Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/56893
Authors: 
Koppel, Hannes
Regner, Tobias
Year of Publication: 
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

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