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The effect of incentives on sabotage: The case of Spanish football. / del Corral, J; Prieto-Rodriguez, J; Simmons, R.

In: Journal of Sports Economics, Vol. 11, No. 3, 06.2010, p. 243-260.

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del Corral, J, Prieto-Rodriguez, J & Simmons, R 2010, 'The effect of incentives on sabotage: The case of Spanish football', Journal of Sports Economics, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 243-260. https://doi.org/10.1177/1527002509340666

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del Corral, J., Prieto-Rodriguez, J., & Simmons, R. (2010). The effect of incentives on sabotage: The case of Spanish football. Journal of Sports Economics, 11(3), 243-260. https://doi.org/10.1177/1527002509340666

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del Corral J, Prieto-Rodriguez J, Simmons R. The effect of incentives on sabotage: The case of Spanish football. Journal of Sports Economics. 2010 Jun;11(3):243-260. https://doi.org/10.1177/1527002509340666

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del Corral, J ; Prieto-Rodriguez, J ; Simmons, R. / The effect of incentives on sabotage: The case of Spanish football. In: Journal of Sports Economics. 2010 ; Vol. 11, No. 3. pp. 243-260.

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