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Does performance justify the underrepresentation of women coaches? Evidence from professional women’s soccer


Gomez-Gonzalez, Carlos; Dietl, Helmut; Nesseler, Cornel (2019). Does performance justify the underrepresentation of women coaches? Evidence from professional women’s soccer. Sport Management Review, 22(5):640-651.

Abstract

In this paper, the authors empirically analyze the influence of the gender of the coach on team performance in women’s soccer leagues. Moreover, the authors examine the role of initial experience of coaches (as professional players) as an attribute that converges with gender diversity and influence performance. The sample includes the top divisions in France, Germany, and Norway from 2004 to 2017. The results from the regression model show that the gender of the coach is not a significant determinant of team performance (points per game). In addition, the initial experience of coaches does not alter the results. Therefore, managerial decisions of clubs with regard to the employment of coaches should not rely on gender.

Abstract

In this paper, the authors empirically analyze the influence of the gender of the coach on team performance in women’s soccer leagues. Moreover, the authors examine the role of initial experience of coaches (as professional players) as an attribute that converges with gender diversity and influence performance. The sample includes the top divisions in France, Germany, and Norway from 2004 to 2017. The results from the regression model show that the gender of the coach is not a significant determinant of team performance (points per game). In addition, the initial experience of coaches does not alter the results. Therefore, managerial decisions of clubs with regard to the employment of coaches should not rely on gender.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Business Administration
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Scopus Subject Areas:Social Sciences & Humanities > Business and International Management
Social Sciences & Humanities > Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
Social Sciences & Humanities > Strategy and Management
Social Sciences & Humanities > Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
Social Sciences & Humanities > Management Science and Operations Research
Social Sciences & Humanities > Marketing
Language:English
Date:1 November 2019
Deposited On:21 Aug 2019 15:40
Last Modified:16 Apr 2020 00:03
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1441-3523
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.smr.2018.09.008
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:17478

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