Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/73803
Authors: 
Riener, Gerhard
Wiederhold, Simon
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Ifo Working Paper 113
Abstract: 
This paper explores the role of social groups in explaining the reaction to control.We propose a simple model with a principal using control devices and a controlledagent, which incorporates the existence of social groups. Testing experimentally theconjectures derived from the model and related literature, we find that agents in socialgroups (i) perform more than other (no-group) agents; (ii) expect less control thanno-group agents; (iii) decrease their performance substantially when actual controlexceeds their expectation, while no-group agents do not react; (iv) do not reciprocatewhen facing less control than expected, while no-group agents do.
JEL: 
C92
M54
D03
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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