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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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    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.


    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 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 15:38
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:32


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