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    A review of measures of competitive balance in the “analysis of competitive balance” literature

    Evans, Richard (2014) A review of measures of competitive balance in the “analysis of competitive balance” literature. Working Paper. Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK.

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    This paper presents a review of measures of the competitive balance of sports leagues proposed in the line of literature which Fort and Maxcy (2003, p. 155) call “ ... the analysis of competitive balance (ACB) literature itself”. They describe this as the literature which “... focuses on what has happened to competitive balance over time or as a result of changes in the business practices of pro sports.” A number of boo ks and articles have provided surveys of these measures of competitive balance. This review consolidates that work and augments it by adding details to facilitate the appropriate application and interpretation of the measures. This paper also considers the applicability of the measures of competitive balance in the literature to the professional leagues of association football.


    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Research Paper Series V7(2) - ISSN: 1756-8811
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Research Centres and Institutes: Birkbeck Sport Business Centre
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2017 15:19
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:32


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