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作者 Mason, Daniel Scott
書名 Agency theory and athlete representation in professional hockey
國際標準書號 9780612395640
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說明 221 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 60-08, Section: A, page: 2851
Advisers: Thomas Burton; Trevor Slack
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Alberta (Canada), 1999
This thesis is comprised of a series of three related papers providing a case study analysis of the relationship between players and agents in the elite professional hockey industry in North America. Using agency theory as a framework (Eisenhardt, 1989; Jensen and Meckling, 1976), the effects of various industry changes and attempts to regulate and monitor agent behaviour are examined. Following an introductory chapter and overview of agency theory in chapter two, the third chapter provides a methodological discussion. The fourth chapter identifies factors that have influenced the player-agent dyad since its inception in the late 1960s. These factors include the formation of the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA), the operations of the World Hockey Association, rapid revenue growth and league expansion, an increasingly competitive agent market, the advent of salary disclosure, and the NHLPA's agent certification program. The effects of these changes on players and agents are discussed in the context of the agency model
The second paper (chapter five) reviews the means through which sports industry stakeholders have attempted to regulate agent behaviour (one of two agency solutions to agent opportunism), with a focus on their specific effects on hockey agents. The agency model is then used to create a means of evaluating the effectiveness of these mechanisms, on the basis of their ability to reduce agency problems found in traditional principal-agent dyads. In doing so, agency theory provides a means through which the success or failure of certain monitoring mechanisms can be understood
The final paper (chapter six) uses the player-agent relationship in professional hockey as a case study to test the assumptions of the agency model; several research questions regarding the conditions of the player-agent relationship are developed based on the changes that have occurred in the hockey industry. The results suggest that, while agency theory provides an effective means of identifying and understanding problems within agency relationships, other external factors have a much stronger influence on the agency dyad in hockey than do traditional solutions to agency problems suggested by the model. These findings are reviewed in the context of recent discussions of the merits of agency theory found in the organisational literature
School code: 0351
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 60-08A
主題 Education, Physical
Alt Author University of Alberta (Canada)
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