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The Use of Simulation Technology in Sport Finance Courses: The Case of the Oakland A’s Baseball Business Simulator


  • Joris, Drayer
  • Daniel, Rascher


Teaching a graduate level sport finance class can be quite complex. With a variety of concepts, such as pricing, budgeting, and public funding, to convey in a limited amount of time, new forms of pedagogy are necessary to assist instructors as this technologically-advanced generation enters into academia. Subsequently, technology has been created to apply basic concepts related to finance to the complexity of a professional sports organization. One such program is the Oakland A’s Baseball Business Simulator. Through interviews and “emotional recall” (Ellis, 2004), this evaluative case study seeks to determine the effectiveness of this technology within this environment.

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  • Joris, Drayer & Daniel, Rascher, 2007. "The Use of Simulation Technology in Sport Finance Courses: The Case of the Oakland A’s Baseball Business Simulator," MPRA Paper 25802, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:25802

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    1. Irwin, Richard L. & Ryan, Timothy D., 2013. "Get real: Using engagement with practice to advance theory transfer and production," Sport Management Review, Elsevier, vol. 16(1), pages 12-16.

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    Business simulation; sports business; sport finance; web-based simulations; business of baseball; case study.;

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


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