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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
Date accepted:No date available
Date deposited:19 February 2014
Date of first online publication:2014
Date first made open access:No date available

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