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Firm Survival in Professional Sports: Evidence from the German Football League

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  • Oberhofer, Harald

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    (University of Salzburg)

  • Philippovich, Tassilo

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    (Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Innsbruck)

  • Winner, Hannes

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    (University of Salzburg)

Abstract

This paper investigates firm survival in professional football, arguing that the relegation and promotion system in football leagues is very similar to firm exits and entries in traditional goods and service markets. Empirically, we use a dataset containing information on how long football teams have remained in the German Premier League over the playing seasons 1981-82 to 2009-10. Controlling for club and market specific characteristics, such as a team's budget or its player composition, our findings suggest that younger firms are systematically exposed to higher risks of market exit in professional football, which is often referred to as `liability of newness' in industrial organization.

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Paper provided by University of Salzburg in its series Working Papers in Economics and Finance with number 2010-16.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 10 Nov 2010
Date of revision: 27 Aug 2011
Handle: RePEc:ris:sbgwpe:2010_016

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Keywords: Firm survival; liability of newness; duration analysis; sports leagues; relegation;

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  1. Carlos Pestana Barros & Bernd Frick & Jose Passos, 2009. "Coaching for survival: the hazards of head coach careers in the German 'Bundesliga'," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 41(25), pages 3303-3311.
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  3. Miguel Manjón-Antolín & Josep-Maria Arauzo-Carod, 2008. "Firm survival: methods and evidence," Empirica, Springer, vol. 35(1), pages 1-24, March.
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