The Business of Professional Sports
edited by Paul D Staudohar and James A Mangan
contributions by John J. MacAloon, David Mills, Roger G Noll, Steven A Reiss, Gary R Roberts, Stephen F Ross, Peter D Sherer, Leigh Steinberg, David G Voigt, Dennis A Ahlburg, Rob Beamish, Joan M. Chandler, James B Dworkin, Lawrence M Kahn and Charles Korr
foreword by Leonard Koppett
University of Illinois Press, 1991
Cloth: 978-0-252-01767-4 | Paper: 978-0-252-06161-5
Library of Congress Classification GV716.B87 1991
Dewey Decimal Classification 338.477960973


Beyond the highly publicized heroics and foibles of players and teams, when the grandstands are empty and the scoreboards dark, there is a world of sport about which little is known by even the most ardent fan. It is the business world of sport; it is characterized by a thirst for power and money, and its players are just as active as those on the professional teams they oversee. In this collection, some of the best scholars in the field use examples from baseball, football, basketball, and hockey to illuminate the significant economic, legal, social, and historic aspects of the business of professional sports. 

Contributors: Dennis A. Ahlburg, Rob B. Beamish, Joan M. Chandler, James B. Dworkin, Lawrence M. Kahn, Charles P. Korr, John J. MacAloon, David Mills, Roger G. Noll, Steven A. Reiss, Gary R. Roberts, Stephen F. Ross, Peter D. Sherer, Leigh Steinberg, and David G. Voigt,

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