Outcome Uncertainty in Sporting Events

Outcome Uncertainty in Sporting Events Winning, Losing and Competitive Balance - New Horizons in the Economics of Sport

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Synopsis

Offering a cutting-edge analysis of competitive balance and outcome uncertainty, this book explores the topic from multiple perspectives. Chapters address competitive balance and outcome uncertainty in different sports in a range of countries to help to understand its significance. Highlighting important new insights into previously unexplored dimensions, the book also provides a rich context for better understanding why fans, teams and leagues value competitive balance. It challenges readers to think about the topic in a broad and rigorous way, and in some cases to question widely held beliefs about how outcome uncertainty motivates competitive balance and how sports fans actually view competitive balance. Key case studies and the use of new data in the chapters makes this an interesting read for sports economics researchers and students looking for current analysis of the topic. Managers of sports organizations will also appreciate the insights that the book gives into what their customers value.

Book information

ISBN: 9781839102165
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Imprint: Edward Elgar Publishing
Pub date:
DEWEY: 338.47796
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 200g
Height: 234mm
Width: 156mm