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The Business of Sports [3 volumes]: Volume 1, Perspectives on the Sports Industry, Volume 2, Economic Perspectives on Sport, Volume 3, Bridging Research and Practice (Praeger Perspectives) Hardcover – June 30, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0275993405 ISBN-10: 027599340X Edition: 1st

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"Humphreys and Howard have amassed and organized more than 30 commissioned papers that examine and explain many facets of this n-dimensional industry. Looking at the business of sports from a variety of academic and hands-on viewpoints--economics, marketing and management, health and physical education, policy and planning--the volumes in this set include chapters on profitability and financial aspects of leagues and mega-events, expansion and relocation, sports labor markets, facilities, and many other topics related to North American professional and college athletics and to international sports….Recommended. All readers, all levels."



"The sports industry is the setting for this three-volume set of thirty-three intriguing articles written by well-known experts. . . . Ideal for students and informed general readers seeking background information and statistics on major economic issues in professional and amateur sports, The Business of SportS≪/i> is highly recommended for most collections."


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From the financing of mega-stadiums to player strikes to the sponsorship of events by alcohol and tobacco companies, this set covers the spectrum of topics and issues relating to the management and promotion of organized sports—one of the world's largest and most powerful industries.

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