Sports economics is a well-established and dynamic area of study; a key component in the fields of sport management, sport science and sport studies, as well as in other areas of economics, finance and management. Covering amateur to professional sports, individual events and organised tournaments, this Handbook provides an authoritative contribution to the understanding of sport in the economy. The editors of The SAGE Handbook of Sports Economics have brought together a global team of respected scholars to create this benchmark collection of insights into sports economics. Each chapter includes a study of a specific context in which issues arise in sports economics, a critical presentation of its main theoretical contributions, an overview of current research findings, and an outline of enquiry for future research. PART I: The Nature and Value of the Sports System and Economy; PART II: Amateur Sports Participation, Supply and Impact; PART III: Professional Team Sports; PART IV: Professional Sports Leagues; PART V: Sports Events and their Impacts; PART VI: Individual Sports; and PART VII: Future Research.

Economic Issues of the National Hockey League: A Survey of the Literature

Economic Issues of the National Hockey League: A Survey of the Literature

Economic issues of the national hockey league: a survey of the literature
Duane W. Rockerbie Stephen T. Easton

The National Hockey League (NHL) has undergone more changes to its business model than any of the other three major North American sports leagues in the last 15 years. This has resulted in a corresponding increase in published research devoted to NHL issues. Our purpose is to provide a useful starting point for new researchers who wish to explore the economic issues facing the NHL, as well as to suggest future research directions. We chose to survey the fields that best reflect the body of published work on ...

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