Efficiency in Knock-out Tournaments: Evidence from EURO 2004

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    This paper compares team performances in the EURO 2004 soccer tournament using average and frontier production functions to examine each teams' relative efficiency. The evidence suggests that while the eventual tournament winners were not obviously superior in terms of a range of individual performance criteria, they were one of the most efficient teams in converting overall match play into results.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)211-228
    Number of pages18
    JournalEuropean Sport Management Quarterly
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2008


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