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Sports through the lens of economic history / edited by Richard Pomfret, John K. Wilson.

Publication:
Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar Publishing, [2016]
Series:
New horizons in the economics of sport.
New horizons in the economics of sport
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 151 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Subjects:
Sports -- Economic aspects -- History.
Summary:
From professional team sports to international events such as the Olympics and Tour de France, the modern sports industry continues to attract a large number of spectators and participants. This book, edited by Richard Pomfret and John K. Wilson analyzes the economic evolution of sports over the last 150 years, from a pastime activity to a big business enterprise. It begins at a time when entrepreneurs and players first started making money from professional sports leagues, through to the impact of radio and TV in the twentieth century, and onto the present day.
Contents:
Front Matter; Copyright; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of Contributors; 1 Sports economics and the sports industry: perspectives in economic history; 2 The evolution of professional team sports; 3 The very short tenure of foreign players in Japanese professional baseball, 1951-2004; 4 An economic history of the Tour de France, 1903-2015; 5 The relationship between crowd attendance and competitive balance
evidence from the SANFL, 1920-1983; 6 Ground sharing between cricket and football in Australia
7 Workers' playtime: developing an explanatory typology of work-associated sport in Britain8 Ethnic inequality in professional sport: a question of discrimination in the National Hockey League draft; 9 Epilogue; Index
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Pomfret, Richard W. T.
Wilson, John K. (College teacher)
ISBN:
1784719943
9781784719944
OCLC:
950054373
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