The business of football
The business of football

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The business of football

Final thoughts

In this week you have started to gain some insight into globalisation and power and how it affects the business of football and other businesses.

You began by examining some of the ways that the business of football has spread across the globe. You considered a number of aspects of globalisation including:

  • the history of the globalisation of football
  • some of the factors that have driven the globalisation of the football industry in particular the market for global players.

You then examined dimensions of power and explored how both João Havelange and Sepp Blatter worked to increase the influence, commercialisation and reach of FIFA during their time in office.

Finish off this week by posting in the course forum [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]   any final thoughts you have about subjects discussed in this course and your next steps in writing an article or further study.

Thank you very much for joining us on this journey through the business of football. We hope this course has provided you with new insights into the football industry.

In Week 1 you investigated the wider business that sits around the football industry and explored some of the ways in which this is both similar to and different from other types of business. In Week 2 you focused on the individuals working in the football industry and gained perspective on what motivated them to come to work and what makes teams successful. In this final week we explored two issues of interest to industry globalisation and power.

Well done for completing The business of football. If you have studied the full course and completed all the quizzes you will receive a Statement of Participation certificate as a record of your achievement. You can access and print it from your MyOpenLearn profile.

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Throughout the course our aim has been to use the football industry as a lens through which you can view the world of business. Material from this course has been produced using concepts and theories taken from our new BA in Business Management (Sport and Football). If you have enjoyed this course and are interested in studying further with us find out more about this and other programmes within the OU.

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