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The Birkbeck Sports Business Centre launched a Research Paper Series in September 2008. The purpose of the series is to provide a forum for critical discussion on the key challenges facing the sports business. On the editorial board are Mr. Sean Hamil, Dr. Geoff Walters, Dr. Richard Tacon and Dr. Giambattista Rossi. Copies of published research papers are available to download below.

For further details contact Sean Hamil.

Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Research Paper, Volume 10, Number 2, March 2017: Place marketing and mega events: Intentions and short-term results of nation branding of Russia through the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Mr. Sergey Baryshnikov
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Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Research Paper, Volume 10, Number 1, January 2017: What is the role of an independent non-executive director on the board of a National Governing Body of Sport?. Mr. Patrick Nelson
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Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Research Paper, Volume 9, Number 4, October 2016: Pay and performance in Italian football. Prof. Dave Berri, Dr. Babatunde Buiramo, Dr. Giambattista Rossi and Prof. Rob Simmons.
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Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Research Paper, Volume 9, Number 3, September 2016: Economic evaluation of football players through media value. Dr. Pedro Garcia-del-Barrio and Dr. Francesc Pujol.
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Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Research Paper, Volume 9, Number 2, February 2016: Using Social Media to Identify Market Inefficiencies: Evidence from Twitter and Betfair. Dr. Alasdair Brown, Dr. Dooruj Rambaccussing, Dr. James Reade and Dr. Giambattista Rossi
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Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Research Paper, Volume 9, Number 1, January 2016: Production, efficiency and corruption in Italian Serie A : A DEA analysis. Dr. Giambattista Rossi, Dr. Gian Luca Di Tanna and Dr. Francesco Addesa.
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Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Research Paper, Volume 8, Number 3, December 2015: Cultivating and tending social capital: A case-study of Arsenal in the Community. Allon Hoskin.
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Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Research Paper, Volume 8, Number 2, February 2015: An Analysis of the Design of the PGA Tour’s FedExCup. Alan Cinnamond.
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Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Research Paper, Volume 8, Number 1, February 2015: Motivation, Segmentation, and the Mega-Tournament Experience: a Study of English Football Tourists at World Cup 2014. Phil Turbutt.
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Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Research Paper, Volume 7, Number 3, September 2014: Economic Model of Financial Fair Play in Professional Football: Richard Evans.
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Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Research Paper, Volume 7, Number 2, May 2014: A review of measures of competitive balance in the “analysis of competitive balance” literature: Richard Evans.
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Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Research Paper, Volume 7, Number 1, May 2014: Sport Policy Analytics for Professional Sports League: Richard Evans.
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Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Research Paper, Volume 6, Number 2,  December 2013: Going beyond on-pitch success: Fan engagement as a catalyst for growth: Nicole Allison.
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Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Research Paper, Volume 6, Number 1, July 2013: The Impact of Economic Growth on the Competitiveness of National Elite Sport Systems: Klaus Nielsen and Rasmus Storm.
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Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Research Paper, Volume 5, Number 2, March 2012: Football and Corporate Social Responsibility: Mark Panton.
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Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Research Paper, Volume 4, Number 1, July 2011: Corporate Social Responsibility in European Football: Dr Geoff Walters and Richard Tacon.
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Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Research Paper, Volume 4, Number 2, September 2011: The Role of the Board in National Governing Bodies of Sport: Dr Geoff Walters, Richard Tacon, Dr Linda Trenberth.
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Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Research Paper, Volume 3, Number 1, September 2010: Good Governance in Sport: A Survey of UK National Governing Bodies of Sport: Dr Geoff Walters, Dr Linda Trenberth, Richard Tacon.
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Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Research Paper, Volume 1, Number 1, September 2008: Bidding for Major Sporting Events: Key Issues and Challenges faced by Sports Governing Bodies in the UK: Dr Geoff Walters.
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