Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/68876
Authors: 
Hautsch, Nikolaus
Lehmann, Erik
Warning, Susanne
Frick, Bernd
Year of Publication: 
2001
Series/Report no.: 
Diskussionsbeiträge: Serie 1, Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Universität Konstanz 313
Abstract: 
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.
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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