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Diversificación en la configuración de los equipos de la primera división española de fútbol/Diversification in the Team Configuration of the Spanish Football First Division



    () (Departamento de Dirección y Organización de Empresas, UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA, ESPAÑA.)


    () (Departamento de Dirección y Organización de Empresas, UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA, ESPAÑA.)


El diseño y configuración de los equipos deportivos se realiza de acuerdo con los objetivos establecidos por la institución a la que pertenecen. En este trabajo se analiza la configuración de los equipos y la eficacia en la consecución de éxitos deportivos tomando como referencia el índice de diversificación de Gollop y Monahan. Se plantea un modelo en el que los componentes de dicho índice se incorporan como variables explicativas de los resultados obtenidos por los equipos. La estimación del modelo se realiza con la técnica de clasificación ‘regression tree’, la muestra queda configurada por todos los equipos de las ediciones de la Liga de Primera División, de 2003/04 a 2010/11. Los resultados obtenidos en este trabajo, ponen de manifiesto especialmente la relevancia del equipo y las estrategias como modelo dominante en los equipos que han alcanzado el máximo nivel en esta competición. The design and configuration of sports teams is made according to the goals set by the institution to which they belong. This paper analyzes the team configuration and the effectiveness in the pursuit of sporting successes base don the Gollop and Monahan diversification index. In the model, the components of the index are incorporated as explanatory variables of results obtained. The estimation of the model is made with the technique of classification 'regression tree', the sample is configured for all teams in the editions of the First Division League of 2003/04 to 2010/11. Results from this work highlights especially the relevance of the teams strategies as a dominant model in teams that have reached the competition highest level.

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  • Espitia-Escuer, Manuel A. & García-Cebrián, Lucía Isabel, 2012. "Diversificación en la configuración de los equipos de la primera división española de fútbol/Diversification in the Team Configuration of the Spanish Football First Division," Estudios de Economia Aplicada, Estudios de Economia Aplicada, vol. 30, pages 527-544, Agosto.
  • Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:30_2_7

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    Diversificación en equipos deportivos; índice de diversificación; Liga Española de Fútbol ; Team Sport Diversification; Diversification Index; Football Teams; Spanish Liga.;

    JEL classification:

    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism
    • L25 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Performance
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity


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