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Problems With Data on the Sport Industry

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  • Brad R. Humphreys

    (University of Alberta, Canada, Brad.humphreys@ualberta.ca)

  • Jane E. Ruseski

    (University of Alberta, Canada)

Abstract

Estimating the size of the sport industry is an important exercise. Unlike other industries, the sport industry extends across the usual classifications of economic activity included in national income and product accounts (NIPAs) and includes mass participation in sport and watching, listening, and following sport competitions on various media. Data from each of these areas have problems that make it difficult to accurately estimate the size of the sport industry.

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Article provided by in its journal Journal of Sports Economics.

Volume (Year): 11 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
Pages: 60-76

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Handle: RePEc:sae:jospec:v:11:y:2010:i:1:p:60-76

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Keywords: sport industry; sport definition; data problems; industry size and scope;

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