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Sports through the lens of economic history

Author: Richard Pomfret; John K Wilson
Publisher: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016.
Series: New horizons in the economics of sport.
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From professional team sports to international events such as the Olympics and Tour de France, the modern sports industry continues to attract a large number of spectators and participants. This book, edited by Richard Pomfret and John K. Wilson analyzes the economic evolution of sports over the last 150 years, from a pastime activity to a big business enterprise. It begins at a time when entrepreneurs and players  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pomfret, Richard.
Sports Through the Lens of Economic History.
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire : Edward Elgar Publishing, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Pomfret; John K Wilson
ISBN: 9781784719951 1784719951
OCLC Number: 957436858
Description: 1 online resource (161 pages).
Contents: Front Matter; Copyright; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of Contributors; 1 Sports economics and the sports industry: perspectives in economic history; 2 The evolution of professional team sports; 3 The very short tenure of foreign players in Japanese professional baseball, 1951-2004; 4 An economic history of the Tour de France, 1903-2015; 5 The relationship between crowd attendance and competitive balance --
evidence from the SANFL, 1920-1983; 6 Ground sharing between cricket and football in Australia. 7 Workers' playtime: developing an explanatory typology of work-associated sport in Britain8 Ethnic inequality in professional sport: a question of discrimination in the National Hockey League draft; 9 Epilogue; Index.
Series Title: New horizons in the economics of sport.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Pomfret, John K. Wilson.

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From professional team sports to international events such as the Olympics and Tour de France, the modern sports industry continues to attract a large number of spectators and participants.  Read more...

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