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dc.contributor.authorFeddersen, Arneen_US
dc.contributor.authorMaennig, Wolfgangen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-05en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-05T13:52:38Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-05T13:52:38Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-940369-01-7en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/49289-
dc.description.abstractThe concept of competitive balance is a central aspect in the literature of sports economics. A popular argumentation of sport functionaries is that dominance of one or a few teams could lead to unequal incomes for the clubs, restrictions in the clubs' ability to improve sporting performance and ultimately to a loss of attractiveness and loss of income for the league. Following this line of reasoning and alleging a negative trend in competitive sports functionaries often try to implement regulations in team sport leagues. The aim of this paper is to analyze for eight different leagues if there is such a trend existing. For an empirical test for trends in competitive balance of four European soccer leagues (ENG, ESP, GER, ITA) and four US Major Leagues (MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL), OLS regressions with a constant were carried out. For the entire observation period from 1969/70 to 2003/2004, of 48 trends ascertained, only 12 could be observed as being significantly positive (i.e. growing imbalance) with 19 significantly negative (i.e. growing balance). The remaining 17 trends were insignificantly different from zero.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniv., Fak. Wirtschafts- und Sozialwiss., Dep. Wirtschaftswiss. Hamburgen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesHamburg contemporary economic discussions 01/2005en_US
dc.subject.jelL83en_US
dc.subject.jelC22en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordCompetitive Balanceen_US
dc.subject.keywordSports Economicsen_US
dc.subject.keywordTeam Sport Leaguesen_US
dc.subject.keywordTrenden_US
dc.titleTrends in competitive balance: Is there evidence for growing imbalance in professional sport leagues?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn667685561en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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