Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/80648
Authors: 
Fehrler, Sebastian
Kosfeld, Michael
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 7411
Abstract: 
NGOs and other non-profit organizations attract workers who strongly identify themselves with their missions. We study whether these good guys are more trustworthy and how such pronounced group identities affect trust and trustworthiness within the groups and toward out-groups. We find that subjects who strongly identify themselves with a non-profit mission are more trustworthy in a minimal group setting but also harshly discriminate against out-groups when subjects are grouped by the missions they identify themselves with.
Subjects: 
social identity theory
group identity
trust
trustworthiness
discrimination
organization
JEL: 
C72
C92
M51
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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