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Que valent les compétitions sportives? Une nouvelle piste de réflexion

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In endeavoring to assess the value of sport competitions, sports economists usually rely on the concepts of competitive balance and competitive intensity. After showing the limitations of these two concepts, the objective of this research is to provide a new avenue of reflection in order to estimate the value of sports competitions. The proposed approach enables us to calculate the expected value of a sports competition by adding V1, the value determined by the nature of the quanta of action contributing to the quality of the competition, to V2, the value depending on the conditions necessary for achieving production. By way of illustration, four examples of calculation are presented in our last section. Résumé : Pour apprécier la valeur des compétitions sportives, les économistes du sport utilisent généralement les concepts d’équilibre compétitif et d’intensité compétitive. Après avoir montré les limites de ces deux concepts, l’objectif de ce travail est de proposer une nouvelle piste de réflexion pour estimer la valeur des compétitions sportives. La démarche envisagée conduit à calculer la valeur anticipée d’une compétition sportive en ajoutant V1, la part de la valeur déterminée par la nature des quanta d’action qui contribuent à la qualité de la compétition, et V2, la part de la valeur qui dépend des conditions de réalisation de la production. En guise d’illustration, quatre exemples de calcul sont présentés dans notre dernière partie.

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  • Bouvet, Patrick, 2011. "Que valent les compétitions sportives? Une nouvelle piste de réflexion," L'Actualité Economique, Société Canadienne de Science Economique, vol. 87(2), pages 205-222, juin.
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