Working papers and interim report
As part of the first phase of the research project in 2008, Substance commissioned a number of experts in the field to provide outlines of possible approaches to assessing the social value of football clubs. They each wrote a short Working Paper, covering different approaches and methodologies. These papers form the basis of a literature review and Interim Report as well as inform how the primary research and case study work were conducted. They also formed the basis of a project workshop that was held at Supporters Direct on December 2nd 2008. A sixth working paper on the regulatory framework of football was commissioned by Substance in November 2009.