Major League Baseball general managers : their turn for the public microscope (1995-2005)

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Title: Major League Baseball general managers : their turn for the public microscope (1995-2005)
Author: Black, J. Douglas
Advisor: Preston, Anne
Department: Haverford College. Dept. of Economics
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Running Time: 96050 bytes57501 bytes
Issue Date: 2006
Abstract: This is an investigation into and analysis of Major League Baseball General Managers from 1995-2005. Its aim is to evaluate General Managers based on the performance of the teams they create. It is also meant to put General Managers under the public microscope, a place which has previously been reserved for players, managers, and owners. The hypotheses include that there is a strong positive correlation between dollars spent per team win and the likelihood of being fired. Probit regression analysis demonstrated that many variables have significant effects on the probability of a General Manager being fired. This thesis concludes that team increases in team wins and making the playoffs all decrease the likelihood of firings. It also concludes that increases in dollars spent per team, GM Tenure, and GM Experience increase the likelihood of a General Manager being fired.
Subject: Baseball -- Management
Terms of Use: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/584

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Black, J. Douglas. "Major League Baseball general managers : their turn for the public microscope (1995-2005)". 2006. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/584.

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