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Contribution Details

Type Journal Article
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Title The performance effects of wise and unwise managerial dissmisals
Organization Unit
  • Raphael Flepp
  • Egon Franck
Item Subtype Original Work
Refereed Yes
Status Published electronically before print/final form (Epub ahead of print)
  • English
Journal Title Economic Inquiry
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Geographical Reach international
ISSN 1465-7295
Page Range 1 - 13
Date 2020
Abstract Text The decision to dismiss a coach is challenging because poor performance tends to coincide with both bad luck and low coaching ability. We differentiate between dismissals following actual poor performance on the pitch (wise dismissals) and dismissals following seemingly poor performance due to bad luck (unwise dismissals). To categorize dismissals, we use “expected goals,” which are less vulnerable to random variation in match outcomes. Using data from European football, we find that wise dismissals increase subsequent performance compared to a control group of nondismissals with similarly poor performance on the pitch. However, unwise dismissals do not improve subsequent performance compared to a control group with similar strings of bad luck.
Digital Object Identifier 10.1111/ecin.12924
Other Identification Number merlin-id:19625
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