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Managerial Effiency in German Top League Soccer

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  • Kern, Markus
  • Süssmuth, Bernd
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    This study applies stochastic frontier analytic techniques in the estimation of sporting production functions. As ex ante input factors, we use pre-seasonal estimates of wage bills of players and coaches that are transformed during the production process of a season into ex post pecuniary revenues and sporting success. While in the case of athletic output we find a robust pattern of technical efficiency over subsequent seasons, the estimates based on economic output highlight the instability of the German soccer industry.

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    Paper provided by University of Munich, Department of Economics in its series Discussion Papers in Economics with number 5.

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    Date of creation: Feb 2003
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    Keywords: soccer economics ; sporting production function ; stochastic frontier;

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