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dc.contributor.authorFry, John
dc.contributor.authorSerbera, J-P.
dc.contributor.authorWilson, R.J.
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-10T13:36:22Z
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-13T09:12:02Z
dc.date.available2021-08-10T13:36:22Z
dc.date.available2021-09-13T09:12:02Z
dc.date.issued2021-10
dc.identifier.citationFry J, Serbera J-P and Wilson RJ (2021) Managing performance expectations in association football. Journal of Business Research. 135: 445-453.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/18586
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractMotivated by excessive managerial pressure and sackings, together with associated questions over the inefficient use of scarce resources, we explore realistic performance expectations in association football. Our aim is to improve management quality by accounting for information asymmetry. Results highlight uncertainty caused both by football’s low-scoring nature and the intensity of the competition. At a deeper level we show that fans and journalists are prone to under-estimate uncertainties associated with individual matches. Further, we quantify reasonable expectations in the face of unevenly distributed resources. In line with the statactivist approach we call for more rounded assessments to be made once the underlying uncertainties are adequately accounted for. Managing fan expectations is probably impossible though the potential for constructive dialogue remains.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2021.06.052en_US
dc.rights© 2021 Elsevier. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.
dc.subjectAlpha effecten_US
dc.subjectAssociation footballen_US
dc.subjectInformation asymmetryen_US
dc.subjectPareto principleen_US
dc.subjectQuantitative methodsen_US
dc.subjectStatactivisten_US
dc.titleManaging performance expectations in association footballen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2021-06-24
dc.date.application2021-07-05
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.date.EndofEmbargo2023-01-05
dc.type.versionAccepted manuscripten_US
dc.description.publicnotesThe full-text of this article will be released for public view at the end of the publisher embargo on 5th Jan 2023.
dc.date.updated2021-08-10T12:36:29Z
refterms.dateFOA2021-09-13T09:12:33Z
dc.openaccess.statusGreenen_US


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