Sports through the lens of economic history / edited by Richard Pomfret, John K. Wilson.
- Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar Publishing, 
- New horizons in the economics of sport.
New horizons in the economics of sport
ix, 151 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
- Sports -- Economic aspects -- History.
- 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.
- 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
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Pomfret, Richard W. T.
Wilson, John K. (College teacher)
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