nep-spo New Economics Papers
on Sports and Economics
Issue of 2020‒01‒13
six papers chosen by
Humberto Barreto
DePauw University

  1. Long-term Effect of Mega Sports Event on Host Country’s Tourism: Evidence from the Jakarta-Palembang 2018 Asian Games By Mohamad D. Revindo; Amalia A. Widyasanti; Chairina H. Siregar; Devina Anindita; Nurindah W. Hastuti; Sean Hambali; Devianto
  2. Allocating extra revenues from broadcasting sports leagues By Bergantiños, Gustavo; Moreno-Ternero, Juan D.
  3. The variance of information management by South African sport coaches within different competitive levels By Liandi Van den Berg
  4. Coaches perceptions on effective practice methods in golf By Stephanus Johannes Roos; Anita Lennox
  5. The perks of being in the smaller team: Incentives in overlapping contests By March, Christoph; Sahm, Marco
  6. Can too many cooks spoil the broth? Coordination costs, fatigue, and performance in high-intensity tasks By Bastian Kordyaka; Mario Lackner; Hendrik Sonnabend

  1. By: Mohamad D. Revindo (Graduate School of Global and Strategic Studies, Universitas Indonesia (SKSG UI), Institute for Economic and Social Research, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia (LPEM FEB UI)); Amalia A. Widyasanti (Ministry of National Development Planning/National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas)); Chairina H. Siregar (Institute for Economic and Social Research, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia (LPEM FEB UI)); Devina Anindita (Institute for Economic and Social Research, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia (LPEM FEB UI)); Nurindah W. Hastuti (Institute for Economic and Social Research, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia (LPEM FEB UI)); Sean Hambali (Institute for Economic and Social Research, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia (LPEM FEB UI)); Devianto (Institute for Economic and Social Research, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia (LPEM FEB UI))
    Abstract: The 2018 Asian Games is the biggest sports event in the history of Asian Games in terms of contested sports as well as the participating athletes. Considering the massive scale of the event, it is imperative that the benefits generated by the 2018 Asian Games be measured. This study contributes to the extant body of literature on the long-term benefits of sports event on tourism and sports tourism sectors, with reference to the case of 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. Using primary data collected through the survey during the event, the study found that hosting the 2018 Asian Games has increased favorable perceptions among event participants and visitors towards Indonesia; positively affected the propensity to repeat visitations to Indonesia in the future; increased the likelihood of giving positive referrals to Indonesia for tourism destination and future international sports event hosting. The academic and policy implications of the findings are discussed.
    Keywords: Asian Games — Sports Event — Sport Tourism — Tourism — Indonesia
    JEL: L83 R19 Z32
    Date: 2019
  2. By: Bergantiños, Gustavo; Moreno-Ternero, Juan D.
    Abstract: We consider the problem of sharing the revenues from broadcasting sports leagues among participating teams. We introduce axioms formalizing alternative ways of allocating the extra revenue obtained from additional viewers. We show that, combined with some other standard axioms, they provide axiomatic characterizations of three focal rules for this problem: the uniform rule, the equal-split rule and concede-and-divide.
    Keywords: resource allocation, broadcasting, sports leagues, axioms, extra revenues
    JEL: C71
    Date: 2019–12–05
  3. By: Liandi Van den Berg (North-West University)
    Abstract: Information management of sport coaches is a crucial factor that contributes to their competitive success. In current sport competitions, it is not a matter of if coaches are collecting and using information, but how it is being managed to provide an advantage. In this respect, National Federations as sport governing bodies, should support and develop the information management skills and activities of coaches. Therefore, it is important to gain insight into how coaches from various competitive levels currently utilise the available information for enhanced competitiveness. This research followed a qualitative design with data collection performed through semi-structured interviews with high-level cricket coaches and their support staff. Deductive codes of person collecting data, skills of the person collecting, methods used (which includes technology), sources utilised, finances and value assigned derived from the first stage of the competitive intelligence 4Cs process model by Weiss (2002) were used to code the interview data. The inter- and intra-rater coding procedure was substantiated by strong Cohen?s Kappa values of 0.80 and 0.78 for intra and inter-rater reliability. The findings indicated clear differences between coaches? data collection management within the various competitive levels. This sheds light on previously hidden practices of coaches, and adds to the current knowledge pool. Likewise, the findings highlight the contrast of extremely professional data collection management at the highest cricket competitive level, compared to situational, unprofessional, irregular and, in some instances, complete lack of data collection management at the lower competitive levels. The findings could guide the National Federations to develop coach educational programmes to enhance the information management process of cricket coaches across the various competitive levels.
    Keywords: Information management, competitive levels, sport coaches
    JEL: L83
    Date: 2019–10
  4. By: Stephanus Johannes Roos (North-West University); Anita Lennox (North-West University)
    Abstract: Many golfers ask: ?Why can?t I take my range game to the golf course?? The answer is simple. The practice methods employed by golfers may not be an effective method to retain and transfer golf skills. According to Hayman, Borkoles, Taylor, Hemmings, and Polman (2014) limited studies have indicated the correct developmental pathway and practice methods for amateur golf players to reach professional level. It is therefore crucial to investigate all aspects that might have an influence on the success of professional golf players. Research has indicated that expert performance is a result of years of practice and coaching, and not of talent alone (Ericsson, Prietula, & Cokely, 2007). The main objective of this study was to explore the perceptions of former and current Sunshine Tour players, members of the Professional Golfers? Association of South Africa (PGA of SA), PGA of SA coaches and/or golf administrators on effective practice methods. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 17 participants. This enabled the researchers to identify the most effective practice methods that may contribute to the effective transition from amateur to professional level. The results suggest that the current practice methods are not the most effective for reaching a professional level. Players need to interleave a number of different golf skills and techniques during practice sessions. The results also suggest that by incorporating spacing, variability and setting a challenge point for each activity, players may enhance their learning of specific golf skills. As a result, players will learn to transfer and adapt these skills successfully to any environment presented in a competition setting, such as a golf course. The results of this study can assist coaches in employing the correct practice methods, and consequently prepare golf players for professional level.
    Keywords: Practice methods, interleave, expert performance, amateur golfers, professional golfers, coaches
    JEL: L83
    Date: 2019–10
  5. By: March, Christoph; Sahm, Marco
    Abstract: We investigate overlapping contests in multi-divisional organizations in which an individual's effort simultaneously determines the outcome of several contests on different hierarchical levels. We show that individuals in smaller units are advantaged in the grand (organization-wide) contest for two reasons: First, the incentive to free-ride is smaller in inter-divisional contests. Second, competition in the intradivisional contest is less fierce. Both effects induce a higher marginal utility of effort provision. We test the model in a laboratory experiment and confirm its main predictions. Our results have important consequences for the provision of incentives in organizations and the design of sports competitions.
    Keywords: Contest,Rent-seeking,Hierarchy,Teams,Experiment
    JEL: C72 C92 D72
    Date: 2019
  6. By: Bastian Kordyaka; Mario Lackner; Hendrik Sonnabend
    Abstract: Workplace flexibility offers a wide range of opportunities but also carries risks within the context of collaborative tasks. While increasing the number of collaborators can reduce fatigue and therefore enhance performance, it also increases coordination costs. Our study investigates this trade-off in a complex team task with high effort costs in a natural setting. We use the instrumental variables method combined with an extensive sensitivity analysis to identify the causal effect of in-game substitutions on performance in professional basketball. Our findings suggest that increasing the number of collaborators, on balance negatively affects team performance. However, we also provide evidence that the most successful teams are able to optimally trade off both effects.
    Keywords: coordination costs, fatigue, productivity, team performance, substitutions
    JEL: D22 J4 J22 Z20
    Date: 2019–11

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