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dc.contributor.authorKosfeld, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorNeckermann, Susanneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-20en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-27T10:57:07Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-27T10:57:07Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36977-
dc.description.abstractWe study the impact of status and social recognition on worker performance in a field experiment. In collaboration with an international non-governmental organization we hired students to work on a database project. Students in the award treatment were offered a congratulatory card from the organization honoring the best performance. The award was purely symbolic in order to ensure that any behavioral effect is driven by non-material benefits. Our results show that students in the award treatment outperform students in the control treatment by about 12 percent on average. Our results provide strong evidence for the motivating power of status and social recognition in labor relations with major implications for theory and applications.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit |x5040en_US
dc.subject.jelC93en_US
dc.subject.jelM52en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordAwarden_US
dc.subject.keywordnon-monetary incentivesen_US
dc.subject.keywordstatusen_US
dc.subject.keywordsocial recognitionen_US
dc.subject.keywordfield experimenten_US
dc.subject.stwLeistungsmotivationen_US
dc.subject.stwLeistungsanreizen_US
dc.subject.stwSozialer Statusen_US
dc.subject.stwFeldforschungen_US
dc.subject.stwNichtregierungsorganisationen_US
dc.titleGetting more work for nothing? Symbolic awards and worker performanceen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn631390898en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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