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Business Rules of Sports
This note describes the business rules that govern sports. It contrasts and compares North American and European models. The note examines issues such as structure of the competition, ownership... More > structure, media rights, marketing, competitive balance taxes and player contracts.
Because the different models of professional sports around the world use a combination of these two models, the reader can evaluate the pros and cons of the business design of the sport he or she is interested in.< Less
This note descries the tools for valuation of sports properties using financial tools. It uses the case of Manchester United's IPO to describe the different ways to estimate the value of a sport... More > property including the venture capital method.< Less
A Career In Sports: Advice from Sports Business Leaders
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People who are fortunate enough to work in sports get paid to do what many sports fans would do for free. The questions then become: 1) what can a person do to get that dream job in sports, and 2)... More > what makes someone successful once in the job?
A Career In Sports: Advice from Sports Business Leaders answers these questions and many more. This book captures advice from 31 sports executives working in areas such as college athletics, pro sports, sponsorship, and player personnel. Their insights are valuable to students and young professionals starting careers in sports and anyone who is looking to make a career change into the sports industry.< Less
The Structure of the Sports Industry
This note describes the structure of the sports industry, its main players and how they relate to each other. It is good introduction for those people interested in the business perspective of... More > sports. Readers will learn who are the actors of this industry, what are their roles and interests. These concepts are explained using examples for the reader to quickly grasp how sports business works.< Less
Plaid Sport Coat
Derek Anderson was a bright, young, outgoing, self-confident college student. As he approached graduation, his confidence had grown to a point where he felt he could convince people to buy something... More > they didn’t think they wanted. Claire Hart was his opposite in many ways. A shy, introverted young woman who preferred her privacy, Claire was most comfortable alone or in very small groups of people. Bob Fender, on the other hand, did everything he could to call attention to himself while he was making a fortune in the automobile business.
When fate brought the three together on a flight to Mexico, Fender was very impressed with Derek Anderson and invited him to be a part of his business. When a new graduate accepts a job offer, life changes forever. Derek Anderson’s new job working for Fender not only changed his life, it nearly ended it.
Plaid Sport Coat is the story of how Derek and Claire struggled to stay a step ahead of people who wanted to cause them harm.< Less
The Business Game: Spalding's Creation of the Global Sporting Goods Industry
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A.G. Spalding's career began as a grocery clerk. Through hard work, determination, and excellent business skills he founded one of the first global sporting goods industries in the world and... More > established himself as a permanent part of baseball, basketball, and golf history. Spalding was the first to identify baseball as an American Sport. He initiated the development of women's sporting goods and apparel. In addition to creating superior quality goods and hosting sporting events around the world, Spalding was a humanitarian. He provided benefits and a positive working environment for his employees and contributed to charities. Spalding's location in Chicopee, Massachusetts, his excellent employees, and his marketing sense made his name common in households around the world. Re-discover A.G. Spalding as an athlete, businessman, good citizen, and above all, an example of the fulfillment of the American dream.< Less
Costs and benefits of major sports events
A comprehensive cost-benefit analysis of one of the largest sports events: the European Championship Football (Soccer). The publication includes a literature review on sports events, a discussion of... More > cost-benefit analysis. The study contains detailed data and information, e.g. on the number of visitors (by country of origin), the average expenditures, total expenditures and overnight stays. Also social impacts on the local population and promotional effects for the host cities in foreign countries are presented and discussed. The Championship was hosted by the Netherlands and Belgium in the year 2000. This publication is based on a Ph.D. thesis for the Sheffield Hallam University.< Less