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

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dc.contributor.advisor Preston, Anne Elizabeth Black, J. Douglas 2007-02-28T20:17:13Z 2007-02-28T20:17:13Z 2006
dc.description.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.
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Department of Economics
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject.lcsh Baseball -- Management
dc.title Major League Baseball general managers : their turn for the public microscope (1995-2005)
dc.type Thesis
dc.rights.access Open Access

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