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Fans of the World, Unite!: A (Capitalist) Manifesto for Sports Consumers

Stephen F. Ross and Stefan Szymanski

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756686
eISBN:
9780804769778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756686.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This book is a clarion call to sports fans. It proposes a significant restructuring of sports leagues. The book sets out a rational program for a revolution that will serve the best interests of the ... More


How Sports Fans Are Exploited

in Fans of the World, Unite!: A (Capitalist) Manifesto for Sports Consumers

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756686
eISBN:
9780804769778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756686.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter focuses on several ways that consumers (i.e. sports fans) are hurt by the lack of an independent competition organizer and the presence of a clear-cut conflict between the interests of ... More


“Lost in Focused Intensity”: Spectator Sports and Strategies of Re-Enchantment

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

in The Re-Enchantment of the World: Secular Magic in a Rational Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752992
eISBN:
9780804787499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752992.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines a mental attitude, most often found in the semi-sacred space of the stadium. It notes that spectator sports are the privileged site of today's “secular epiphanies,” moments of ... More


APPLICATIONS: FINANCE AND VALUATION

Patrick L. Anderson

in The Economics of Business Valuation: Towards a Value Functional Approach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804758307
eISBN:
9780804783224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758307.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The author argues that start-up firms, distressed firms, and near-bankrupt firms are the exception, not the rule, in the modern economy. This raises the question of whether such firms, which are ... More


The Play Ethic and the Financial Crisis

Pat Kane

in Learning From the Global Financial Crisis: Creatively, Reliably, and Sustainably

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770095
eISBN:
9780804778640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770095.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter considers how bankers and traders have placed the game of creative innovation in the service of the game of winner-take-all shareholder capitalism. It notes that the increased importance ... More


How a Restructured Sports League Would Work

in Fans of the World, Unite!: A (Capitalist) Manifesto for Sports Consumers

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756686
eISBN:
9780804769778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756686.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter provides an in-depth explanation of how the two proposals that were forwarded in the previous chapters would work. These two proposals center on entry by merit and separation of the ... More


Half-Loaf, Still-an-Improvement Compromise Suggestions

in Fans of the World, Unite!: A (Capitalist) Manifesto for Sports Consumers

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756686
eISBN:
9780804769778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756686.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter examines the reasons why the current reforms are considered superior to other types of government interventions. It illustrates the differences between the various kinds of reforms and ... More


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