Stars War in French Gastronomy: Prestige of Restaurants and Chefs’ Careers
AbstractIn this paper, we analyze the careers from a sample of more than 1,000 top French chefs over more than twenty years and link it to the success or reputation of the restaurants where they have worked. This allows us to test what are the determinants of success but also to investigate the dynamics of performance and reputation, stressing the importance of the quality of apprenticeships, mentoring and entrepreneurship spirit. We find that the prestige of the restaurant where individuals work is on average declining along the career, and that the quality of apprenticeship is strongly related to the future success as chef. We also find that prices of restaurants with higher reputation are more sensitive to bad signals.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 21045.
Date of creation: Feb 2010
Date of revision: Feb 2010
reputation; careeers; gastronomy;
Other versions of this item:
- Gergaud, Olivier & Smeets, Valérie & Warzynski, Frédéric, 2010. "Stars War in French Gastronomy: Prestige of Restaurants and Chefs’ Careers," Working Papers 10-2, University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Department of Economics.
- D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search, Learning, and Information
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
- L15 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Information and Product Quality
- M50 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting - - Personnel Economics - - - General
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-03-13 (All new papers)
- NEP-CUL-2010-03-13 (Cultural Economics)
- NEP-LAB-2010-03-13 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-SBM-2010-03-13 (Small Business Management)
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