The Economics of Sports

Author: Michael A. Leeds
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351684493
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The sports industry provides a seemingly endless set of examples from every area of microeconomics, giving students the opportunity to study economics in a context that holds their interest. Thoroughly updated to reflect the current sports landscape, The Economics of Sports introduces core economic concepts and theories and applies them to American and international sports. Updates for this sixth edition include: More coverage of international sports, including European football; A revised chapter on competitive balance, reflecting new techniques; A brand-new chapter on mega-events such as the Olympics and World Cup; New material on umpire bias; A completely redesigned chapter on amateur competition that focuses exclusively on intercollegiate sports. This chapter is also now modular, enabling instructors who wish to intersperse it with the other chapters to do so with greater ease. This accessible text is supported by a companion website which includes resources for students and instructors. It is the perfect text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on sports economics.

Sports Economics

Author: Roger D. Blair
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139504525
Format: PDF, ePub
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Sports Economics, the most comprehensive textbook in the field by celebrated economist Roger D. Blair, focuses primarily on the business and economics aspects of major professional sports and the NCAA. It employs the basic principles of economics to address issues such as the organization of leagues, pricing, advertising and broadcasting as well as the labor market in sports. Among its novel features is the candid coverage of the image and integrity of players, teams, managers and the leagues themselves, including cases of gambling, cheating, misconduct and steroids. Blair explains how economic decisions are made under conditions of uncertainty using the well-known expected utility model and makes extensive use of present value concepts to analyze investment decisions. Numerous examples are drawn from the daily press. The text offers ample boxes to illustrate sports themes, as well as extensive use of diagrams, tables, problem sets and research questions.

Sports and Their Fans

Author: Kevin G. Quinn
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786453281
Format: PDF, ePub
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Though Americans spend more than $25 billion a year on sports and sporting events, this book argues that the influence of sports on our lives is even more profound than this huge figure would seem to suggest. Exploring such topics as the role of sports in the creation of mass culture, cheating, the abuse of illegal drugs, the strange and fascinating role that numbers play in sporting events, and the future of spectator sport, this book surveys the outsized impact that sports have on American culture. The author draws from new work in such fields as history, economics, politics, sociology, psychology, and ethics to support his claims.

The Business of Sports

Author: Mark Conrad
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136855521
Format: PDF
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This book explores the business aspect of sports with an orientation to those topics that are most relevant to journalists, providing the foundation for understanding the various parts of the sports business. Moving beyond sports writing, this text offers a distinct perspective on professional, college, and international sports organizations – structure, governance, labor issues, and other business factors within the sports community. Written clearly and compellingly, The Business of Sports includes cases (historical, current, and hypothetical) to illustrate how business concerns play a role in the reporting of sports. New features for the second edition include: updates throughout, including disciplinary policies throughout the major sports leagues expanded discussion of intellectual property issues and merchandising new sections on ethical issues in sports, aimed at journalists. Offering critical insights on the business of sports, this text is a required resource for sports journalists and students in sports journalism.

Principles of Sports Economics

Author: David Berri
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1319106153
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Sports economics has become increasingly more statistically-driven and more open to behavioral economics. This shift away from traditional theory is reflected in this modern text as it uses sports statistics and real-world narratives to walk students through how conclusions are reached in recent research.

Financial Management in the Sport Industry

Author: Brown T Matthew
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351817469
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Financial Management in the Sport Industry provides readers with an understanding of sport finance and the importance of sound financial management in the sport industry. It begins by covering finance basics and the tools and techniques of financial quantification, using current industry examples to apply the principles of financial management to sport. It then goes beyond the basics to show how financial management works specifically in sport - how decisions are made to ensure wealth maximization. Discussions include debt and equity financing, capital budgeting, facility financing, economic impact, risk and return, time value of money, and more. The final section focuses on sport finance in three sectors of the industry - public sector sports, collegiate athletics, and professional sport-providing in-depth analysis of financial management in each sector. Sidebars, case studies, concept checks, and practice problems throughout provide practical applications of the material and enable thorough study and practice. The business of sport has changed dynamically since the publication of the first edition, and this second edition reflects the impact of these changes on financial management in the sport industry. New to this edition are changes to reflect the global nature of sport (with, for example, discussions of income tax rates in the Premiere League), expanded material on the use of spreadsheets for financial calculations, a primer on accounting principles to help students interpret financial statements, a valuation case study assignment that takes students step by step through a valuation, a new stadium feasibility analysis using the efforts of the Oakland Raiders to obtain a new stadium, a new economic impact example focusing on the NBA All Star game, and much more.

Sports Economics

Author: Rodney D. Fort
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780136066026
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Sports Economics "will help students understand the business side of sports and how it impacts the games seen at the stadium or in the arena. KEY TOPICS: Warm-Up: The Business of Sports; Demand and Sports Revenue; The Market for Sports Broadcast Rights; Team Cost, Profit, and Winning; Sports Market Outcomes, Part I: Leagues, Team Location, Expansion, and Negotiations; Sports Market Outcomes, Part II: Leagues and Competitive Balance; The Value of Sports Talent; The History of Player Pay; Labor Relations in Pro Sports; Subsidies and Economic Impact Analysis; The Stadium Mess; Taxes, Antitrust, and Competition Policy; College Sports With amusing anecdotes and interesting stories about sports business personalities, this book is for anyone who is involved in the economic side of sports and sports management.

Economics of Public Issues

Author: Roger LeRoy Miller
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134532295
Format: PDF
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For principles of economics, public policy, and social issues courses. Brief, relevant readings that spark independent thinking and classroom discussions The Economics of Public Issues is a collection of brief, relevant readings that spark independent thinking and discussion in principles of economics and social issues. The 20th Edition encourages readers to apply theoretical discussions to today’s important issues to gain a deeper understanding of current microeconomic policy concerns. Spark independent thinking and classroom discussion Readings are concise, allowing for easy integration into any principles of economics or issues-based classroom. A correlation guide in the preface illustrates how to integrate topics into different courses. Conversational and informative non-technical writing is geared toward principles-level students and does not require advanced math. Using the latest debates in social policy, the authors encourage readers to question their own assumptions and the analysis offered by the media and politicians on key issues. End-of-chapter questions offer students the opportunity to test their knowledge and review chapter concepts.

Circus Maximus

Author: Andrew Zimbalist
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815727283
Format: PDF, Docs
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An updated and expanded analysis of the economic tensions behind the Olympics and the World Cup games. Andrew Zimbalist looks beyond the headlines of two of the world’s most beloved sporting events: the Olympics and the World Cup. In the updated and expanded edition of his bestselling book, Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup, Zimbalist tackles the bogus claim that cities chosen to host these high-profile sporting events experience an economic windfall. In this new edition he takes aim at the outrageous FIFA scandal, Boston’s bid for the 2024 summer Olympics, and the criticism surrounding the 2015 Women's World Cup. Circus Maximus focuses on major cities, like London and Barcelona, that have previously hosted these sporting events, to provide context for cities like Tokyo and Rio de Janerio, which are currently bearing the weight of exploding expenses, corruption, and protests. Zimbalist offers a sobering and candid look at the Olympics and the World Cup from outside the echo chamber.

The Sports Event Management and Marketing Playbook

Author: Frank Supovitz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118244117
Format: PDF, Docs
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As a sporting event planner, how do you keep up with the trends of the ticket buying public, sponsorship and merchandising while at the same time attending to the hundreds of management and operational details required to execute the event? A successful sports event requires a planner that can read signals from their market and plan strategically to maintain sponsors and a fill an arena.