Personnel Economics in Sports
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Personnel Economics in Sports

Edited by Neil Longley

Sport is an effective industry in which to empirically test theories of personnel economics, primarily because the employer-employee relationship in sport is much more visible and transparent than in almost any other industry. This book examines personnel economics within the context of the professional sport industry. The chapters are organized around the core functional areas of personnel economics and cover all aspects of the employment relationship in sport – from recruiting and selection, to pay and performance, to work team design.
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Chapter 6: Impacts of co-worker heterogeneity on team performance

Robert Simmons

Abstract

The chapter examines the economics of workplace interactions, focusing on the building of effective work teams, and the particular role of coworker heterogeneity. It reviews some of the key literature pertaining to the impact on team performance of factors such as (i) productivity spillovers across teammates, (ii) heterogeneous abilities amongst teammates, and (iii) cultural diversity within a team.

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