Football is significant in the global economic context. However, the same significance is not identified in the value added to the chain, as the elements that make it up act in a disintegrated and independent manner with undesired effects. Consequently, it is necessary to structure the undesired effects to seek the basic causes that sustain this problematic situation. Thus, this paper aims to use a CRT to structure the undesired effects and basic causes that limit the positive economic impacts of the south Brazilian football value chain.
A semi-structured questionnaire was applied with questions about the existing constraints. Based on the answers in the interviews, the current reality tree was elaborated, premised on identifying the basic causes that sustain the undesirable effects detected.
Among the main results, it was identified that management problems of the traditional leaders of football clubs and federations are considered the main reason why south of Brazil football cannot fully exploit its economic potential.
It is evidenced that the paper shows the undesired effect that has the most impact on the development of this chain, and it is important to propose improvements to its root causes, aiming at greater efficacy of the resulting actions.
The authors thank CNPq (Centro Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico) for the financial support in developing this study.
Co-author, Rosiane Serrano, expresses her gratitude to IFRS – Campus Erechim (Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Rio Grande do Sul – Campus Erechim) for its sponsorship of the development of this research.
Serrano, R., Lacerda, D.P., Cassel, R.A., Soares, P.F. and Piran, F.S. (2019), "An exploration into the understanding of football value chain in south of Brazil", International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Vol. 27 No. 3, pp. 644-665. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOA-12-2017-1311
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