What is it about?

This paper contributes to the scant literature on the management implications of football by highlighting how globalisation has affected and reconfigured professional sports using the influx of foreign players into the English football league as a point of departure.

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Why is it important?

Now that the world is in a lockdown and national football league games shelved, Olympics suspended and Qatar 2022 uncertain, the importance of this conversation warrants reflection.


This study has over 55 citations on GoogleScholar and timeless. It discusses the migratory pipelines in European Football taking the perspective of the English Premier League as a context.

Professor Nnamdi O Madichie
Nnamdi Azikiwe University

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This page is a summary of: Management implications of foreign players in the English Premiership League football, Management Decision, February 2009, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/00251740910929687.
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