Lynne Nikolychuk

Lynne Nikolychuk is currently a Research Fellow on the Paperworks Project, an EC funded initiative within the Department of Management, King’s College London. She is also a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Senior Visiting Research Associate at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. Her main research interests lie with understanding how digital technologies shape the everyday practices of individuals and organisations, particularly but not exclusively within the media industries. Her interest in the football industry relates to its management practices and the study of it as a type of media content.

Papers Published in World Economics:

Lynne Nikolychuk on Gerben Bakker: Entertainment Industrialised: The Emergence of the International Film Idustry, 1890-1940
Author: Lynne Nikolychuk

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Managerial Performance and Contract Instability in the Market for National Football Coaches

In this paper, the authors investigate the relationship between managerial performance of national football coaches and their length of contract term to consider the extent to which relatively higher turnover may have affected team performance outcomes. The contract periods of coaches from the top twenty national teams during a thirteen year period from 1993 to 2006 are examined alongside their respective Fédération Internationale des Football Associations (FIFA) team performance rankings. The findings are evaluated in comparison with some of the main theoretical viewpoints traditionally relied upon to assess this phenomenon. The results suggest that broadening both theoretical and methodological approaches is needed to assess more adequately the complexity of these activities.

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