Like father, like son : analyzing australian football's unique recruitment process

Stewart, Mark F., Stavros, Constantino, Phillips, Pamm, Mitchell, Heather and Barake, Adrian J. 2016, Like father, like son : analyzing australian football's unique recruitment process, Journal of sport management, vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 672-688, doi: 10.1123/jsm.2015-0254.

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Title Like father, like son : analyzing australian football's unique recruitment process
Author(s) Stewart, Mark F.
Stavros, Constantino
Phillips, PammORCID iD for Phillips, Pamm
Mitchell, Heather
Barake, Adrian J.
Journal name Journal of sport management
Volume number 30
Issue number 6
Start page 672
End page 688
Total pages 18
Publisher Human Kinetics
Place of publication Champaign, Ill.
Publication date 2016-11
ISSN 0888-4773
Keyword(s) sport economics
sport statistics
sports management
Social Sciences
Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism
Sport Sciences
Social Sciences - Other Topics
Business & Economics
Summary In 1949 the Australian Football League (AFL) introduced a distinctive father-son rule, which allows its member teams to prioritize the recruitment of the sons of former players who had played in a minimum number of games with that team. This paper reveals that some teams have been able to access a statistically significant advantage via this rule, confirming and quantifying that this unique exception compromised the AFL's reverseorder player draft. In more recent times, through complex reforms, this advantage has been significantly dissipated. Discussion presents this rule as a conundrum for managers as despite potentially compromising the draft, it provides opportunities for off-field marketing communications strategies.
Language eng
DOI 10.1123/jsm.2015-0254
Field of Research 150404 Sport and Leisure Management
1504 Commercial Services
Socio Economic Objective 909999 Commercial Services and Tourism not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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