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Club and league objectives: profit versus utility maximization

  • Robert Sandy
  • Peter J. Sloane
  • Mark S. Rosentraub

Abstract

This chapter attempts to explain the importance of the objectives of club owners and league organizations. In North America economists generally assumed that both bodies attempt to maximize profit (see profit maximization), the normal assumption for other industries. In Europe more stress has been placed on utility maximization in which winning games is given pre-eminence. To some extent owners may choose between these objectives because they have a degree of monopoly power.

Keywords

Profit Maximization National Football League Ticket Price Premier League Marginal Revenue Product 
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Copyright information

© Robert Sandy, Peter J. Sloane and Mark S. Rosentraub 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Sandy
    • 1
  • Peter J. Sloane
    • 2
  • Mark S. Rosentraub
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsIUPUI (Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis)USA
  2. 2.WELMERC (The Welsh Economy Labour Market Evaluation and Research Centre), Department of EconomicsUniversity of Wales SwanseaUK
  3. 3.Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban AffairsCleveland State UniversityUSA

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