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Regulation und regulatorisches Ausmaß zur Sicherung von Wettbewerbsintegrität ó Eine gütertheoretische Perspektive auf sportliche Positionswettbewerbe


  • Lutz Thieme
  • Joachim Lammert


Integrity is a basic element of sporting competitions and a central category of sport economics. While contributions based on the New Institutional Economics ask for extensive regulations to ensure a perfect integrity, practitioners ask for a more moderate regulatory level. To solve this disaccord we follow the question of a theoretical background for regulatory interventions, in order to analyse their level of efficiency. Based on commodity theory, and focusing on subtractability and exclusion, we show that integrity has the characteristics of a common-pool resource. Thus dynamic perception replaces the notion of integrity as a binary construct and consumers are incorporated as endogenous stakeholders. Thereby we can solve the mentioned disaccord. Furthermore, based on these findings we examine both rules and modes of competitions and institutional arrangements of sport governing bodies as categories of maintenance and consumption of the common-pool resource.

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  • Lutz Thieme & Joachim Lammert, 2013. "Regulation und regulatorisches Ausmaß zur Sicherung von Wettbewerbsintegrität ó Eine gütertheoretische Perspektive auf sportliche Positionswettbewerbe," Schmollers Jahrbuch : Journal of Applied Social Science Studies / Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin, vol. 133(4), pages 563-594.
  • Handle: RePEc:aeq:aeqsjb:v133_y2013_i4_q4_p563-594

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    JEL classification:

    • D61 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis
    • K23 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - Regulated Industries and Administrative Law
    • L51 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Economics of Regulation
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism


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