The Economic Development of the Australian Football League

@inproceedings{Booth2006TheED,
  title={The Economic Development of the Australian Football League},
  author={Ross Booth},
  year={2006}
}
This paper begins with a brief review of the evolution of the unique brand of Australian football and the development of a fully-professional and national Australian Football League (AFL) comprising 16 clubs from the Victorian Football League (VFL) formed in 1897. Analysis of clubs' finances and stated objectives suggest that AFL clubs are win-maximisers (subject to breaking even financially) rather than profit maximisers. The win-maximising objective stems from the nature of club ownership. Of… Expand

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