This study examines the effect of nonstandard soccer players on team effort and team performance. The role and actions of permanent and temporary (nonstandard) employees are explored in depth multiple times. However, most previous studies looked at the consequences of standard and nonstandard employees on individual level. This report looks at the effects on team level. It is of strategic relevance that organizations know whether and under which conditions a blended workforce will positively influence team effort and the total team performance. In this thesis, various European soccer leagues were analyzed (e.g. the English Premier League, the Dutch Eredivisie, and the Spanish La Liga) over four seasons to trace the effect of the nonstandard soccer players on team effort, team cooperation, and team performance. Building on argumentations about employee precariousness and selfishness, this study reveals that nonstandard employees do predict differences in team effort and in team coordination.
Literatuurverwijzing: Akkerveken, D.D. van den (2016). A blended workforce does not automatically mean success: the effect of a blended workforce on team effort and team performance in professional sport. Tilburg: Tilburg University.