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What shapes player performance in soccer? Empirical findings from a panel analysis

Torgler, Benno & Schmidt, Sascha L. (2007) What shapes player performance in soccer? Empirical findings from a panel analysis. Applied Economics, 39(18), pp. 2355-2369.

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Abstract

In this article, we investigate the pay-performance relationship of soccer players using individual data from eight seasons of the German soccer league Bundesliga. We find a nonlinear pay-performance relationship, indicating that salary does indeed affect individual performance. The results further show that player performance is affected not only by absolute income level but also by relative income position. An additional analysis of the performance impact of team effects provides evidence of a direct impact of team-mate attributes on individual player performance.

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ID Code: 31755
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: wages, Germany, Sports Teams and Clubs, soccer players, athletes
DOI: 10.1080/00036840600660739
ISSN: 0003-6846
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Deposited On: 13 Apr 2010 16:36
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:34

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