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Title:Productivity in contests: Organizational culture and personality effects PDF Logo
Authors:Andersson, Ola
Huysentruyt, Marieke
Miettinen, Topi
Stephan, Ute
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:Jena economic research papers 2010,046
Abstract:We study the interaction of organizational culture and personal prosocial orientation in team work where teams compete against each other. In a computerized lab experiment with minimal group design, we prime subjects to two alternative organizational cultures emphasizing either self-enhancement or self-trancendence. We find that effort is highest in self-trancendent teams and prosocially oriented subjects perform better than proself-oriented under that culture. In any other value-culture-mechanism constellation, performance is worse and/or prosocials and proselves do not differ in provided effort. These findings point out the importance of a triple-fit of preferences, organizational culture and incentive mechanism.
Subjects:Tournaments
Organizational Culture
Personal Values
Teams
Economic Incentives
JEL:C91
D23
J33
M52
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Jena Economic Research Papers, MPI für Ökonomik

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