The Price of Football

The Finance and Economics of the Beautiful Game

The Price of Football

Kieran Maguire looks at the different ways in which professional football operates as a business--how clubs make their money or, more commonly, lose it. In particular he analyzes how success is measured by the different and often competing stakeholders in football clubs--owners, managers, fans, players, commercial partners, and the media.

The New Business of Football

Accountability and Finance in Football

The New Business of Football

This dynamic study of the business of football considers its income and cost drivers, its capital structure and its accounting policies through UK examples and international comparison. Also addressed are the conflicts arising out of the incorporation of football and the dichotomy between sport and business, leading to a suggested contemporary framework for accountability and business behaviour.

Microeconomics for Business

Microeconomics for Business

This book breaks away from standard microeconomics textbooks for management students in numerous ways. Some of its relevant and useful features are: · A strong emphasis on concepts, their explanation, understanding and application · Graphical and logical derivations supplemented by economic intuition in easy-to-understand English, while retaining the rigour of algebraic treatment · Numerous real-life examples, largely pertaining to India · Two unique chapters: Demand for Assets and Game Theory and Economic Applications · Questions at the end of each chapter, emphasising the application of concepts This book will be valuable for BBA and B.Com. students and also for those pursuing Managerial Economics at the Masters level.

Survey of Economics

Survey of Economics

Economics impacts every sector of the marketplace. A solid understanding of basic economic principles will give you better insight into the market, industry, and world around you--equipping you with the tools to make more informed decisions as both a professional and a consumer. Noted for its clarity, sensibility, and focused approach, Tucker's SURVEY OF ECONOMICS, Sixth Edition, emphasizes the basics of economics, presenting concepts in the context of real-world situations--and helping you apply them to your own environment. Dr. Tucker emphasizes application and student learning, making the study of economics accessible, interesting, and--with its new four-color format--eye-catching. An award-winning instructor, Dr. Tucker draws from his own experience to implement unique teaching tools and methodologies that drive the learning process and help you sharpen your critical analysis skills--which will benefit you in any career path. His book is renowned for its lively presentation, active learning environment, highly motivational pedagogy, unparalleled visual support, and thorough self-check reviews. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Microeconomics

Theory and Applications

Microeconomics

Microeconomics: Theory & Applications, 13th Edition teaches students how fundamental tools of analysis are used explain and predict market phenomena. Designed for both economics and business students, this thorough yet accessible textbook describes basic microeconomic principles using various applications to clarify complicated economic concepts and provides an essential foundation of microeconomics knowledge. Clear and engaging chapters discuss cutting-edge models and explore numerous real-world examples of microeconomic theory in action. Comprehensive and topically relevant, this textbook offers greater coverage of input market analysis and applications than other texts on the subject. In-depth applications, such as consumer choice theory and noncompetitive market models, complement over 100 shorter applications that reinforce the graphical and logical techniques developed in the theory chapters. The authors’ innovative use of relatable applications promotes student engagement and comprehension, and facilitates a case-based, active-learning approach. Discussion of globalization, ethics, sustainability, and other important contemporary themes helps students understand how economics impacts their lives in various, often unexpected ways.

Economic Issues and Policy

Economic Issues and Policy

Significantly revised in light of sweeping changes in the economy and government, this book provides students with a grasp of basic economic tools through the analysis of important economic issues and their related policy perspectives. Economic theory is presented in a simple, market-oriented framework at a level of technicality that is deliberately appropriate for a basic first course in economics directed at non-majors. Complex topics more appropriate for a Principles of Economics course are left out or contained in appendices. In analyzing economic situations and the implications of policies, liberal and conservative viewpoints are effectively balanced. The text also encourages students to get involved in the issues discussed. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Country of Football

Politics, Popular Culture, and the Beautiful Game in Brazil

The Country of Football

Brazil has done much to shape football/soccer, but how has soccer shaped Brazil? Despite the political and social importance of the beautiful game to the country, the subject has hitherto received little attention. This book presents groundbreaking work by historians and researchers from Brazil, the United States, Britain and France, who examine the political significance, in the broadest sense, of the sport in which Brazil has long been a world leader. The authors consider questions such as the relationship between soccer, the workplace and working class culture; the formation of Brazilian national identity; race relations; political and social movements; and the impact of the sport on social mobility. Contributions to the book range in time from the late nineteenth century, when the British first introduced the sport to Brazil, to the present day, as the 'country of soccer' prepares itself to host the 2014 World Cup, painting a vivid picture of the many ways in which soccer exists and functions in Brazil, both on and off the pitch.

The Price of Silence

The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities

The Price of Silence

Based on in-depth reporting, this authoritative account of the Duke lacrosse team rape case illuminates the ever-widening gap between America's rich and poor, and shows just how far the powerful will go to protect themselves.

Economics

Economics


Robbie Fowler: My Life In Football

Goals, Glory & The Lessons I've Learnt

Robbie Fowler: My Life In Football

To Liverpool fans, Robbie Fowler was 'God'. He is the sixth-highest goal scorer in the history of the Premier League and notched 183 goals for Liverpool alone. But before all of that, he was a Liverpool lad who loved the game, the Kop and everything that came with it. My Life In Football is the story of a boy who became a legend. Born in Liverpool in 1975, Robbie Fowler became a club icon by the time he was 18. Now, he takes us through the games that have shaped his life and football philosophy, over 25 years after he first signed as a professional for Liverpool. Engaging, personal and revealing, Robbie opens up about his astounding achievements, the price of fame and the regrets and struggles of being a professional footballer. From Hillsborough to Madrid, via the cup treble, that goal line celebration, hundreds of goals, Houllier, Benítez, Klopp and more, Robbie explains his thinking about the modern game. Inviting readers inside the dressing room, he shares stories of legendary teammates like Rush, Owen and Gerrard, as well as his rise to football's top table. How did he get back up so many times after the injuries that blighted his career? What gave him the drive to keep going and pursue his dreams? Robbie's My Life In Football harks back to a simpler time when fans and players shared the same story, and when the local boy really could dream of scoring a hat-trick for his home club when Saturday came.