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The impact of sports ethics of professional baseball player to the development of sports industry in Taiwan


  • Chih-Tung Hsiao
  • Hui-Ling Peng
  • Hui-Hua Huang



Once countries develop economically to a certain degree, they typically develop sports industries to further improve the welfare of their citizens and to stimulate further economic development. The successful development of sports industries, however, is affected by the impact of many environmental factors. The Enron scandal has caused ethical topics to become a subject of worldwide focus. This paper studies Taiwanese professional baseball to examine how ethical factors impact the survival and development of baseball teams. In reality, the operation of professional baseball is primarily affected by the impact of the ethical views of players as well as cultural environmental factors. These factors interact to form a complex and dynamic system. This study uses system dynamics to examine the systemic structure of the development of Taiwanese professional baseball. We present a dynamic model for the development of professional baseball and examine the impact of sports ethics and societal gambling trends on the development of professional baseball in Taiwan, and then discuss relevant topics. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012

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  • Chih-Tung Hsiao & Hui-Ling Peng & Hui-Hua Huang, 2012. "The impact of sports ethics of professional baseball player to the development of sports industry in Taiwan," Quality & Quantity: International Journal of Methodology, Springer, vol. 46(6), pages 1753-1767, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:qualqt:v:46:y:2012:i:6:p:1753-1767
    DOI: 10.1007/s11135-011-9556-4

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