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    Production, efficiency and corruption in Italian Serie A : a DEA analysis

    Rossi, Giambattista and Di tanna, Gian luca and Addesa, F. (2016) Production, efficiency and corruption in Italian Serie A : a DEA analysis. Working Paper. Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK.

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    Abstract

    This paper uses data from Italian Serie A football to analyse the technical efficiency of Italian football clubs , utilising a panel dataset comprising season aggregated match statistics over ten seasons from 2000/01 to 2009/10 inclusive . While there has been considerable research on production and efficiency in most of the major European football leagues , corresponding evidence relating to Serie A is limited. T his paper addresses this imbalance , e stimating a production function for the league and the relative efficiency of 36 teams , taking into consideration the impact of the Calciopoli corruption scan dal in 2006 . To achieve this , Da ta Envelopment Analysis (DEA) models ha ve been used to calculate the frontiers of efficient production. The results highlight how playing style has changed in response to the corruption scandal , emphasizing the importance of attacking play in Serie A.

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    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Research Paper Series V9(1) - ISSN: 1756-8811
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Efficiency, DEA, Sports
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Research Centre: Sport Business Centre
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2017 15:38
    Last Modified: 21 Mar 2017 16:01
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/18395

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