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Top football rivalries combine historic content and big business – the case of Manchester United and Liverpool FC

Today’s Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool FC gives the word ‘competition’ an interesting dimension. The driving force of the modern football economy is the passionate fan identification, which among other things is associated with the fierce rivalry and the obsession linked to today’s match and the strong historic content and legacy of […]

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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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UEFA Euro 2016 – positioning Europe as the powerhouse of modern football

With a legacy as one of the biggest sporting events on a global scale and a showcase of some the finest competencies in the world of football, the UEFA European Championship will kick off in a few months. The event provides an excellent opportunity for football fans globally to celebrate a high-quality tournament with 24 […]

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Ticket price disputes in sports – discussing cases of dynamic pricing and fixed ticket price increases while searching for a sustainable fan base

In a theoretical framework, the understanding of dynamic pricing can be illustrated as: Price = Transaction Cost + Variable Cost + Markup (Drea & Nahlik, 2015, p. 1) This equation focuses on profit maximization and the Markup represents what the market (e.g. fans) will tolerate while the lowest acceptable price for the club accounts for […]

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CSR in sports – football with a lifesaving ability – #GoodForGoals

”Sports for all” is highly associated with sports in Denmark, e.g. with the intentions of the National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark (Danmarks Idræts-Forbund/DIF). The slogan covers the cultural contents of the Danish sports landscape and also leads me to emphasize the potential and popularity of the intersection between sports and corporate social […]

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