This paper investigates, through the lens of the principal-agent problem, the relationship between payment of National Hockey League (NHL) salaries and player performance during the period 2005-2011 and explores the inherent issues within the NHL player compensation and incentive structure.
- National Hockey League
- player performance
- guaranteed contracts
- principal agent problem
Londry, J., Edgar, D., Harris, J., & Grant, K. (2015). National Hockey League guaranteed contracts: a principal agent problem impacting on performance. Management Research Review, 38(12), 1306-1330. https://doi.org/10.1108/MRR-06-2014-0146