nep-spo New Economics Papers
on Sports and Economics
Issue of 2010‒12‒18
three papers chosen by
Joao Carlos Correia Leitao
University of Beira Interior and Technical University of Lisbon

  1. Wage disparity and team performance in the process of industry development: Evidence from Japan’s professional football league By Yamamura, Eiji
  2. Effect of Linguistic Heterogeneity on Technology Transfer: An Economic Study of FIFA Football Rankings By Yamamura, Eiji
  3. Public service broadcasting of sport, shows, and news as economic solution to the voter's paradox of rational ignorance. By Rothbauer, Julia; Sieg, Gernot

  1. By: Yamamura, Eiji
    Abstract: The changing effects of wage disparity on team performance during the process of industry development are examined using data sourced from the Japanese professional football league. The results show that wage disparity leads to a reduction in team performance during the developing stage but does not influence performance during the developed stage. Unobserved fixed team effects and endogeneity bias were controlled in the study.
    Keywords: Wage disparity; team performance; industry development
    JEL: J31 L20 L83
    Date: 2010–12–07
  2. By: Yamamura, Eiji
    Abstract: This paper used Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) world ranking points data to examine how linguistic heterogeneity has an impact on technology transfer from the most developed countries. The major findings were that the learning effect from the most developed countries on team performance is larger for developing countries than for developed ones, and that linguistic heterogeneity has a detrimental effect on technology transfer for developed but not developing countries. The results presented here are interpreted to imply that the importance of common and proper comprehension of team strategy among members, which improves team performance but is hampered by linguistic heterogeneity, depends on the stage of development.
    Keywords: FIFA raking; Technology transfer; Linguistic heterogeneity
    JEL: O19 L83 Z13
    Date: 2010–11–27
  3. By: Rothbauer, Julia; Sieg, Gernot
    Abstract: Rational individuals may use a Public Service TV channel as welfare improving institution to solve the paradox of rationally being uninformed. To induce voters to watch unbiased serious informational contend the Public Service TV channel is not only broadcasting (unbiased serious) news but also sport and shows even though in many markets sport and shows are already broadcasted by private TV channels. Our approach is based on two-sided markets and the assumption of decreasing marginal returns of the factor information in the production process of democratic decisions.
    Keywords: Media Industry; voter behavior; two-sided markets; education
    JEL: L32 L82 D72
    Date: 2010

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