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Management quality of professional football clubs : the Football Management (FoMa) Q-Score 2019

  • Managing a football club has become much more complex in recent years as they have turned into football companies and a growing number of stakeholders have entered the industry. The clubs’ capabilities to handle the increased complexity vary, turning management quality into a crucial competitive (dis-)advantage. This new edition of the FoMa Q-Score ranking builds on the framework established by ZÜLCH & PALME, 2017, which comprehensively assesses management quality along four dimensions, namely Sporting Success, Financial Performance, Fan Welfare Maximization and Leadership & Governance, in order to perform a longitudinal and cross-sectional analysis of the German and French professional football clubs’ management quality. In fact, filled with measurable key performance indicators (KPIs), these dimensions intend to objectively quantify the relevant success factors. Ultimately, the performance in all dimensions, referred to as FoMa Q-Score, indicates a club’s management quality. Football managers concerned can make use of our findings and derive specific actions to benchmark their club’s setups in order to make up ground or defend their competitive positions.

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Document Type:Working Paper
Author:Henning ZülchORCiD, Moritz Palme, Sébastien Jost
Chairs and Professorships:Chair of Accounting and Auditing
Full text/ URN:urn:nbn:de:0217-27209
Parent Title (English):HHL Working paper
Series (Serial Number):HHL-Arbeitspapier / HHL Working paper (177)
Place of publication:Leipzig
Publisher:HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
Year of Completion:2019
Page Number:XI, 105, IX-XXIX
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt