Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/52078
Authors: 
Berger, Johannes
Herbertz, Claus
Sliwka, Dirk
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5618
Abstract: 
We empirically investigate the impact of incentive scheme structure on the degree of cooperation in firms using a unique and representative data set. Combining employee survey data with detailed firm level information on the relative importance of individual, team, and company performance for compensation, we find a significant positive relation between the intensity of team incentives and several survey measures of cooperation. Moreover, higher powered team incentives are associated with lower degrees of absenteeism while this is not the case for individual incentives.
Subjects: 
incentives
cooperation
teams
helping effort
JEL: 
D23
J33
M52
M54
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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