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12.13.19 - The Business of Sports (Live Webinar) 8 CPE / 7 CLE

12.13.19 - The Business of Sports (Live Webinar) 8 CPE / 7 CLE

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Course Number:MANSPORT19-W
  • When:Friday, December 13th, 2019. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
  • Location:Your home or office
  • CPE Credits:8 Management CPE
  • CLE Credits:7 Substantive CLE / 6 Substantive CLE (PA)*
  • Delivery Method:Group Internet-Based

We all love to follow our favorite teams in the National Football League (NFL) and Major League Baseball (MLB).  We spend our nights and weekends eagerly watching ESPN for the latest scores and trade gossip. But despite all the fun, professional sports leagues and teams are big business. This provides a great opportunity to use sports as a backdrop to examine disciplines like management, marketing, economics, and law.

During our morning session, Dr. Richard Brown will examine NFL and MLB dynamics from the perspective of individual teams.  He will discuss team decision-making and planning functions, competitive moves, organizational constraints, franchising elements, unionization, and industry structure.  This will lay a foundation for the afternoon session, which will cover franchising systems and logic. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the key elements of collective bargaining agreements, as well as the impact these agreements have on business entities
  • Analyze the competitive forces exerted on individual teams
  • Discuss industry structure

The Presenter:
Richard S. Brown, Ph.D. is a professor of Strategic Management at Penn State University - Harrisburg. He has taught at many universities in the Philadelphia area. Courses taught include Strategic Management, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Entrepreneurship & Innovation. He has published twenty academic articles in these fields on topics such as mechanism design, franchising, game theory and international location choice. 

When: Friday, December 13th, 2019. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
Where:Your home or office
Speaker: Richard S. Brown, Ph.D.
CPE Credits: 8 Management CPE
CLE Credits: 7 Substantive CLE / 6 Substantive CLE (PA)*
Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
Tech Support: Bill Kline Email: [email protected] or Phone: 267-251-3805

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* McDevitt and Kline's live, internet-based courses are approved as Distance Learning courses by the PA Supreme Court CLE Board. For additional information, please visit Check with your State CLE Board for rules pertaining to live webcasts. These rules differ from state to state. For example, PA attorneys may earn up to 6 CLE credits per compliance period via live webcasts (or 6 out of 12 credits per year); NJ and DE attorneys may earn up to 12 CLE credits per compliance period via live webcasts (or 12 out of 24 credits per two years).

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