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dc.contributor.authorGill, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorProwse, Victoria L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorVlassopoulos, Michaelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-01en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-14T11:06:15Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-14T11:06:15Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/62446-
dc.description.abstractWe use an online real-effort experiment to investigate how bonus-based pay and worker productivity interact with workplace cheating. Firms often use bonus-based compensation plans, such as group bonuses and firm-wide profit sharing, that induce considerable uncertainty in how much workers are paid. Exposing workers to a compensation scheme based on random bonuses makes them cheat more but has no effect on their productivity. We also find that more productive workers behave more dishonestly. We explain how these results suggest that workers' cheating behavior responds to the perceived fairness of their employer's compensation scheme.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6725en_US
dc.subject.jelC91en_US
dc.subject.jelJ33en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordbonusen_US
dc.subject.keywordcompensationen_US
dc.subject.keywordcheatingen_US
dc.subject.keyworddishonestyen_US
dc.subject.keywordlyingen_US
dc.subject.keywordemployee crimeen_US
dc.subject.keywordproductivityen_US
dc.subject.keywordslider tasken_US
dc.subject.keywordreal efforten_US
dc.subject.keywordexperimenten_US
dc.subject.stwLeistungsentgelten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsproduktivitäten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsplatzen_US
dc.subject.stwBetrugen_US
dc.subject.stwTesten_US
dc.titleCheating in the workplace: An experimental study of the impact of bonuses and productivityen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn720436516en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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