EconStor >
Max-Planck-Institut für Ökonomik, Jena >
Jena Economic Research Papers, MPI für Ökonomik >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

http://hdl.handle.net/10419/56893
  
Title:Corporate social responsibility in the work place: Experimental evidence on CSR from a gift-exchange game PDF Logo
Authors:Koppel, Hannes
Regner, Tobias
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Jena economic research papers 2011,030
Abstract:We analyze the effect of investments in corporate social responsibility (CSR) on workers' motivation. In our experiment, a gift exchange game variant, CSR is captured by donating a certain share of profits to a charity. We are testing for CSR effects by varying the possible share of profits given away. Additionally, we investigate the effect of a mission match, i.e., a worker prefering the same charity the firm is actually donating to. Our results show that on average workers reciprocate investments into CSR with increased effort. A mission match does result in higher effort, but only when investment into CSR is high.
Subjects:corporate social responsibility
gift-exchange game
experiment
labor market
incentives
JEL:C73
C91
D03
J01
M14
M52
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Jena Economic Research Papers, MPI für Ökonomik

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
664329640.pdf907.62 kBAdobe PDF
No. of Downloads: Counter Stats
Download bibliographical data as: BibTeX
Share on:http://hdl.handle.net/10419/56893

Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.