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Social Networks and the Economics of Sports

  • Panos M. Pardalos
  • Victor Zamaraev

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Panos M. Pardalos, Victor Zamaraev
    Pages 1-8
  3. Marina Sheresheva, Ekaterina Buzulukova
    Pages 59-73
  4. Jae-Hyeon Park, Minsoo Kang
    Pages 75-87
  5. Steven J. Miller, Taylor Corcoran, Jennifer Gossels, Victor Luo, Jaclyn Porfilio
    Pages 89-113
  6. Arnold Baca
    Pages 115-124
  7. Sergiy Butenko, Justin Yates
    Pages 149-156
  8. Konstantin Pavlikov, Donald Hearn, Stan Uryasev
    Pages 157-170

About this book


This book presents recent research developments in social networks, economics, management, marketing and optimization applied to sports. The volume will be of interest to students, researchers, managers from sports, policy makers and as well athletes. In particular the book contains research papers and reviews addressing the following issues: social network tools for player selection, movement and pricing in team sports, methods for ranking teams and evaluating players' performance, economics and marketing issues related to sports clubs, techniques for predicting outcomes of sports competitions, optimal strategies in sports, scheduling and managing sports tournaments, optimal referee assignment techniques and the economics and marketing of sports entertainment.


Optimal Strategies Player Selection Pricing in Team Sports Social Networks Sports Sports Management

Editors and affiliations

  • Panos M. Pardalos
    • 1
  • Victor Zamaraev
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Industrial & Systems Engin.University of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Laboratory of Algorithms & TechnologiesHigher School of EconomicsN.NovgorodRussia

About the editors

Panos M. Pardalos serves as Distinguished Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Florida. He is also an affiliated faculty member of the Computer and Information Science Department, the Hellenic Studies Center and the Biomedical Engineering Program. He is also the Director of the Center for Applied Optimization. Dr. Pardalos is a world leading expert in global and combinatorial optimization. His recent research interests include network design problems, optimization in telecommunications, e-commerce, data mining, biomedical applications, and massive computing.

Victor Zamaraev serves as Research Fellow of the Laboratory of Algorithms and Technologies for Network Analysis at the National Research University, Higher School of Economics. He is also a lecturer at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Informatics of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia, and at the Department of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics of the N.I. Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod. His teaching and research interests are in the area of discrete mathematics with a focus on enumerative and structural graph theory.

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