Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/12347
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport Journal Articles
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Structure and change in professional football: An Old Firm's search for a new market
Authors: Morrow, Stephen
Contact Email: s.h.morrow@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: 7-Jan-2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Citation: Morrow S Structure and change in professional football: An Old Firm's search for a new market, Soccer and Society, 14 (4), pp. 462-484.
Abstract: Football in Scotland is dominated by two clubs, Celtic and Rangers. For more than a decade these clubs have been regularly linked with a move out of Scottish football, usually to a league organized in its much larger neighbour, England, or to some form of pan-European league. The discussion of possible structural change within the European football field has been stimulated by adjustments to its financial arrangements. Many of these changes have had a particularly marked impact on clubs in smaller countries within that field such as Scotland. Moreover, the political union, that is the UK, provides a distinct context within which to consider issues of football policy and structural change. Within this context, this paper seeks to use institutional theory to explain the behaviour of Celtic and Rangers in seeking to change the logics of the European football field and to describe responses thereto from other actors in the Scottish part of the field.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/12347
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14660970.2012.753531
Rights: The publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository. Please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study.
Affiliation: Sport

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Structure and change in professional football.pdf183.07 kBAdobe PDFUnder Embargo until 31/12/2999     Request a copy

Note: If any of the files in this item are currently embargoed, you can request a copy directly from the author by clicking the padlock icon above. However, this facility is dependant on the depositor still being contactable at their original email address.

This item is protected by original copyright



Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact library@stir.ac.uk providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.