The Bottom Line: Observations and Arguments on the Sports Business

The Bottom Line: Observations and Arguments on the Sports Business

by Andrew Zimbalist
     
 

ISBN-10: 1592135129

ISBN-13: 9781592135127

Pub. Date: 09/28/2006

Publisher: Temple University Press

In The Bottom Line, one of the foremost sports economists writing today, Andrew Zimbalist (National Pastime), analyzes the "net value" of sports. He examines motives for why owners buy franchises, the worth of the players and the profitability of teams, and the importance of publicly funded stadiums. In the essays collected here-which appeared in publications like The…  See more details below

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In The Bottom Line, one of the foremost sports economists writing today, Andrew Zimbalist (National Pastime), analyzes the "net value" of sports. He examines motives for why owners buy franchises, the worth of the players and the profitability of teams, and the importance of publicly funded stadiums. In the essays collected here-which appeared in publications like The New York Times, Sports Business Journal, and The Wall Street Journal from 1998-2006-Zimbalist considers the current state of organized sports, from football and baseball to basketball, hockey, and soccer. He also addresses antitrust and labor relations issues, gender equity concerns, collegiate athletics, and the regulation of steroid use, providing readers with a better understanding of the business of sports and the sports business-and what makes both tick.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592135127
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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