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    Uncertainty of Outcome, in Sports and in Collections of Scholarly Papers

    Not knowing how a game of sports will end is said to heighten the attraction of watching it. This is the subject of a recent anthology, Outcome Uncertainty in Sporting Events: Winning, Losing and Competitive Balance edited by Plácido Rodríguez, Stefan Kesenne & Brad R. Humphreys (Edward Elgar). Kjetil K. Haugen has spent a fair amount of time and thought on the Uncertainty of Outcome hypothesis, which is evident in his review.

    Useful for almost anyone interested in sports, but primarily as introductions

    Pam Sailors finds a useful metaphor in the Swiss army knife when reviewing Ethics and Governance in Sport: The future of sport imagined, edited by Yves Vanden Auweele, Elaine Cook & Jim Parry (Routledge) – both are brilliantly designed, with many small and useful implements/chapters, but one requires sturdier stuff in order to construct big houses or conceive and conduct in-depth studies of sports.

    Handbook with several interesting contributions but not quite up to the competition

    Harry Arne Solberg reviews The Oxford Handbook of Sport Economics in two volumes, The Economics of Sports and Economics Through Sports, edited by Stephen Shmanske and Leo H. Kahane.

    Following the principle of fit?

    The Routledge Handbook of Sport Management, edited by Leigh Robinson, Packianathan Chelladurai, Guillaume Bodet & Paul Downward, gets a constructively critical, thoroughly readable, and vastly instructive review by Cecilia Stenling.
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