Sports Economics, Management and Policy

The Economics of Professional Road Cycling

Editors: Van Reeth, Daam, Larson, Daniel Joseph (Eds.)

  • Provides a comprehensive survey of the economic and managerial aspects of professional road cycling
  • Presents a state of the art of the literature on cycling economics and cycling management
  • Brings together current academic research and knowledge on cycling to fill a significant gap in academic sports literature
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About this book

Over the past decade, a growing body of academic literature on the economics of road cycling has been amassed. This book is the first volume to bring together a majority of the academic research and knowledge on the economics and management of professional road cycling. Each chapter treats a particular economic aspect of the sport, from organizational structure to marketing, labor, game theory, and competitive balance.  By discussing the existing research and complementing it with the newest concepts, ideas and data on professional road cycling, this book sets an agenda for further academic research while providing insights for all stakeholders in cycling: governments, cycling's governing bodies, team managers, race organizers, sponsors, media. Furthermore, the unique characteristics of the sport of cycling explored within this text inform broader management and industrial organization research, as they extend analyses of team labor, broadcast revenue generation, and sponsorship financing models. This book is equally of interest to academic researchers, students studying sports economics, and policy makers, such as race organizers, team managers, and sponsors.

About the authors

Daniel Joseph Larson is a Lecturer at the University of Oklahoma in the Department of Health and Exercise Science. His research interests are largely contained within the economics of competitive cycling, ranging from professional competition to recreational participation. His past work experience includes periods of collegiate cycling team coaching, professional cycling team management, and managing several competitive cycling events. His past academic research topics also include cycling event management, the industrial organization of sport coaches, U.S. professional cyclist compensation, and cycling competition policies. Daam Van Reeth is an Associate Professor at the Catholic University of Louvain and program director of the business administration program at the University College Brussels (Belgium). His research interests relate to the economics of sport, with special focus on professional road cycling. Research topics he worked on include TV demand for the Tour de France, doping, gender balance in sports coverage of the Olympic Games, performance measurement and fantasy sports.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Van Reeth, Daam (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • The History of Professional Road Cycling

    Mignot, Jean-François

    Pages 7-31

  • The Organizational Structure of Professional Road Cycling

    Rebeggiani, Luca

    Pages 33-54

  • The Finances of Professional Cycling Teams

    Reeth, Daam

    Pages 55-82

  • Peculiarities of Sponsorship in Professional Road Cycling

    Lagae, Wim

    Pages 83-98

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-22312-4
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-22311-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37189-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Economics of Professional Road Cycling
Editors
  • Daam Van Reeth
  • Daniel Joseph Larson
Series Title
Sports Economics, Management and Policy
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-22312-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-22312-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-22311-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37189-4
Series ISSN
2191-298X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 341
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