Sports Economics, Management and Policy

Conquering the Pitch

The Economics of Soccer

Authors: Frick, Bernd

  • First book to deal with the supply and demand side of the market for soccer from a multinational perspective.
  • Uses evidence from the "Big 5" European Leagues (England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain some of the South American Leagues (Brazil and Argentina).
  • Presents econometric evidence in a graphical form to make the book more accessible to multiple audiences
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About this book

Soccer has become "big business." The aggregated market value of the first and second division teams from the "Big 5" European Leagues (England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain) is nearly €12 billion. Using systematic and anecdotal evidence from the "Big 5" and additional evidence from other European and some of the South American Leagues (Brazil and Argentina), this book explores the development of soccer as the world’s most important team sport and addresses competitive balance across the a large number of leagues. The book also provides the reader with a thorough understanding of the market for players, coaches and referees as well as the demand for soccer, both on TV, at the gate, and in the betting office. Finally, the economic implications of pertinent recent problems, such as hooliganism and racism, are addressed.

Most of the discussion about player salaries, head coach dismissals, stadium subsidies, ticket prices and TV contracts is not very well informed and is based on prejudices. Assembling and interpreting the relevant and available information from an economic viewpoint provides the reader with a fresh new perspective on those subjects. Econometric evidence is presented in the form of graphs and figures instead of regression coefficients and is supplemented by anecdotal evidence. "Economic jargon" will be limited to a minimum in order to give readers a more intuitive understanding of the material.

About the authors

Bernd Frick is Professor of Organizational and Media Economics in the Department of Management and Vice President of the University of Paderborn with the responsibility for strategy, finance, and international relations. His research interests are in labor and personnel economics, organizational economics as well as in sports economics.

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-0-387-98179-6
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover ca. 40,04 €
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  • Due: May 3, 2018
  • ISBN 978-0-387-98178-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conquering the Pitch
Book Subtitle
The Economics of Soccer
Authors
Series Title
Sports Economics, Management and Policy
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-98179-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-98178-9
Series ISSN
2191-298X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
200
Topics