Globalization, Sports Law and Labour Mobility
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Globalization, Sports Law and Labour Mobility

The Case of Professional Baseball in the United States and Japan

Matt Nichol

This book examines labour regulation and labour mobility in two professional baseball leagues: Major League Baseball in the United States and Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan. Through vivid comparative study, Matt Nichol explores how each league internally regulates labour mobility and how this internal regulation engages with external regulation from the legislature, statutory authorities and the courts. This comparison of two highly restrictive labour markets utilizes regulatory theory and labour regulation and suggests a framework for a global player transfer system in baseball.
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Chapter 2: Overview of professional baseball in the United States and Japan

Matt Nichol


This chapter introduces baseball and professional baseball in MLB and NPB and thereby lays the foundation for examining labour issues in the two leagues. An overview is provided of professional baseball, followed by the basic labour structures of MLB and NPB. Chapter 2 concludes by examining the globalization of labour in professional baseball

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