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dc.contributor.authorGoodall, Amanda H.
dc.contributor.authorKahn, Lawrence M.
dc.contributor.authorOswald, Andrew J.
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-17T16:58:18Z
dc.date.available2020-11-17T16:58:18Z
dc.date.issued2008-06-01
dc.identifier.other536854
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/74749
dc.description.abstractWhy do some leaders succeed while others fail? This question is important, but its complexity makes it hard to study systematically. We draw on a setting where there are well-defined objectives, small teams of workers, and exact measures of leaders’ characteristics and organizational performance. We show that a strong predictor of a leader’s success in year T is that person’s own level of attainment, in the underlying activity, in approximately year T-20. Our data come from 15,000 professional basketball games and reveal that former star players make the best coaches. This ‘expert knowledge’ effect is large.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectOrganizational performance
dc.subjectfirms
dc.subjectleadership
dc.subjectfixed-effects
dc.subjectproductivity
dc.titleWhy Do Leaders Matter? The Role of Expert Knowledge
dc.typearticle
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local.authorAffiliationGoodall, Amanda H.: Warwick Business School
local.authorAffiliationKahn, Lawrence M.: lmk12@cornell.edu Cornell University
local.authorAffiliationOswald, Andrew J.: Warwick University


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