CInSt Research Seminar "The role of social capital in national football team success": Inna Zaytseva (HSE University)
Inna Zaytseva will present joint research with Leonid Polishchuk "The role of social capital in national football team success" on CInSt research seminar on November 28th.
The article analyses the impact of country level social capital on national football team success. Football being a team sport appears to be a clear illustration of the collective actions problem, wherein the national team players’ ability to interact on the pitch tends to be a cultural phenomenon predetermined at a national level. This paper suggests a theoretical model of national football team performance, which demonstrates that social capital facilitates the coordination of the players' efforts, and also increases efforts for a common success. The regression analysis of data on 34 European countries in 2004-2014 demonstrates that national football team performance is positively affected by the social capital measured at country level. Moreover the analysis reveals the complementary effect of talent and social capital. The obtained results provide a deeper understanding of the nature of national sporting success in football, which in turn has a positive impact on the economic, political and social spheres of the society.
Date: November 28th, 2019, 6:10-7:30 pm.
Location: K416, 11 Pokrovsky Boulevard, Moscow.
Working language: English.
All welcome. If you don't have an HSE ID, please register before 2:00 PM on November 28th: cinst.hse.ru/register.