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Loughborough University LLP310

Sport Economics and Law

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Assessment 1

Module Code: LLP310

Module Title: Sport Economics and Law

Assignment

50% of total mark

Individual Assessment

2000 words

You are required to prepare a written report on the topic below. The assignment will assess

your understanding and application of fundamental business and economic concepts highly

relevant to the sport industry context (especially related to professional sport league

sustainability) and assist to develop effective written communication, information literacy

and critical evaluation skills.

Topic

While sports leagues appear to be necessary for the delivery of competitive matches and

seasons, they often actually function to maximise profits for team owners. What should

governments do to ensure that the interests of all stakeholders are protected without

jeopardizing the competitive environment established by leagues?

Guidelines for submission of written work:

It is recommended that you use REPORT rather than essay style (e.g., use headings/sub

headings) in order to help better plan and structure the paper.

• Introduction – Purpose, aim etc

• Background – Why is this an important issue? Brief overview of league business models

(profit or win maximising) and structures/processes

• Key issues - Impacting on league business models (revenue sharing) and potential for

government intervention - link to and explain using economic concepts

• Likely outcomes - Impacts, benefits of government intervention – on different

stakeholders

• Summary and conclusions - What are your conclusions (did you answer the question?)

Institute for Sport Business

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You will be expected to collate, analyse and synthesise/integrate information relevant to

the topic and support your position/recommendations with evidence from a variety of

current resources such as academic and industry journals as well as government reports and

studies.

This means that you will need to demonstrate that you have done a reasonable amount of

research. There will be a range of views/evidence that varies in quality, currency etc. How

have you ‘massaged’ this together to make sense of it for the reader? Are you able to use a

variety of different viewpoints and develop a coherent argument? the key here is to have a

variety of current sources. Don’t make the mistake of saying that the ‘currently the situation

is’ and then quote a 1989 source. You can use government /consultant/industry reports,

journal articles as well as books. You should also consider what is happening in different

jurisdictions?? Do different sport systems/leagues have similar issues/problems? There is no

magic number of references – 6 is probably too few - 30 is probably too many (to be able to

integrate/synthesize). Make sure they are relevant to the topic and useful – to help you

answer the question. Similarly, a long list of references is of little value if it is obvious that

you haven’t read them and they have not been used well.

An assignment that is primarily descriptive and based on personal opinion is not appropriate

for this level of study (you must use data and a variety of references).

1. Use an appropriate and consistent referencing and presentation format

2. Indicate the word count on the cover sheet (excluding table of contents, references

and any appendices)

3. Don’t use lecture notes as a reference

Searching the literature

in terms of searching for materials, there are a number of relevant databases. success all

depends on the search terms - don't be too narrow (e.g., ‘benefits of league expansion’) or

too broad (e.g. ‘sports leagues’). You should use a number of different approaches and

include a variety of terms. Also check the books and other sources in the reading list.

You are unlikely to find too many sources that directly discuss the question – you will need

to use the sources you locate and interpret and synthesize them to use as examples and

evidence.

Assignment Marking Criteria

The written papers will be assessed using the following criteria:

• Research: e.g., comprehensiveness (depth, currency and variety of sources)

(15 points)

• Content: e.g., cohesiveness, integration and synthesis of information/data

from references, depth to which position is supported, link between

literature, analysis/discussion and recommendations (25 points)

• Presentation quality: e.g., structure and flow, quality control, referencing (10

points)

Submission Date: 8thMarch 2019, 3pm.

Submission Guidelines: via Turnitin

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Assessment 1

Module Code: LLP310

Module Title: Sport Economics and Law

Assignment

50% of total mark

Individual Assessment

2000 words

You are required to prepare a written report on the topic below. The assignment will assess

your understanding and application of fundamental business and economic concepts highly

relevant to the sport industry context (especially related to professional sport league

sustainability) and assist to develop effective written communication, information literacy

and critical evaluation skills.

Topic

While sports leagues appear to be necessary for the delivery of competitive matches and

seasons, they often actually function to maximise profits for team owners. What should

governments do to ensure that the interests of all stakeholders are protected without

jeopardizing the competitive environment established by leagues?

Guidelines for submission of written work:

It is recommended that you use REPORT rather than essay style (e.g., use headings/sub

headings) in order to help better plan and structure the paper.

• Introduction – Purpose, aim etc

• Background – Why is this an important issue? Brief overview of league business models

(profit or win maximising) and structures/processes

• Key issues - Impacting on league business models (revenue sharing) and potential for

government intervention - link to and explain using economic concepts

• Likely outcomes - Impacts, benefits of government intervention – on different

stakeholders

• Summary and conclusions - What are your conclusions (did you answer the question?)

Institute for Sport Business

2

You will be expected to collate, analyse and synthesise/integrate information relevant to

the topic and support your position/recommendations with evidence from a variety of

current resources such as academic and industry journals as well as government reports and

studies.

This means that you will need to demonstrate that you have done a reasonable amount of

research. There will be a range of views/evidence that varies in quality, currency etc. How

have you ‘massaged’ this together to make sense of it for the reader? Are you able to use a

variety of different viewpoints and develop a coherent argument? the key here is to have a

variety of current sources. Don’t make the mistake of saying that the ‘currently the situation

is’ and then quote a 1989 source. You can use government /consultant/industry reports,

journal articles as well as books. You should also consider what is happening in different

jurisdictions?? Do different sport systems/leagues have similar issues/problems? There is no

magic number of references – 6 is probably too few - 30 is probably too many (to be able to

integrate/synthesize). Make sure they are relevant to the topic and useful – to help you

answer the question. Similarly, a long list of references is of little value if it is obvious that

you haven’t read them and they have not been used well.

An assignment that is primarily descriptive and based on personal opinion is not appropriate

for this level of study (you must use data and a variety of references).

1. Use an appropriate and consistent referencing and presentation format

2. Indicate the word count on the cover sheet (excluding table of contents, references

and any appendices)

3. Don’t use lecture notes as a reference

Searching the literature

in terms of searching for materials, there are a number of relevant databases. success all

depends on the search terms - don't be too narrow (e.g., ‘benefits of league expansion’) or

too broad (e.g. ‘sports leagues’). You should use a number of different approaches and

include a variety of terms. Also check the books and other sources in the reading list.

You are unlikely to find too many sources that directly discuss the question – you will need

to use the sources you locate and interpret and synthesize them to use as examples and

evidence.

Assignment Marking Criteria

The written papers will be assessed using the following criteria:

• Research: e.g., comprehensiveness (depth, currency and variety of sources)

(15 points)

• Content: e.g., cohesiveness, integration and synthesis of information/data

from references, depth to which position is supported, link between

literature, analysis/discussion and recommendations (25 points)

• Presentation quality: e.g., structure and flow, quality control, referencing (10

points)

Submission Date: 8thMarch 2019, 3pm.

Submission Guidelines: via Turnitin

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