Facts about the course

Study points:
Responsible department:
Faculty of Business Administration and Social Sciences
Course Leader:
Christos Anagnostopoulos
Lecture Semester:
Teaching language:
½ year

IDR807 Seminars in Sport Leadership and Innovation (Spring 2019)

About the course

The seminars intend to take students to a deeper level of understanding of change issues applied to the sport field. Sport, like many other fields in society, is simultaneously both conservative and changing. The course will typically address the issue of agency in society and organizations, frequently framed as leadership, entrepreneurship, innovation management, knowledge management etc., and with a particular focus on change and the specificity of sport. Seminar topics will be based on academic disciplines such as psychology, organization sociology and evolutionary economics. Topics might typically include:

  • Innovation and innovation management
  • Entrepreneurship; Institutional entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, etc.
  • Start-ups in the sports industry
  • Performance management and change
  • Leadership in and of sport clubs and federations


The topics and lecturers of the seminars will be available before the term.

The course is connected to the following study programs

The student's learning outcomes after completing the course


At completion of the course it is expected that students are able to:

  • Explain specific themes and problem areas of organizational change in the sport field.
  • Explain how scientific knowledge about change and leadership can be applied in sport institutions.
  • Critically evaluate the important issues facing potential sport entrepreneurs in the process of starting up and running a new business venture.



Students are expected to be able to apply insights from the seminars to critically consider alternative ways to manage sport institutions, as well as to identify the key tasks and procedures required to start-up business venture in the sport sector.


General competencies

Students are expected to be able to use knowledge from the course to evaluate and discuss how insights from contemporary issues in sport management can be applied to develop modern sport institutions.

Forms of teaching and learning

3 seminars (2,5 ECTS each) given by experts, which may be invited guest lecturers. Duration 1 week with lectures and group work (15 student contact hours) plus individual work.

Coursework requirements - conditions for taking the exam

  • Mandatory coursework: Attendance for teaching
  • Courseworks given:
  • Courseworks required:
  • Presence: Required
  • Comment: Attendance to all seminars are compulsory


Form of assessment: Home assessment

Proportion: 100%

Duration: 2 Weeks

Grouping: Individual

Grading scale: Letter (A - F)

Support material: All printed and written supporting material


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