Exploring the social and political tensions of entrepreneurship in Vietnamese sport for development
Contribution to a Book
Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Sport for Development and Peace
Mitchell McSweeney, Per Svensson, Lyndsay Hayhurst, Parissa Safai
This chapter examines how social entrepreneurship has been conceptualized in Sport for Development (SFD) in Vietnam, particularly from the perspective of project staff and local community members who both embrace and push back against entrepreneurial tenets. This is done by considering the extent to which the country’s socio-, political, and economic culture and lifestyle is itself situated in values of entrepreneurship. The chapter is thus primarily concerned with the transnational education, ideas, and practices connected to entrepreneurship and how these ideologies and practices manifest in Vietnam. In applying such a critical approach, the chapter considers (social) entrepreneurship in ways that continue the assessment of neoliberalism and capitalist economics in SFD and international development more broadly while also suggesting that entrepreneurship in Vietnamese SFD is unique because entrepreneurial values themselves have a long-standing place in Vietnam.
Michael S. Dao and Simon C. Darnell. "Exploring the social and political tensions of entrepreneurship in Vietnamese sport for development" Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Sport for Development and Peace (2022): 148-159. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003212744-16