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The Wall Street Journal: Running a team is becoming a ‘science’ for academia and the corporate world


The article in a special publication The Business of Football looks at the parallels between football and business – how are they similar and what the differences are. Mark de Rond, Professor of Organisational Ethnography at Cambridge Judge Business School, says there are differences between sports teams and business teams: “There is a clear distinction between business teams and sports teams. Businesses have multiple objectives while in sports such as football the individuals generally have a quite singular objective in terms of performance. There is a transparency which is not always so clear in business.”

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