Economics, Management and Optimization in Sports

  • Sergiy Butenko
  • Jaime Gil-Lafuente
  • Panos M. Pardalos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Vladimir Boginski, Sergiy Butenko, Panos M. Pardalos
    Pages 1-13
  3. Jaime Gil Lafuente
    Pages 101-120
  4. Tim McGarry
    Pages 203-223
  5. Abderrahmane Aggoun, Alkis Vazacopoulos
    Pages 243-264
  6. Vladimir Boginski, Sergiy Butenko, Panos M. Pardalos, Oleg Prokopyev
    Pages 265-277
  7. Stefan Szymanski
    Pages 289-300

About this book


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.


Baseball Basketball Economics Football Management Operations Research Optimization Soccer Sports

Editors and affiliations

  • Sergiy Butenko
    • 1
  • Jaime Gil-Lafuente
    • 2
  • Panos M. Pardalos
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringTexas A & M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsUniversity of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Industrial and Systems Engineering DepartmentUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05849-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-24734-0
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