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Competitive balance and attention level effects: Theoretical considerations and preliminary evidence

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  • Pawlowski, Tim
  • Budzinski, Oliver

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We try to better understand possible reasons for deviations between statistically-measured competitive balance (CB) and perceived CB. Moreover, we suggest answers to the following questions: are there specific dimensions of CB that are perceived to be significantly less balanced in the Danish Superligaen compared to the other two leagues? Are there objective measures that confirm the fans' perception or does OCB in general deviate from PCB?

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  • Pawlowski, Tim & Budzinski, Oliver, 2014. "Competitive balance and attention level effects: Theoretical considerations and preliminary evidence," Ilmenau Economics Discussion Papers 84, Ilmenau University of Technology, Institute of Economics.
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    1. Budzinski, Oliver & Pawlowski, Tim, 2014. "The behavioural economics of competitive balance: Implications for league policy and championship management," Ilmenau Economics Discussion Papers 89, Ilmenau University of Technology, Institute of Economics.

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    competitive balance; sports economics; behavioural economics; mid-term outcome uncertainty; fan perception;

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