I was honoured to have been voted House Captain by my peers, which entails organising house sports teams for competitions and drumming up enthusiasm from pupils years 8 to 14. In the past I have been fortunate to have been selected for the Ulster Development Squad for athletics, as well as hockey, so have benefited from high performance training. In 2010, I was selected to compete on an Irish pony show jumping team in Fontainebleau, France and was on the High Performance Squad for show jumping, again benefiting from first class training.
Sustainability . Sustainability is a notion that proposes that socially responsible firms will somehow financially outperform other less responsible firms in the long run. This might result from customer loyalty, better employee morale, or public policy favoring ethical conduct. Empirical results testing this hypothesis are mixed, neither suggesting that more responsible firms, on the average, have a clear financial advantage nor a large burden. Thus, a useful approach may be to determine (1) specific circumstances under which a firm may actually find the more responsible approach to be more profitable, (2) under which circumstances responsible behavior can be pursued without an overall significant downside, and (3) the ethical responsibilities that a firm faces when a more responsible approach may be more costly.
Karpavičius further illustrates the decisions made by the football business participators at each level. At the bottom level there are individual clubs, which are interested in increasing their fan base. This may be achieved by attracting other clubs’ fans and also by targeting sport-apathetic person. This can be achieved by identifying correct target fan segments (domestic or abroad) and by developing partnerships with other business entities. As the club also operates within its own league structure, therefore must simultaneously compete and co-operate with other clubs in the same league.