nep-spo New Economics Papers
on Sports and Economics
Issue of 2008‒06‒27
two papers chosen by
Joao Carlos Correia Leitao
University of the Beira Interior

  1. Long-run labour market effects of individual sports activities By Michael Lechner
  2. A Two-Level Competing Values Approach to Measure Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness By A. BALDUCK; M. BUELENS

  1. By: Michael Lechner
    Abstract: This microeconometric study analyzes the effects of individual leisure sports participation on long-term labour market variables, on socio-demographic as well as on health and subjective well-being indicators for West Germany based on individual data from the German Socio- Economic Panel study (GSOEP) 1984 to 2006. Econometric problems due to individuals choosing their own level of sports activities are tackled by combining informative data and flexible semiparametric estimation methods with a specific way to use the panel dimension of the data. The paper shows that sports activities have sizeable positive long-term labour market effects in terms of earnings and wages, as well as positive effects on health and subjective well-being.
    Keywords: Leisure sports, health, labour market, matching estimation, panel data
    JEL: I12 I18 J24 L83 C21
    Date: 2008–04
    Abstract: The construct of organizational effectiveness has been contested by theorists and researchers for many years. As the study of organizational effectiveness in profit organizations is complex and muddled, studying the construct in nonprofit organizations may be even more troublesome due to their distinctive nature. This study contributes to the literature by presenting a Two-level competing values approach to measure nonprofit organizational effectiveness. The framework is constituted of two levels of analysis, management and program, which are proposed in the model of Sowa and colleagues (2004). Moreover, the framework also captures the Competing Values Approach of Quinn and Rohrbaugh (1983). We apply our model to sports clubs and we discuss the practical implications of our framework.
    Date: 2008–04

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