Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125111
Authors: 
Peeters, Thomas
Salaga, Steven
Juravich, Matthew
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 15-115/VII
Abstract: 
In this paper we investigate the impact of upper and middle level managers on firm performance by simultaneously estimating manager and match qualities for management pairings in Major League Baseball (MLB). We document the economic significance of managers at both organizational levels and illustrate the importance of accounting for match quality in evaluating manager impact. Our results suggest assortative matching as managerial quality is positively correlated across organizational levels. Higher match quality in a pairing is further associated with higher individual manager qualities and longer joint employment spells. Mismatches in educational attainment are linked to lower match quality.
Subjects: 
match quality
management
team performance
Major League Baseball
JEL: 
M12
M54
L83
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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