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Coaching for survival: the hazards of head coach careers in the German 'Bundesliga'

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  • Carlos Pestana Barros
  • Bernd Frick
  • Jose Passos
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    This article analyses how long head coaches survive in the clubs of the first German football league ('Bundesliga'), where the dismissal of a presumably weak coach is a generally adopted procedure in case of a poor sporting performance of the team. We use duration models for repeated events to accommodate the correlation within individuals. We find that the head coaches of successful teams and those working during the more recent 'Bosman Effect' period are more likely to survive in the Bundesliga. Moreover, the head coaches of clubs with relatively high team wage bills are likely to survive for shorter periods of time.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics.

    Volume (Year): 41 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 25 ()
    Pages: 3303-3311

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:41:y:2009:i:25:p:3303-3311

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    1. Oberhofer, Harald & Philippovich, Tassilo & Winner, Hannes, 2010. "Firm Survival in Professional Sports: Evidence from the German Football League," Working Papers in Economics and Finance 2010-16, University of Salzburg, revised 27 Aug 2011.

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