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How Expectations Affect Managerial Change

  • Egon Franck

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    (Institute for Strategy and Business Economics, University of Zurich)

  • Stephan Nüesch

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    (Institute for Strategy and Business Economics, University of Zurich)

  • Jan Pieper

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    (Institute for Strategy and Business Economics, University of Zurich)

This study addresses the question how performance expectations affect involuntary managerial change. As we measure performance expectations based on highly efficient bookmaker odds, our specification is less subject to manipulations than the analyst forecasts employed in prior studies. Using match-level data from the German Bundesliga, we empirically investigate to which extent deviations from rational performance expectations affect the probability of involuntary coach dismissal, even after controlling for various measures of actual team performance. We find that coaches who face higher performance expectations are more likely to be fired than peers with similar performance records but lower expectations.

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Paper provided by University of Zurich, Institute for Strategy and Business Economics (ISU) in its series Working Papers with number 0139.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2010
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Handle: RePEc:iso:wpaper:0139
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