Gergaud, Olivier and Smeets, Valérie and Warzynski, Frédéric (2010): Stars War in French Gastronomy: Prestige of Restaurants and Chefs’ Careers.
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In this paper, we analyze the careers from a sample of more than 1,000 top French chefs over more than twenty years and link it to the success or reputation of the restaurants where they have worked. This allows us to test what are the determinants of success but also to investigate the dynamics of performance and reputation, stressing the importance of the quality of apprenticeships, mentoring and entrepreneurship spirit. We find that the prestige of the restaurant where individuals work is on average declining along the career, and that the quality of apprenticeship is strongly related to the future success as chef. We also find that prices of restaurants with higher reputation are more sensitive to bad signals.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Stars War in French Gastronomy: Prestige of Restaurants and Chefs’ Careers|
|Keywords:||reputation, careeers, gastronomy|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D8 - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty > D83 - Search ; Learning ; Information and Knowledge ; Communication ; Belief ; Unawareness
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J24 - Human Capital ; Skills ; Occupational Choice ; Labor Productivity
L - Industrial Organization > L1 - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance > L15 - Information and Product Quality ; Standardization and Compatibility
M - Business Administration and Business Economics ; Marketing ; Accounting ; Personnel Economics > M5 - Personnel Economics > M50 - General
|Depositing User:||Frederic Warzynski|
|Date Deposited:||02. Mar 2010 06:35|
|Last Modified:||19. Feb 2013 08:52|
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