nep-spo New Economics Papers
on Sports and Economics
Issue of 2014‒05‒24
two papers chosen by
Joao Carlos Correia Leitao
Universidade da Beira Interior and Universidade de Lisboa

  1. Fußballstudie 2014 der TU Braunschweig - Die Markenlandschaft der Fußball-Bundesliga By Woisetschläger, David M.; Backhaus, Christof; Dreisbach, Jan; Schnöring, Marc
  2. Compensation of a Manager: The Case of Major League Baseball By Randy Silvers; Raul Susmel

  1. By: Woisetschläger, David M.; Backhaus, Christof; Dreisbach, Jan; Schnöring, Marc
    Abstract: --
    Keywords: Fußball-Bundesliga,Vereinsmarke,Markenwahrnehmung,Markenmanagement
    Date: 2014–05–14
  2. By: Randy Silvers; Raul Susmel
    Abstract: In this paper, we are interested in the impact a Major League Baseball (MLB) manager has on a team’s outcome. Using data on manager’s contracts, team performance, and team and manager characteristics, first, we determine the variables that determine a manager's salary. Then, we use a forecasting-type analysis to study the determinants of a manager’s performance, measured by winning percentage, attendance or playoff appearances. We find that a manager's past performance affects his current salary, but his current salary does not affect the team's performance. Our results support the lack of a competitive and efficient market for MLB managers.
    Date: 2014–05–17

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