|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Walter C. Neale 50 Years After: Beyond Competitive Balance, the League Standing Effect Tested With French Football Data|
league standing effect
|Citation:||Andreff W & Scelles N (2015) Walter C. Neale 50 Years After: Beyond Competitive Balance, the League Standing Effect Tested With French Football Data, Journal of Sports Economics, 16 (8), pp. 819-834.|
|Abstract:||In 1964, Neale suggested, in addition to competitive balance, a league standing effect that was never tested per se with empirical data. A model that explains fan attendance in the French football Ligue 1 over 2008-2011 is presented. It takes on-board point difference with the closest competitor chasing a different sporting stake, and positive and negative changes regarding the different sporting stakes. Econometric testing exhibits a negative impact of point difference (i.e., a positive impact of the possibilities of changes), a positive impact of positive changes, and no significant impact of negative changes.|
|Rights:||Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Journal of Sports Economics, 16.8, 2015 by SAGE. The original publication is available at: http://jse.sagepub.com/content/16/8/819|
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