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Futebol: The Beautiful Game
Rodriguez, Peter L.; Allayannis, George (Yiorgos); Yemen, Ryan Case GEM-0138 / Published September 16, 2015 / 20 pages.
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Product Overview

A principal objective of economic thinking is to inform key decisions made by firms and their managers. One of the most important topics for managers concerns the basic choices about labor: How many people should I hire, and what should I pay them? Using the context of football (soccer) in Brazil, this case can be used to explore players' current and future worth to a team. Analysis could include marginal product of labor, marginal revenue product, team profitability, and how managers might fund player acquisitions and still generate consistent profits.

Learning Objectives

-examine wage or salary determinations in labor markets -understand how labor markets work -explore acquisition funding in the context of a team sport

  • Overview

    A principal objective of economic thinking is to inform key decisions made by firms and their managers. One of the most important topics for managers concerns the basic choices about labor: How many people should I hire, and what should I pay them? Using the context of football (soccer) in Brazil, this case can be used to explore players' current and future worth to a team. Analysis could include marginal product of labor, marginal revenue product, team profitability, and how managers might fund player acquisitions and still generate consistent profits.

  • Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

    -examine wage or salary determinations in labor markets -understand how labor markets work -explore acquisition funding in the context of a team sport