historical evolution of solidarity in the context of the sweeping changes that have been made to various welfare regimes. It provides a fair assessment of the evolution and growth of the welfare sector across Europe, as well as how these predecessors have affected current SEs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2018 Edition: 1
Series
Routledge Studies in Innovation, Organizations and Technology, ISSN 2156-0811, E-ISSN 2155-9171
Keywords
WISE, Social Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship, Social Enterprises, Social Business, Management, Ecosystem
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-44974 (URN)10.4324/9781351239028-3 (DOI)2-s2.0-85108935067 (Scopus ID)9780815375791 (ISBN)9781351239028 (ISBN)
Projects
EFESEIIS (Enabling the flourishing and evolution of social entrepreneurship for innovative and inclusive societies)
Funder
EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 613179
Available from: 2021-08-18 Created: 2021-08-18 Last updated: 2023-12-07Bibliographically approved
Lagergren, L. & Persson, H. T. (2017). Mapping leisure and life through the ages in Sweden: The search for good governance (ed.). In: Ishwar Modi, Teus J. Kamphorst (Ed.), Ishwar Modi, Teus J. Kamphorst (Ed.), Mapping leisure and life through the ages: (pp. 275-290). : Rawat Publications
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mapping leisure and life through the ages in Sweden: The search for good governance
2017 (English)In: Mapping leisure and life through the ages / [ed] Ishwar Modi, Teus J. Kamphorst, Rawat Publications, 2017, p. 275-290Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Rawat Publications, 2017
Keywords
Youth work, policy, Sweden, good governance
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-9644 (URN)24071 (Local ID)9788131608555 (ISBN)24071 (Archive number)24071 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2022-06-27Bibliographically approved
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