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Shirking or mismatch? Coach-team separation in German professional soccer

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  • Hautsch, Nikolaus
  • Lehmann, Erik
  • Warning, Susanne
  • Frick, Bernd

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Some authors suggest that firing a coach reflects a principal-agent problem between team managers and coaches. Another explanation emphasizes the matching problem between teams and coaches. This paper provides empirical evidence for the latter: Using German soccer league data, we analyze the determinants of coach dismissals in terms of the impact of a team's performance on the probability to be fired. It is shown that the probability for a coach dismissal increases over time. --

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Paper provided by University of Konstanz, Department of Economics in its series Discussion Papers, Series 1 with number 313.

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Date of creation: 2001
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Handle: RePEc:zbw:kondp1:313

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  1. B Frick & R Simmons, 2005. "The impact of managerial quality on organizational performance: evidence from German soccer," Working Papers 566927, Lancaster University Management School, Economics Department.

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