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Economics, Management and Optimization in Sports - Sergiy Butenko

Economics, Management and Optimization in Sports

By: Sergiy Butenko (Editor), Jaime Gil-Lafuente (Editor), Panos M. Pardalos (Editor), Juan Antonio Samaranch (Foreword by)

Hardcover Published: 8th January 2004
ISBN: 9783540207122
Number Of Pages: 300

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Ever since the first Olympic Games in Ancient Greece, sports have become an integral part of human civilization. The last decade has been commemorated by the centennial celebration of the modern Olympic movement. With great anticipation, the Olympics return to Athens, Greece, and we are once again reminded that we live in one of the most exciting periods in the history of sports. Reflecting back on my years of service as the International Olympic Com­ mittee president, I cannot overlook the remarkable changes that have taken place in the world of sports during these two decades. The technological de­ velopment and consequent globalization of the world economy opened up a window of new opportunities for the sports industry. As a result, manage­ ment, economics, and other sciences have become a significant part of modern sports. It is my pleasure to introduce this volume comprising an interesting collec­ tion of papers dealing with various aspects of management, economics and optimization applied to sports. May this book serve as a valuable source of information to researchers and practitioners as well as to casual readers look­ ing for a deeper insight into the magnificent world of sports.

Matrix-based Methods for College Football Rankingsp. 1
Who's the Best? Data Envelopment Analysis and Ranking Players in the National Football Leaguep. 15
Dynamic Programming and Time Related Strategies in Sportsp. 31
Using Statistics to Predict Scores in English Premier League Soccerp. 43
Modelling and Forecasting Match Results in the English Premier League and Football Leaguep. 59
Restructuring the Belgian Professional Football League: A Location-Allocation Solutionp. 79
The Best Systems for Appointing Refereesp. 101
Fashion Accessory, Social Identity or Tribal Uniform?p. 121
Modeling a Baseball Game to Optimize Pitcher Substitution Strategies Using Dynamic Programmingp. 131
Mega Deal? A Relative Performance Analysis for Major League Baseball Playersp. 163
Market Inefficiencies in Player Head to Head Betting on the 2003 Cricket World Cupp. 185
Searching for Patterns in Sports Contestsp. 203
Track and Field Performance Data and Prediction Models: Promises and Fallaciesp. 225
Using Response Surface Models for Evolutionary Estimation of Optimum Running Timesp. 235
Solving Sports Scheduling and Timetabling Problems with Constraint Programmingp. 243
Collaboration Networks in Sportsp. 265
The Holdup System for Grouping Minor Hockey Participants Into Age Divisionsp. 279
Promotion and Relegation in Rent Seeking Contestsp. 289
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ISBN: 9783540207122
ISBN-10: 3540207120
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 8th January 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.37