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The economics of football

Author: Stephen Dobson; John A Goddard
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
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An original economic analysis of professional football. Uses theoretical and empirical methods to consider role of owners, managers, players and spectators. Concludes with an extended discussion of key policy issues, including European super league proposals, contractual arrangements in the players' labour market, and football's evolving relationship with the broadcasting media.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dobson, Stephen.
Economics of football.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001
(DLC) 2001018128
(OCoLC)45756070
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Dobson; John A Goddard
ISBN: 0511040628 9780511040627 0521661587 9780521661584 0511048777 9780511048777 0511033532 9780511033537 0511118066 9780511118067
OCLC Number: 56124807
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 458 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Figures; Tables; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 2 Professional football: historical development and economic structure; 3 Competitive balance and uncertainty of outcome; 4 The labour and transfer markets; 5 The contribution of the football manager; 6 Managerial change and team performance; 7 The demand for football attendance; 8 Information transmission and efficiency: share prices and fixed-odds betting; 9 Professional football: current issues and future prospects; References; Index.
Responsibility: Stephen Dobson, John Goddard.

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