Do managerial skills matter? An analysis of the impact of managerial features on performance for Italian football
Claudio Detotto (),
Dimitri Paolini () and
Juan de Dios Tena ()
Journal of the Operational Research Society, 2018, vol. 69, issue 2, 270-282
This paper studies the impact of a set of managerial characteristics on performance in the top division (Serie A) of the Italian football league during seasons 2000/2001−2009/2010. We employ a bivariate ordered probit model applied to match‐level data, which allows for asymmetric effects at home and away matches and in goals scored and conceded. Our set of coach characteristics includes indicators of skill, experience, innate features as well as empathy with the team. We find that some managerial features matter even when we control for club power and past results. Performance is positively correlated with the manager having had experience abroad and with the manager being a former player with the club; but performance is worsened by lack of managerial experience. Other features affect only some particular aspects of performance. In particular, Italian managers are more defensive in home games while older managers are more defensive in away games. Our approach also identifies a negative effect of managerial turnover on defensive performance, an effect which is masked when a more traditional aggregated model is used.
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (3) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.
Working Paper: Do managerial skills matter? An analysis of the impact of managerial features on performance for Italian football (2017)
Working Paper: Do managerial skills matter? An analysis of the impact of managerial features on performance for the Italian football (2012)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:taf:tjorxx:v:69:y:2018:i:2:p:270-282
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
Access Statistics for this article
Journal of the Operational Research Society is currently edited by Tom Archibald
More articles in Journal of the Operational Research Society from Taylor & Francis Journals
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Chris Longhurst ().