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Professional football squads as multicultural teams: Cultural diversity, intercultural experience, and team performance

Please always quote using this URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:29-opus4-77202
  • After the Bosman ruling in 1995, the cultural diversity of professional football teams in Europe has increased considerably. Recruiting players regardless of their nationality allows football clubs to make use of a global talent pool and to combine the specific strengths of individuals with different cultural backgrounds. At the same time, it confronts them with the challenge of having players who speak different languages and who have different football philosophies ingrained in them. Based on a structure–leadership–performance model, we test the impact of various cultural factors on team success against the background of archival data of 2483 players of 98 clubs in the 5 largest EuropeanAfter the Bosman ruling in 1995, the cultural diversity of professional football teams in Europe has increased considerably. Recruiting players regardless of their nationality allows football clubs to make use of a global talent pool and to combine the specific strengths of individuals with different cultural backgrounds. At the same time, it confronts them with the challenge of having players who speak different languages and who have different football philosophies ingrained in them. Based on a structure–leadership–performance model, we test the impact of various cultural factors on team success against the background of archival data of 2483 players of 98 clubs in the 5 largest European football leagues (England, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain). We find a negative effect of cultural diversity of the team and of intercultural experience of a coach on team performance. We derive implications for research on multicultural teams and for the management of football teams.show moreshow less

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Author:Daniel Maderer, Dirk Holtbrügge, Tassilo Schuster
URN:urn:nbn:de:bvb:29-opus4-77202
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1177/1470595813510710
Title of the journal / compilation (English):International Journal of Cross Cultural Management
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of Completion:2014
Embargo Date:2016/10/10
Publishing Institution:Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
Release Date:2016/10/10
Tag:Cultural diversity; culture; football; leadership; multicultural teams
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Volume:14
Issue:2
Pagenumber:215 - 238
Original publication:International Journal of Cross Cultural Management 14.2 (2014): S. 215-238. <http://ccm.sagepub.com/content/14/2/215.abstract>
Institutes:Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 33 Wirtschaft / 330 Wirtschaft
open_access (DINI-Set):open_access
Collections:Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg / Allianzlizenzen: Alle Beiträge sind mit Zustimmung der Rechteinhaber aufgrund einer DFG-geförderten Allianzlizenz frei zugänglich. / Allianzlizenzen 2014
Licence (German):Keine Creative Commons Lizenz - es gilt der Veröffentlichungsvertrag und das deutsche Urheberrecht
Licence (German):National- bzw. Allianzlizenz (nur intern)