The effect of geographic proximity and rivalry on performance: Evidence from the English football league

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dc.contributor.author Doran, Justin
dc.contributor.author Jordan, Declan
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-18T10:42:06Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-18T10:42:06Z
dc.date.issued 2018-01-19
dc.identifier.citation Doran, J. and Jordan, D. (2018) 'The effect of geographical proximity and rivalry on performance: evidence from the English Football League', Regional Studies, pp. 1-11. doi: 10.1080/00343404.2017.1414177 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 11 en
dc.identifier.issn 0034-3404
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/5814
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/00343404.2017.1414177
dc.description.abstract Using data on league position for clubs that have participated in English football leagues for 21 seasons, this paper tests, using spatial econometric techniques, whether clubs’ within-season performances are positively affected by better performances of other clubs located geographically closer to them. The paper provides evidence of positive spatial dependence between clubs’ performance. This means that proximity to high-performing clubs drives others to perform better, ceteris paribus. This is consistent with the view in regional analysis that spatial factors are important considerations in understanding business performance. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en
dc.relation.uri https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00343404.2017.1414177
dc.rights © 2018 Regional Studies Association. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Regional Studies on 19/01/2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00343404.2017.1414177 en
dc.subject Geographical proximity en
dc.subject Local rivalry en
dc.subject Sport en
dc.subject English football leagues en
dc.subject Spatial econometrics en
dc.subject Performance en
dc.subject English League en
dc.title The effect of geographic proximity and rivalry on performance: Evidence from the English football league en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Justin Doran, Economics, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: justin.doran@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2019-06-19
dc.date.updated 2018-04-17T13:47:43Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Regional Studies en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress justin.doran@ucc.ie en


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