Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/230071
Authors: 
Sonnabend, Hendrik
Year of Publication: 
2020
Citation: 
[Journal:] Managerial and Decision Economics [ISSN:] 1099-1468 [Volume:] 41 [Issue:] 6 [Pages:] 986-997
Abstract: 
This contribution empirically investigates the adverse effects of unbalanced competition and negative feedback in team contests in the field. Using a unique data set sourced from top‐level beach volleyball, I provide evidence for discouragement effects in line with contest theory. The analysis identifies a non‐linear relationship between ex ante contestant heterogeneity and performance. Overall, no gender differences can be found. Finally, it shows that age diversity in teams helps to overcome setbacks.
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article
Document Version: 
Published Version

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