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Takuma Kamada and Hajime Katayama
''Team performance and within-team salary disparity: an analysis of nippon professional baseball''
( 2014, Vol. 34 No.1 )
Using data from Nippon Professional Baseball, which is the Japanese professional baseball league, we examine the relationship between within-team salary disparity and team performance. We find that greater salary disparity tends to result in better team performance, which is the opposite of what prior studies have observed for Major League Baseball. Our results suggest that even within the same sport, the relationship may be partly affected by different institutional settings
Keywords: Salary disparity, Productivity, Sports industry
JEL: L2 - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior: General
D2 - Production and Organizations: General
Manuscript Received : May 10 2013 Manuscript Accepted : Jan 30 2014

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