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Muscle drain versus brain gain in association football : technology transfer through player emigration and manager immigration.

Allan, G.J. and Moffat, J. (2014) 'Muscle drain versus brain gain in association football : technology transfer through player emigration and manager immigration.', Applied economics letters., 21 (7). pp. 490-493.

Abstract

To test theories of migration and economic development, this article examines whether international football teams benefit from having players playing abroad in stronger leagues and from employing managers from countries with stronger leagues. The results provide evidence in support of the former effect. However, there is a negative impact from employing managers from countries with superior leagues.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Migration, Human capital, Association football, FIFA ranking.
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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13504851.2013.870641
Publisher statement:Allan, G.J. and Moffat, J. (2014) 'Muscle drain versus brain gain in association football : technology transfer through player emigration and manager immigration.', Applied economics letters., 21 (7). pp. 490-493, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13504851.2013.870641
Record Created:19 Feb 2014 10:05
Last Modified:05 Jul 2015 00:30

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