• Business & Economics

International Sports Economics Comparisons


Author: Rodney D. Fort,John Fizel
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275980320
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 383
View: 9349
Compares and contrasts revenues and costs, labor markets, market structures and outcomes, and policy issues in sports economics around the world.

    • Business & Economics

Economics of College Sports


Author: John Fizel
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275980337
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 262
View: 7372
The editors and their contributors address such issues as BLThe restructuring of the NCAA; BLThe role of athletics in the university objective function; BLAthletic revenue and Title IX compliance; BLFinancial implications of athletic endeavors; BLCartel rents for collegiate athletics; BLInstitutional changes and competitive balance in collegiate sports.

    • Business & Economics

International Sports Economics Comparisons


Author: Rodney D. Fort,John Fizel
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275980320
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 383
View: 1247
Compares and contrasts revenues and costs, labor markets, market structures and outcomes, and policy issues in sports economics around the world.

    • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Disequilibrium Sports Economics

Competitive Imbalance and Budget Constraints
Author: Wladimir Andreff
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1783479361
Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Page: 272
View: 1644
For decades, sports economics has been set within the framework of equilibrium economics, in particular when modelling team sport leagues. Based on a conviction that this does not reflect real life, this book addresses a gap in the literature and opens up a new research area by applying concepts drawn from disequilibrium economics. It is divided into two parts, the first of which focuses on economic disequilibrium in sports markets and competitive imbalance in sporting contests. The second part concentrates on soft budget constraints and their consequences for club governance and management.

    • Sports & Recreation

Handbook of Research on Sport and Business


Author: S. Söderman,H. Dolles
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1781005869
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 608
View: 8177
ÔSšderman and Dolles have assembled an impressive array of researchers to address the nexus between sport and business. In their rich collection of research on sport business theory and practice Sšderman and Dolles identify research themes from governance to branding, from sport events to sport systems, and from social media to fan identity, and they specifically reflect on the application of major theoretical concepts and key research methods. The authorsÕ aim is to advance sport business research through critical reflection on topic selection, research design, data analysis and interpretation. Their unique approach encourages researchers, from novice to experienced, to embrace diverse theories and methods. The Handbook is recommended reading for those interested in advancing sport business research.Õ Ð Graham Cuskelly, Griffith University, Australia ÔThis insight-laden volume encompasses today's and tomorrow's research across the multifaceted landscape of the business side of sport -- from branding and sponsorship to media and technology, from club management to governance. It effectively encompasses both theory and practice. Scholars, students, and practitioners will find this cogent collection of international consumer and business research knowledge and perspectives both informative and useful.Õ Ð Stephen A. Greyser, Harvard Business School, US ÔThis Handbook directly responds to the rapid professional, commercial and international development of sport. With its thoughtful structure, comprehensive coverage of topics and renowned contributors it offers a thorough analysis on the management challenges in the field. It also offers very valuable insights and guidance how the business of sport can be researched by students, academics and practitioners around the world. The book is simply a must-read for anyone interested in the management aspects of sports.Õ Ð Yoshiaki Takahashi, Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan This Handbook draws together top international researchers and discusses the state of the art and the future direction of research at the nexus between sport and business. It is heavily built upon choosing, applying and evaluating appropriate quantitative as well as qualitative research methods for practical advice in sport and business research. Topics covered for analysis include sports governance, regulation and performance; media and technology; club management and team structure; place, time and spectators of sporting events; and sport branding and sponsoring. The Handbook covers research examples from elite sport to the amateur level, and from different sports, from cycling to cricket, from ice hockey to motorsports, and from football to skiing. It will be read and used by academics and PhD students as well as sports practitioners looking for useful ways of expanding knowledge, conducting research or searching for insights into the challenges of managing sport.

    • Sports & Recreation

Handbook on the Economics of Sport


Author: Wladimir Andreff,Stefan Szymanski
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1847204074
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 830
View: 1140
The editors should be commended for taking on such a big task, and succeeding so well. This book should be in the library of every institution where students have to write a paper that may be related to sport, or on the shelf of any lecturer teaching economics or public finance who has even a remote interest in sport. The material is very accessible, and useful in many different settings. Ruud H. Koning, Jahrbücher f. Nationalökonomie u. Statistik Edward Elgar s brilliant market niche is identifying a topic in economics, finding editors who know the area backwards and challenging them to assemble the best cross-section of relevant articles either already published or newly commissioned. Handbook on the Economics of Sport is Edward Elgar at its very best. If you love economics you ll find many fascinating insights here; if you love sport but know little economics then this book is mostly accessible and will teach you a lot; and if you are a sports-mad economist then you will be in hog heaven. Furthermore, if, like this reviewer, you are broadly very sceptical about the reports consultants produce for governments on the supposed economic windfall from hosting a big event or subsidising a stadium then you will get a lot of good counter-arguments in this volume. Indeed there are several chapters on the above theme that I m sure I ll be copying frequently to government officials in years to come. . . The demand for sport is a fascinating subject and it is hard to pick out just one chapter from the second section. Read them all they make a wonderful 65-page treat. . . Part VI was a real feast, a smorgasbord. . . This is a magnificent piece of work and the 36-page index rounds it all off splendidly. John Blundell, Economic Affairs The book covers the most important areas of research of an emerging economic sub-discipline spanning the past half a century. It serves admirably the purpose of an introduction into the rich and growing area of reflection for all concerned. . . the editors and authors of the Handbook have done a commendable job of accumulating sophisticated material for many economists, managers, politicians and self-conscious fans, who are sure to find excellent training ground for the whole heptathlon. . . This book will be invaluable for advanced students investigating professional sport. From the point of view of lawyers, particularly those engaged with the relationship between law and sports governance, the Handbook offers invaluable analysis of the economic issues that are alluded to in those debates but rarely examined in detail. . . These insights will also prove useful for policy analysts and sports administrators for whom many sections should be considered mandatory reading. Aleksander Sulejewicz, Journal of Contemporary European Research Over 800 pages on the economics of sport. What a feast! What a treat! The editors have done a wonderful job both in terms of breadth from David Beckham to child labour in Pakistan and depth, tournaments and luxury taxes for example. . . The 86 chapters are uniformly of a very high standard and illuminating. And there are real gems in some of the contributions. British Journal on the Economics of Sport This very interesting and comprehensive book achieves its objective, namely to present an overview of research in sports economics at an introductory level. . . [The editors] have produced an excellent reference book that belongs in all academic institutions libraries. It provides extensive introduction to the growing body of literature in the rising field of economics of sport. The book s relevant monographs should be read by institutions, cities and countries prior to their committing major resources towards sports facilities or a sporting event. James Angresano, Journal of Sports Economics One could think of this book as the sports-and-economics counterpart to Joy of Cooking, because it will satisfy the needs of those with a keen interest in such subjects as the

    • Business & Economics

Sport Funding and Finance

Second edition
Author: Bob Stewart
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134470770
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 282
View: 7333
Sport Funding and Finance provides a complete introduction to the macro-level and micro-level aspects of sport finance. It describes the evolution of sport from a kitchen-table operation into the sophisticated, boardroom-driven global financial industry that it is today. It uses the professional sports leagues of the US and Europe as an international benchmark, and explains why the financial context is so important for all managers working in sport. The book also provides a step-by-step introduction to the principles and practice of effective financial management, providing the reader with a complete set of professional tools and skills for use in the sport industry. Now in a fully revised and updated new edition, the book develops the reader’s understanding by first explaining basic concepts in finance and accounting before progressing to more complex issues and ideas. It covers every key topic in financial management, including: Planning and strategy Budgeting Financial projections Fundraising Pricing Costing Feasibility studies Economic impact analysis Ratio analysis Every chapter includes a blend of theory, contextual material and real-world data and case studies from around the world, clearly linking principles to practice, as well as review questions and problem-solving exercises to test the reader’s understanding. Sport Funding and Finance is the perfect foundation text for any degree-level course in sport finance, and an invaluable reference for any sport management professional looking to deepen their understanding of funding and finance.

    • Business & Economics

The Economics of Staging the Olympics

A Comparison of the Games, 1972-2008
Author: Holger Preuss
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781781008690
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 332
View: 8237
"This book arises from the need to analyse, in detail, the various economic aspects that the Olympic Games mean for host cities. Since 1984 increasingly more cities in the world have announced their interest in staging the Olympic Games, making it a festival with significant economic dimensions. What followed have been economic triumphs and tragedies, glories and fiascos - all are included in the 36 years of Olympic history reviewed in this book." - foreword.

    • Business & Economics

The French Economy in the Twentieth Century


Author: Jean-Pierre Dormois
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521667876
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 151
View: 1450
This new textbook examines the spectacular transformation that the French economy has undergone over the past century. Jean-Pierre Dormois offers a general introduction to the major trends as well as recent transformations of French society, and an overview of modern economic development. He tackles the key themes associated with the French 'path of economic development' - Malthusianism, exceptionalism and Colbertism. Other chapters address standard economic issues on the role of human capital formation, economic institutions and openness to the rest of the world. The author examines and interprets trends and features of the period as a whole, and sets them in a wider European framework. This book offers students a helpful and concise summary of recent research, and presents a uniquely synthetic view of the French economy in the twentieth century. It will have broad appeal for students and teachers of French and of European history and economics.

    • Professional sports

The Business of Sports: Perspectives on the sports industry


Author: Brad R. Humphreys,Dennis Ramsay Howard
Publisher: Abc-clio
ISBN: 9780275993412
Category: Professional sports
Page: 898
View: 1681
"The sports industry is large, visible, and growing -- and it has a huge impact on society. That's obvious to die-hard fans who not only watch sporting events but buy everything from balls to ties to paperweights with their favorite team's logo. But even sports haters can't escape the onslaught of professional sports: They are asked to chip in as taxpayers to build public stadiums, and their children are, like it or not, exposed to events sponsored by alcohol and tobacco companies, not to mention the juvenile antics of star athletes. Businesses, of course, take a hit in productivity when the Olympics -- or World Series or Super Bowl or World Cup -- roll around. Yet most of us love to watch and play. The Business of Sports takes on this endlessly fascinating behemoth of an industry to make sense of it all. Yes, sports is big business. How big? Estimates of total annual U.S. spending on sporting goods and services range from $250 to $560 billion a year, and spending related to organized sports alone has been estimated at $200 billion per year. And it's getting bigger, casting an ever-larger shadow over the entire globe. The Business of Sports throws light on the subject by exploring the business and economic dynamics of the industry from a diverse array of perspectives that cover the industry's macroeconomic, management, and marketing/promotion issues"--Publisher description.

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Publisher: N.A
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    • Business & Economics

Financial Structure and Economic Growth

A Cross-country Comparison of Banks, Markets, and Development
Author: Asli Demirgüç-Kunt
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262541794
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 436
View: 9054
CD-ROM contains: World Bank data.

    • Political Science

Handbook of Sports Economics Research


Author: John Fizel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351564307
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
View: 5900
The wealth of data available on sports makes the industry a singular laboratory for observing economic and business behavior and theory. This unique reference on sports economics research provides a detailed perspective on the current state of the discipline. Covering both team and individual sports that include tennis, golf, and motor racing, the handbook explores what we know, what we do not know, what is stable, what is changing, what is certain, and what is controversial in sports economics. The expert contributors address issues in particular sports or comparisons among sports along major topics such as revenue and costs, labor markets, market structure, market outcomes, and public policy.

    • Sports & Recreation

May the Best Team Win

Baseball Economics and Public Policy
Author: Andrew Zimbalist
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 9780815719403
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 198
View: 8051
The business of baseball stands in sharp contrast to the game’s wholesome image as America’s favorite pastime. Major league baseball is a deeply troubled industry, facing chronic problems that threaten its future: persistent labor tensions, competitive dominance by high-revenue teams, migration of game telecasts to cable, and escalating ticket prices. Amid the threat of contraction, existing franchises are demanding public subsidies for new stadiums, while viable host cities are begging for teams. The game’s core base of fans is aging, and MLB is doing precious little to attract a younger audience. According to Andrew Zimbalist, these problems have a common cause: monopoly. Since 1922 MLB has benefited from a presumed exemption from the nation’s antitrust laws. It is the only top-level professional baseball league in the country, and each of its teams is assigned an exclusive territory. Monopolies have market power, which they use to derive higher returns, misallocate resources, and take advantage of consumers. Major league baseball is no exception. In May the Best Team Win, Zimbalist provides a critical analysis of the baseball industry, focusing on the abuses and inefficiencies that have plagued the game since the 1990s, when franchise owners appointed their colleague Bud Selig as MLB’s “independent” commissioner.

    • Business & Economics

Econometric Methods with Applications in Business and Economics


Author: Christiaan Heij,Paul de Boer,Philip Hans Franses,Teun Kloek,Herman K. van Dijk,, All at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191608408
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 816
View: 8747
Nowadays applied work in business and economics requires a solid understanding of econometric methods to support decision-making. Combining a solid exposition of econometric methods with an application-oriented approach, this rigorous textbook provides students with a working understanding and hands-on experience of current econometrics. Taking a 'learning by doing' approach, it covers basic econometric methods (statistics, simple and multiple regression, nonlinear regression, maximum likelihood, and generalized method of moments), and addresses the creative process of model building with due attention to diagnostic testing and model improvement. Its last part is devoted to two major application areas: the econometrics of choice data (logit and probit, multinomial and ordered choice, truncated and censored data, and duration data) and the econometrics of time series data (univariate time series, trends, volatility, vector autoregressions, and a brief discussion of SUR models, panel data, and simultaneous equations). · Real-world text examples and practical exercise questions stimulate active learning and show how econometrics can solve practical questions in modern business and economic management. · Focuses on the core of econometrics, regression, and covers two major advanced topics, choice data with applications in marketing and micro-economics, and time series data with applications in finance and macro-economics. · Learning-support features include concise, manageable sections of text, frequent cross-references to related and background material, summaries, computational schemes, keyword lists, suggested further reading, exercise sets, and online data sets and solutions. · Derivations and theory exercises are clearly marked for students in advanced courses. This textbook is perfect for advanced undergraduate students, new graduate students, and applied researchers in econometrics, business, and economics, and for researchers in other fields that draw on modern applied econometrics.

    • Business & Economics

International Cases in the Business of Sport


Author: Simon Chadwick,David Arthur
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136394443
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 484
View: 9377
International Cases in the Business of Sport focuses specifically on the analysis of high profile cases studies within the management of sport businesses and offers an innovative teaching solution to a market that is often overlooked. This book is a truly international text examining sports from a global perspective and including case studies on: football, rugby, baseball, athletics, cricket, motor sports and sailing. Edited by two leading figures in the field, the text provides: a fantastic range of global sports cases authored by renowned experts in the field cutting edge analysis and comprehensive diagnosis of major international professional sport business cases a clear and structured presentation and examination of key issues within each case a strong blend of academic and practitioner analysis and commentary an informative and comprehensive resource for those seeking a better understanding of developments in commercial sport a companion website available for tutors using this text with further analysis, more cases and extra questions and exercises. The combination of academic theory and real world examples in the world of sport business make this is a vital book for students, academics and those already working in the sports industry.

    • History

Myths and Milestones in the History of Sport


Author: S. Wagg
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230320813
Category: History
Page: 315
View: 2811
The conventional history of sport, as conveyed by television and the sports press, has thrown up a great many apparent turning points, but knowledge of these apparently defining moments is often slight. This book offers readable, in-depth studies of a series of these watersheds in sport history and of the circumstances in which they came about.

    • Business & Economics

Sport Finance


Author: Gil Fried,Timothy D. DeSchriver,Michael Mondello
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450421040
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 421
View: 8582
"Sport Finance, Third Edition," allows students to grasp fundamental concepts in sport finance, even if they have not previously studied finance. The text engages students with a practical approach to traditionally difficult financial skills and principles.

    • Psychology

Physical Activity and Behavioral Medicine


Author: James F. Sallis,Neville Owen
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452263698
Category: Psychology
Page: 240
View: 7385
`This is timely and will be of special interest to health service managers and members of primary care groups because the successful promotion of regular physical activity is a challenge contained in the strategy of Our Healthier Nation and is a candidate for incorporation into health improvement programmes and the service framework for coronary heart disease' - Health Service Journal This crisply written and thought-provoking book integrates theories and studies from several disciplines to examine what is known about physical activity and health. The authors use a behavioural epidemiology framework to organize the book and explore such topics as: physical activity and the health of ch