Although many Reds look enviously at the way Barcelona Football Club
is run, all is not well in Catalonia, as IMUSA Chair and Press Officer
discovered whilst most Reds were sampling the Barcelona nightlife.
Barcelona FC is often held up as an example of how a Football Club can
be owned by its fans. Here, thanks to Steve Davies, we have a
translation from Catalan of the Statutes under which Barcelona
Barnsley to the Green Bay Packers - local and fan ownership
Jonathan Michie & Shay Ramalingam argue that mutual organisations
are effective in removing stakeholder conflict and that this form of
organisation would suit the culture, ethos and objectives of football
clubs. The paper discusses how this might be institutionalised through
the progressive transfer of shares to Trust status.
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for footballers and football clubs
Jonathan Michie and Shraddha Verma look at if and how footballers
should be taken into account on the balance sheets.
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Decisions and the Public Interest
Modern Corporations and the Case of Soccer
Rob Branston, Keith Cowling, Nestor Duch Brown, Jonathan Michie and
Roger Sugden discuss the governance of modern corporations and the
case for football.
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Clubs as Social or Financial Institutions?
Sean Hamil discusses the 'social' element of football and argues that
the contribution of 'fan equity' towards the financial success of
clubs is not fully appreciated by their current owners or the game's
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Evolution of Irish PLC Co-operatives - Lessons for English Football
Ann Bourke investigates the success of Co-operatives in the Irish
dairy industry and looks at the parallels with English Football.
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governance options for football clubs
Jonathan Michie and Andy Walsh look at the current trend of Football
Clubs to become PLCs and discuss a variety of alternative forms of
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