This study aims at answering two questions: Why does a manager get fired and what impact does dismissing the field manager of a baseball team have on subsequent team performance? It is hypothesized that a manager will be fired when a team is performing poorly. If this is the case, a new manager should improve performance; however, the fans and chief executives do not recognize the other potential factors that lead to meager performance. Is it realistic to believe that getting rid of a manager will automatically lead to increased winning percentages in a team? The decision to focus on management within sports was made based on the fact that sports foster an environment in which there is a huge cultural, social and economic impact on today‘s society (Audas et al., 1999). In one-way or another, a majority of the population can relate to the sporting world. In addition, team performance is easily measured in baseball making the data needed for this study accessible.
Recommended CitationTalentowski, '10, Beth (2010) "You're Fired! The Cause and Effect of Managerial Turnover on Team Performance: A Study of Major League Baseball," The Park Place Economist: Vol. 18
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