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dc.contributor.authorDargnies, Marie-Pierreen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-10en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:24:03Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:24:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/54575-
dc.description.abstractRecent results in experimental and personnel economics indicate that women do not like competitive environments as much as men. This article presents an experimental design giving participants the opportunity to enter a tournament as part of a team rather than alone. While a large and significant gender gap in entry in the individual tournament is found in line with the literature, no gender gap is found in entry in the team tournament. Women do not enter the tournament significantly more often when it is team-based but men enter significantly less when they are part of a team rather than alone. The main reason for men's disaffection for the team competition appears to be linked to the uncertainty on their teammate's ability. More precisely, high-performing men fear to be the victims of the free-riding behaviour of their teammate.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherWissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWZB Discussion Paper SP II 2011-201en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordTeamsen_US
dc.subject.keywordGender Gapen_US
dc.subject.keywordTournamenten_US
dc.titleMen too sometimes shy away from competition: The case of team competitionen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn68250856Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:wzbmbh:SPII2011201-
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