Production and efficiency in association football

Carmichael, F, Thomas, D and Ward, R 2001, 'Production and efficiency in association football' , Journal of Sports Economics, 2 (3) , pp. 228-243.

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Despite their proliferation, sporting production function studies remain almost entirely U.S.–based, concentrating largely (although not exclusively) on baseball. Mainly due to a dearth of match–play statistics, there have been few studies of other, more interactive sports. This study attempts to partly fill the gap by using a new data source containing information on specific match–play variables to estimate a season–based production function for English Premiership association football teams. On the basis of computed residuals, the authors also identify those teams shown to be relatively efficient and inefficient in various aspects of match plays.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Subjects / Themes > G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV0557 Sports
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Sports Economics
Publisher: Sage
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1527-0025
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2007 13:17
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 22:03

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