International Sports Economics Comparisons

International Sports Economics Comparisons

by Rodney D. Fort
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275980324

ISBN-13: 9780275980320

Pub. Date: 02/28/2004

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

This book brings together, for the first time under a single cover, international comparisons of the major topics in sports economics. Contributors are all renowned scholars of the international sports scene in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, the Pacific Rim, North America, and Europe. The reader will find an overview of sports in particular countries and regions

Overview

This book brings together, for the first time under a single cover, international comparisons of the major topics in sports economics. Contributors are all renowned scholars of the international sports scene in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, the Pacific Rim, North America, and Europe. The reader will find an overview of sports in particular countries and regions along with comparisons along the major topics of economic importance. In particular, the contributions compare and contrast revenues and costs, labor markets (restrictions and discrimination), market structures (league and association organizations) and outcomes (team profitability and competitive balance), and policy issues (especially competition policy). Aimed primarily at sports scholars, practicing sports professionals, and policymakers, the volume is also well suited for undergraduate sports economics, sports management, and sports law courses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275980320
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Series:
Studies in Sports Economics
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Tables and Figures

Preface

Western Europe - Overall Issues

Professional Sport in Europe: Which Economic Model? by Jean-Francois Bourg

Is There a European Model of Sport? by Stefan Szymanski

Still Up for Grabs? Maintaining the Sporting and Financial Viability of European Soccer by Bill Gerrard

Western Europe - Labor Issues

The European and U.S. Sports Labor Markets by Paul D. Staudohar

Economic Analysis of the Transfer Market in European Professional Soccer by Jean-Jacques Gouguet and Didier Primault

Should the International Mobility of Teenage Talented Players from Developing Countries Bye Regulated? by Wladimir Andreff

Western Europe - Competitive Balance Issues

Economic Inequalities within and between Professional Football Leagues in Europe: Sporting Consequences and Policy Options by H. F. Moorhouse

Buying Success: Relationahips Between Team Performance and Wage Bills in the U.S. and European Sports Leagues by Robert Simmons and David Forrest

Revenue Sharing Arrangements and the Survival of Promoted Teams: Empirical Evidence from the European Soccer Leagues by Bernd Frick and Joachim Prinz

Western Europe - League Evolution, Broadcasting, and the Stock Market

Common Origins, Common Future? A Comparative Analysis of Association and Rugby League Football in the UK by Paul Downward and Ian Jackson

Sport and Broadcasting: Comparisons between the USA and Europe by Chris Gratton and Harry Arne Solberg

Stock Market Flotation and the Finance and Management of Professional Soccer Clubs in Europe by Stephen Dobson and John Goddard

Canadian Professional Football

The Professional Football Industry in Canada: Economic and Policy Issues by Neil Longley

Southern Hemisphere Rugby Union

Professionalization of Southern Hemisphere Rugby Union by P. Dorian Owen and Clayton R. Weatherston

Brazilian Football

An Overview of Brazilian Football by Antônio Carlos Kfouri Aidar, Clarissa Bueno de Ameida, and Renato Giosa Miralla

Japanese and Korean Baseball

Japanese and North American Baseball: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of the Effects of Rule Changes by Akihiko Kawaura and Sumner J. Lacroix

Competitive Balance and Attendance in Japanese, Korean, and U.S. Professional Baseball Leagues by Young Hoon Lee

Australia

Professional Sporting Competitions in Australia by Robert D. MacDonald and Jeff Borland

Labour Market Intervention, Revenue Sharing and Competitive Balance in the Australian Football League, 1897-2002 by Ross Booth

Australian Professional Team Sports In a State of Flux by Braham Dabscheck

Bibliography

Index

About the Contributors

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