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Major League Soccer: How the economics of co-branding will help the MLS grow its business. Part 1

Co-branding and co-creation are vital elements in shaping a football/soccer culture on North American soil. The MLS has come a long way since the first game was played in 1996. However, a football/soccer culture is not built overnight in a nation that still climbs to the NFL and the pervasive power of Super Bowl as […]

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The Economics of Fan Engagement: why fan engagement is important

Fan engagement has evolved in recent years to a new innovative approach, which perceives sports fans in relation to a wholesale growth strategy used by elite organizations for profit maximization. These developments call for a more economic and deliberate approach in order to capitalize on the commoditization of sports fans. This article will review the […]

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Football’s sociocultural appeal moves customers and market shares – case of El Clásico

Top football thrives due to the popularity of the game on a global scale and its roots in a sociocultural context. Rivalries and local derbies are at the center of attention in this sociocultural perspective of football. In an era characterized by the terminology of the ‘global village’, these matches mirror passionate pastime entertainment with […]

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Aktiviteten på transfermarkedet bryder igen lydmuren – Manchester United køber Pogba

Manchester United har lige investeret knap 800 mio. kr. i købet af den franske midtbanestjerne Paul Pogba fra Juventus. Det er et enormt beløb, som betyder, at transferrekorden igen er blev brudt, hvilket giver såvel Pogba som United en gigantisk iscenesættelse, som giver tilløb til sportslige og kommercielle muligheder, der kan realiseres, hvis alle forventninger […]

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Scandals and the business of sports: implications for new approaches in the sports industry.

Sports business expert, Patrick Nally: “Where there is money, there is greed….” Harvard Business School Professor Stephen Greyser: “For rights holders and commercial stakeholders like sponsors, it is a matter of being where the public’s heads and wallets are in 2016….” In the light of the many scandals that influence the business of sports, I […]

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