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Il Competitive Balance nel campionato italiano di Basket


  • Francesco Addesa


Introduzione – 1. Il Competitive Balance negli Sport Professionistici –2. Misurazioni Alternative del Competitive Balance – 3. Il Caso della Pallacanestro in Italia – Conclusioni – Bibliografia. – Abstract: Il presente lavoro analizza l’andamento del CB nel campionato italiano di pallacanestro. Innanzitutto si è guardato all’evoluzione del CB dal 1957 al 2009: la deviazione standard mostra che l’equilibrio delle singole stagioni non varia significativamente nel tempo, l’indice di Herfindahl-Hirschman che sempre più squadre si sono inserite nella lotta per il titolo, in particolare dopo la sentenza Bosman. Successivamente, ci si concentra sul comportamento del CB nelle stagioni post-Bosman e sulla sua relazione con il numero di stranieri, attraverso un’analisi sia descrittiva che econometrica che sembra evidenziare una certa correlazione negativa tra le due variabili. […] This paper aims at analysing the performance of CB in Italian basketball championship. First, it examines the evolution of CB from 1957 to 2009: the standard deviation shows the degree of competition of the single seasons does not vary significantly, the Herfindahl-Hirschman index highlights more and more teams became competitive for the title, especially after Bosman sentence. Then, it focuses on CB of the seasons following that sentence and on its relationship with the number of foreign players, making use of both descriptive and econometric analysis which seems to point out a certain negative correlation between the two variables. […]

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  • Francesco Addesa, 2009. "Il Competitive Balance nel campionato italiano di Basket," Rivista di Diritto ed Economia dello Sport, Centro di diritto e business dello Sport, vol. 5(2), pages 87-109, Settembre.
  • Handle: RePEc:rde:rivdes:200902addesa

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    1. Michela Pierini, 2011. "Diritti Tv E Competitive Balance Nel Calcio Professionistico Italiano," Rivista di Diritto ed Economia dello Sport, Centro di diritto e business dello Sport, vol. 7(2), pages 87-113, September.
    2. Paolo Di Betta & Carlo Amenta, 2010. "A die-hard aristocracy: competitive balance in Italian soccer, 1929-2009," Rivista di Diritto ed Economia dello Sport, Centro di diritto e business dello Sport, vol. 6(2), pages 13-40, Settembre.

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    Basketball; Competitive balance; Sport Economics;

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    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism


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