Success In Soccer And Economic Performance: Evidence From Besiktas-Turkey

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Onur Ince Ph.D., Assistant Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: This paper investigates the connection between Turkish industrial production growth and the success of Besiktas, which is a popular Turkish soccer team. The empirical evidence provided in the paper suggests that industrial production growth tends to increase with the success of Besiktas in European cups. Moreover, if the winnings are in displacement, the increase in industrial production is higher than if the winnings are in the home field. On the other hand, findings on the effects of domestic games on industrial performance are not statistically significant.

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Berument, H., Ince, O. & Yucel, E.M. Success in soccer and economic performance: Evidence from Besiktas-Turkey. RISEC 53, 260–274 (2006). Publisher version of record available at:
Language: English
Date: 2006
industrial production, sports economics, soccer

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