Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/107491
Authors: 
Danilov, Anastasia
Harbring, Christine
Irlenbusch, Bernd
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8707
Abstract: 
We study, how help can be fostered under relative rewards by means of team bonus and corporate value statements. A simple model analysis suggests that team members help less as relative rewards increase. As one potential measure to encourage help, we augment relative rewards with team rewards determined by the output of the whole team. This theoretical benchmark is tested in an experiment. Furthermore, we provide the first clean one-shot experimental test of the Lazear and Rosen (1981) tournament model. In a second experiment, we investigate the effectiveness of corporate value statements to encourage help.
Subjects: 
help
relative rewards
team incentives
corporate value statements
experiment
JEL: 
M52
J33
J41
L23
C72
C91
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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