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The Resource Joining the clubs : the business of the National Hockey League to 1945, J. Andrew Ross

Joining the clubs : the business of the National Hockey League to 1945, J. Andrew Ross

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Joining the clubs : the business of the National Hockey League to 1945
Title
Joining the clubs
Title remainder
the business of the National Hockey League to 1945
Statement of responsibility
J. Andrew Ross
Title variation
Business of the National Hockey League to 1945
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Language
eng
Summary
How did a small Canadian regional league come to dominate a North American continental sport? Joining the Clubs: The Business of the National Hockey League to 1945 tells the fascinating story, offering a play-by-play of cooperation and competition among owners, players, arenas, and spectators that produced a major league business enterprise. Ross explores the ways in which the NHL organized itself to maintain long-term stability, deal with its labor force, and adapted its product and structure to the demands of local, regional, and international markets. He argues that sports leagues like the NHL pursued a strategy that responded both to standard commercial incentives and to consumer demands for cultural meaning. Leagues successfully used the cartel form--an ostensibly illegal association of businesses that cooperated to monopolize the market for professional hockey--along with a focus on locally branded clubs, to manage competition and attract spectators to the sport. In addition, the NHL had another special challenge: unlike other major leagues, it was a binational league that had to sell its sport in two different countries. Joining the Clubs pays close attention to national differences, as well as to the context of a historical period characterized by war and peace, by rapid economic growth and dire recession, and by the momentous technological and social changes of the modern age--Page [4] of cover
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Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Sports and entertainment
Joining the clubs : the business of the National Hockey League to 1945, J. Andrew Ross
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Joining the clubs : the business of the National Hockey League to 1945, J. Andrew Ross
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1j1nvzt
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-414) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "A rather unique sort of organization" -- Industrializing a game : 1875-1916 -- A reorganization : 1917-1923 -- Transplanting the clubs : 1923-1926 -- Creating a major league : 1926-1929 -- Becoming "the big thing" : 1929-1935 -- Integrating the amateurs : 1935-1939 -- Managing a morale business : 1939-1945 -- Conclusion: Culture and structure
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 442 pages)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9780815652939
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Media category
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Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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illustrations, map.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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