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Organizational structures and efficiency of Moroccan professional football clubs

Rania El Modni () and Mounime Elkabbouri
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Rania El Modni: Laboratory of Finance, Audit and Organizational Governance Research
Mounime Elkabbouri: Laboratory of Finance, Audit and Organizational Governance Research

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Abstract: Regardless of their structure and form (public/private), organizations are often faced with structural choices. These choices can be the result of their history, their activity, the people involved or the strategies pursued. At each stage, managers have to make structural choices that allow them to be in the best possible configuration to be effective. Therefore, these sports organizations must have a structure that allows them to ensure the best possible coordination between departments. The objective of this paper is to identify structural models and examine the relationship between structure and efficiency in Moroccan soccer clubs. The three organizational design parameters: formalization, centralization, and specialization were examined to determine the structural patterns of Moroccan soccer clubs. The study was carried out with a sample of 15 Moroccan sports clubs. A total of 72 staff members responded to an online survey. The results found show the presence of two structural models: the divisional structure and the functional structure. The MANCOVA procedures showed differences between clubs in terms of sports performance. There is a significant difference between clubs with a functional structure and those with a divisional structure in sports performance, with clubs with a divisional structure generally performing significantly better than those with a functional design because football clubs choose to orient their structure according to the basic criteria of specialization, centralization and formalization.

Keywords: Structure; Effectiveness; Formalization; Centralization; Specialization; Football clubs. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021-07-06
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Published in International Journal of Accounting, Finance, Auditing, Management and Economics, 2021, 2 (4), pp.61-74. ⟨10.5281/zenodo.5071098⟩

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DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.5071098

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