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Title:Other-regarding preferences and leadership styles PDF Logo
Authors:Kocher, Martin G.
Pogrebna, Ganna
Sutter, Matthias
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:IZA discussion papers 4080
Abstract:We use a laboratory experiment to examine whether and to what extent other-regarding preferences of team leaders influence their leadership style in choice under risk. We find that leaders who prefer efficiency or report high levels of selfishness are more likely to exercise an autocratic leadership style by ignoring preferences of the other team members. Yet, inequity aversion has no significant impact on leadership styles. Elected leaders have a higher propensity than exogenously assigned leaders to use a democratic leadership style by reaching team consensus. Male leaders and leaders influenced by group membership tend to employ a democratic leadership style.
Subjects:Leadership style
other-regarding preferences
unobserved heterogeneity
JEL:C91
C92
D70
D81
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-20090330134
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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