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The Role of African Americans in the Executive Labor Market: The Case of Head Coaching in College Basketball

Cornel Nesseler (), Carlos Gomez-Gonzalez (), Helmut Dietl and Julio del Corral ()
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Carlos Gomez-Gonzalez: Facultad Derecho y CC. Soziales, University of Castilla-La Mancha

No 371, Working Papers from University of Zurich, Department of Business Administration (IBW)

Abstract: In this paper, we examine how the number of African American and White American coaches in college basketball evolved since 1947. Particularly, we focus on 1973 when the league split up. The separation created asymmetric regulatory requirements. This led to a significant difference in the number of African American coaches. The evidence suggests that less regulated institutions employ fewer African American coaches. The results are time consistent, not clustered geographically, and unrelated to specific institutions. Our results have policy implications for college sports as well as other industries which have similar working conditions.

JEL-codes: J16 J7 L83 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 30 pages
Date: 2017-12
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