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    The contests for power and influence over the regulatory space in the English professional football industry, 1980 – 2012

    Walters, Geoff and Hamil, Sean (2013) The contests for power and influence over the regulatory space in the English professional football industry, 1980 – 2012. Business History 55 (5), pp. 740-767. ISSN 0007-6791.

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    Abstract

    This study draws on the concept of ‘regulatory space’ to analyse the evolution of financial regulation of professional football clubs in England over the past 30 years. It begins by setting out the institutional context and, in particular, the internal governance structure of the Football Association. It then discusses three periods that demonstrate how the regulatory environment is characterised and shaped by different organisations, particularly the football authorities. It concludes by arguing that appropriate financial regulation is unlikely to occur under the following four circumstances: where internal governance structures of regulatory bodies are constituted in such a way as to inhibit the process of decision-making; where powerful actors maintain control of significant financial resources and have a desire to limit financial regulation; where minor actors do not have sufficient power and leverage; and where the government is unwilling to intervene and use legislation.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): regulatory space, financial regulation, professional football
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2014 16:57
    Last Modified: 28 Oct 2014 16:57
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/10810

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