Quaterback by Committee - A Response in Memory of Dan Markel

Harvard Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 159-68, 2015

U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-9

11 Pages Posted: 22 Jul 2015

Date Written: July 20, 2015

Abstract

In Catalyzing Fans, Dan Markel, Michael McCann and Howard Wasserman propose so-called “Fan Action Committees” (“FACs”), whereby fans would crowdfund a sum of money and then spend it to influence the personnel decisions of their favorite teams. This Response — dedicated to the memory of Dan Markel — suggests that an effective FAC could upset a team’s overall hiring and compensation system, thereby risking a downturn in team performance to the detriment of all concerned.

Keywords: Crowdfunding, Sports, Fans, Markel, Manning, Tebow, Corporation, Management

JEL Classification: K00, K12, K2, K20, K22, O1, O16, O3, G3, G30, G32, M12, M5, M51, M52, D7, D71

Suggested Citation

Schwartz, Andrew A., Quaterback by Committee - A Response in Memory of Dan Markel (July 20, 2015). Harvard Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 159-68, 2015, U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-9, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2633531

Andrew A. Schwartz (Contact Author)

University of Colorado Law School ( email )

401 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309
United States

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