The business of football
The business of football

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The business of football

Week 3 Globalisation and power relationships

Introduction to Week 3

Ben and Jacky introduce you to Week 3, the final week of the course.
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Ben Oakley
The football business goes back to the middle of the 19th century.
Jacky Hinton
And, while the game went around the world at an early stage, the really dramatic rise in football's reach and popularity has happened since the 1990s.
Ben Oakley
Here you examine the way globalisation has changed the game of football, and the wider business community.
Jacky Hinton
You will also look at the role of one of the key players, Joao Havelange. We’ll see how he used his power as Head of FIFA to team up with big business, and spread Football across the world.
Ben Oakley
BBC Football experts and academics will give their own unique perspectives on these issues to provide you with an insight into two areas that have a huge impact on business today -globalisation and power.
Jacky Hinton
And at the end of the week it's your opportunity to write your own article on the business of football.
Jacky Hinton
We hope you enjoy this final week – good luck with your learning.
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Welcome to the final week of The business of football.

So far we have introduced you to a range of ideas about business and management and shown how they might operate in the football business. In Week 1 you explored the shape of the business of football and some ways in which it is both similar to and different from other businesses. In Week 2 we introduced you to some of the factors that might affect motivation and effectiveness of individuals and teams in football and business more generally.

In this final week you will move on to examine two topical areas which affect most if not all businesses today and have a particular relevance in world of football: globalisation and power relationships. The intriguing questions you will start to address are:

  • How is the football business expanding and operating globally?
  • What are some of the power relationships that play a part in making football the business it is today?
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