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Managerial succession and organizational performance-evidence from the German Soccer League

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  • Stefan Wagner

    (Institute for Innovation Research, Technology Management and Entrepreneurship, INNO-tec, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany)

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It has been widely studied how organizational performance changes after the replacement of managers. However, there is little evidence whether environmental changes moderate the efficiency of management replacements. In this paper, I explicitly consider the effect of a change in the environment of organizations on post-replacement effects. Analyzing the performance effect of coach replacements in the German Soccer League before and after the introduction of the 3-points-rule theoretically and empirically I find that the magnitude of the performance effect of coach replacements differs under alternative regimes. The empirical analysis confirms predictions from my theoretical model and identifies moderating effects. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal Managerial and Decision Economics.

Volume (Year): 31 (2010)
Issue (Month): 6 ()
Pages: 415-430

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Handle: RePEc:wly:mgtdec:v:31:y:2010:i:6:p:415-430

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